Eve Buckley studies Brazilian history and the history of science, medicine, health and environment in the twentieth century. She is interested in the use of science and technology to address problems of poverty and underdevelopment in postcolonial societies. Her current book project, provisionally entitled Transforming Brazil’s Desert: Drought, Poverty and Technocratic Tensions in Modern Latin America, examines development projects in Northeast Brazil's hinterland drought zone, focusing on dam construction, the establishment of irrigated smallholder colonies, and public health surveys. Prof. Buckley received her BA from the University of Chicago and PhD from the University of Pennsylvania. Prior to graduate school, she worked for several years in science museum education. She grew up outside Columbus, Ohio, and now lives in Newark with her husband and three sons.
“Drought in the sertão as a natural or social phenomenon: establishing the Inspetoria Federal de Obras Contra as Secas, 1909-1923,” Boletim do Museu Paraense Emilio Goeldi: Ciências Humanas (Brazil), special issue, História, Ciência e Natureza (v. 5 n. 2, 2010), pp. 379-398.
“Political Impediments to Technological Diffusion in Northeast Brazil, 1909-1964,” Comparative Technology Transfer & Society, v. 7 (2) August 2009, pp. 146-171.