Teaching Environmental Anthropology in Brazil and Latvia

  • Paride Bollettin Federal University of Bahia and Durham University


This paper describes two courses dedicated to Environmental Anthropology offered respectively at the Federal University of Bahia in Brazil and the Riga Stradins University in Latvia. The courses were organised in parallel modules, enabling the promotion of similar programs in the two. The aim of this paper is to present the discussions following each topic covered by the course and the case studies chosen by enrolled students for their final works in Brazil and Latvia. The final discussion highlights how, despite the differences between the two countries, the effective engagement of students promoted the emergence of their direct participation in the course development and new ways of situating themselves in their environments

Developing Teaching: Reports and Reflections