A. Organization of Large Academic Conferences


Rubber Extraction in Global Amazon in the Beginning of the Twentieth Century: A Historic, Visual and Lierary Reading. Center for Social Studies, University of Coimbra, Novermber 14, 2023.


Amazonian Futurisms: More than Human Imaginaries. Catholic University of Lima. July 20-21, 2023.


Vegetal Humanities in the Amazon. Center for Social Studies, Univ. of Coimbra. October 13-14 2022.


EcoImages: Amazonian Indigenous Film Festival. Casa do Cinema de Coimbra & Lisbon Cinematheque, June 1-3, 2022.


Rivers of the Amazon: Poetic Affluents and Contestes Modernities. Center for Social Studies, Univ. of Coimbra. May 3, 2022.


Book Launch The Mind of Plants Arts Front, October 28, 2021.


Diálogos - Mente de las / das Plantas, Arts Front and the University of Western Australia, July 9, 2021.


The Mind of Plants Symposium, Arts Front and the University of Western Australia, April 9, 2021.


The Environment in Brazilian Culture, Georgetown University, 2017.


Fernando Pessoa: Between Literature and Philosophy (co-organizer), Georgetown University, 2015.


Plant Intelligence: Scientific and Philosophical Perspectives, Georgetown University, 2014.


Brazilian Literary Festival (co-organizer), Georgetown University, 2009.


Portuguese and Brazilian Film: Cinematic Theory and Praxis in Perspective, Georgetown University, 2009.


Colloquium “Rethinking April 25th in Portugal”, UC Santa Barbara, 2002.     


Assistant to the Organizing Committee of the European Association of American Studies Conference, University of Lisbon, 1998.



B. Organization of Academic Talks


Book Launch Animalidades: Zooliteratura e os Limites do Humano by Maria Esther Maciel, Libraria da Travessa, Lisbon, October 6, 2023.


Dr. Maria Esther Maciel, “Amazonian Animals in Contemporary Brazilian Literature.” CES, Univ. of Coimbra, October 4, 2023.


Dr. Renato Sztutman, “Possible Futures: Imagination and Speculation to Resist in the Anthropocene.” CES, Univ. of Coimbra, May 30, 2023.


Dr. María Eugenia Yllia, “Indigenous Visual Arts and the Paradoxes of Building Indigenous Identities Through Contemporary Art.” CES, Univ. of Coimbra, April 4, 2023.


Dr. Danielle Viegas, “Another History of the Lost Cities of the Amazon: Development and Utopia in Contemporary Brazil.” CES, Univ. of Coimbra, February 13, 2023.


Book Launch Sob of Tempos do Equinócio by Eduardo Góes Neves, Livraria da Travessa, Lisbon,  Oct. 15, 2022.


John Ryan, “The Collaborative Plant? (De)Composing with Vegetal Life, Georgetown University, December 2020.


Isabel Ferreira Gould, “Portuguese Literature, Hunting, and the African Natural Environment under and after Colonialism,”  Georgetown University, 2019.


Juan-Carlos Galeano, Presentation of the film El Río, Georgetown University, 2019.


Marcus Ramusyo de Almeida Brasil, “Brasil, Sertão e  Amazônia – Fronteiras e Narrativas,” Coimbra University, 2019.                   

Professor Simone Pires, “Os Sons dos Povos da Amazônia: Música, Cultura, História e Visão de Mundo,” Georgetown University, 2018


Artemy Magun, “Andrey Platonov’s Melancholia and the Philosophy of the Subject,” Georgetown University, 2014.


Michael Marder, “On Being Lost at Home: Between Economy and Ecology,” Georgetown University, 2014.


Emily Apter, “The Politics of Translation Today: Language, Philosophy, Media,” Georgetown University, 2014.


Fernando Arenas, “Africa on Screen: The Question of Languages.” Georgetown University, 2013.


César Dias Lima, “Presenting his film Soldados da Borracha.” Georgetown University, 2013.


Gonçalo Tavares, "Introducing his new book, The Neighborhood." Georgetown University, 2012.


Santiago Slabodsky, "Global Barbarisms: When Latin American Thought Changed Talmudic Readings" Georgetown University, 2012.


Michael Marder, “The Existential Phenomenology of Clarice Lispector”, Georgetown University, 2012.


Miguel Jerónimo, “Portugal and the Division of Africa (1870-1940): Themes and Perspectives”, Georgetown University, 2011.


Alexandre Sá, “Portugal and the Political in the 20th Century”, Georgetown University, 2011.


Noam Chomsky, “Doctrines and Visions”, Harvard University, 2004.


Roger Owen, “The Iraqi Occupations of 1914 and 2003 Compared,” Harvard University, 2003.


Gideon Lester’s talk “The Worst Theater I have ever seen: Art Theater and the A.R.T,” (co-organizer), Harvard University, 2003.