Eve Buckley studies Brazilian history and the history of science, medicine, health and environment in the twentieth century. Her dissertation at the University of Pennsylvania examined development projects in Northeast Brazil's hinterland drought zone, focusing on dam construction, the establishment of irrigated smallholder colonies, and public health surveys. She is interested in the use of science and technology to address problems of poverty and underdevelopment in postcolonial societies. Prior to graduate school, she received her BA from the University of Chicago and worked in science museum education.
“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.