Jennifer Eaglin is an assistant professor of environmental history/sustainability at Ohio State University. She is a historian of modern Latin American alternative energy development. Dr. Eaglin’s first project specialized in the history of sugar-based ethanol development in Brazil. Her book, Sweet Fuel: The Social, Political, and Environmental History of Brazil’s Sugar Ethanol Industry (Oxford University Press, Spring 2022) traces the ethanol industry’s growth from the 1930s to the 2000s with a particular focus on how the military dictatorship transformed sugar ethanol into a uniquely Brazilian solution to the global energy crisis of the 1970s. Eaglin’s work has appeared in such journals as Environmental History and the Latin American Research Review. While at DRCLAS as a Lemann Fellow, she will advance her next book project on the Brazilian nuclear energy industry.
Research Project: Going Nuclear: The Rise of Brazilian Nuclear Energy