Postdoctoral Research Associate, PIIRS/HMEI

Fábio Zuker is an anthropologist and journalist. He is a postdoctoral research associate at the Brazil LAB at the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies and at Princeton's High Meadows Environmental Institute. He holds a PhD degree in Social Anthropology from the University of São Paulo (Brazil) and his research focused on the destruction of life forms on the banks of the Tapajós River (Brazilian Amazon) and indigenous ways of doing politics and creating worlds. His research interests span from indigenous ecologies and politics, environmental violence, deforestation, plantations, and infrastructures – mainly in the Amazon region. In 2022, he has been a visiting scholar at Cornell University. He is the author of "The Life and Death of a Minke Whale in the Amazon: Dispatches from the Brazilian Rainforest" (Milkweeds, 2022), which was praised by the New York Times section of books in translation and The Los Angeles Review of Book. As a journalist, Zuker has been a Pulitzer Center grantee three times. He has published with a wide variety of media outlets, including National Geographic, Wired, The Guardian, and Thomson Reuters Foundation as well as the main media outlets in Brazil. He is also the author of "Em Rota de Fuga: ensaios sobre escrita, medo e violência" (Hedra, 2020). He is now working on editing his PhD dissertation and turning it into articles and eventually into a book.