Nathalia Capellini is an environmental historian working on energy politics and infrastructures in Latin America, environmental conflict and international circulations of expert knowledge. She is currently a postdoctoral researcher at the IHEID SNF-funded Project Anthroposouth. She holds a PhD in History at the Université Paris Saclay -UVSQ. Her thesis "Historicizing dams in the Brazilian Amazon: environment, conflict and politics in the planning and construction of Tucuruí (1960-1985)" was awarded the 2020 thesis prize of the Institute of the Americas and the prize for the best European thesis on Brazil of the Association of Brazilianists in Europe.
- “Cidade-empresa e controle da mão de obra na construção da usina hidrelétrica de Tucuruí (1974-1984)”, Mundos do Trabalho, Florianópolis, v.12, 2020, p. 1-23.
- “A grande aceleração e a construção de barragens hidrelétricas no Brasil”. Varia Historia, vol. 34, n. 65, may/aug 2018, pp. 315-346.
- “Science et barricade: Les conflits dans la construction du barrage hydroélectrique de Tucuruí pendant la dictature militaire brésilienne”. In: Alexis Vrignon, et. al. (ed.) Une histoire des conflits environnementaux. Luttes locales, enjeu global, Limoges, Presses Universitaires de Limoges, 2018, pp. 149-162.
- “Hydroelectric Dams and the Rise of Environmentalism Under Dictatorship in Brazil and Paraguay (1950-1990): the Case of Itaipu”, (with Carlos Gomes Florentin). In: Viktor Pal and Stephen Brain, Environmental Politics and Policy under Authoritarian Regimes: Myth and Reality, New York, Routlegde, 2018, pp. 51-74.
- “Tales of the Transamazonian: Hope and Disillusionment on a Route of Ecological Migrations”, (with Antoine Acker). ISLE: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment, vol. 24, n. 2, Spring 2017, pp. 306–324