Figueiredo Yves

Posted on September 1, 2023


Research themes

  • US environmental history
  • History of California
  • History of the North American park movement
  • Environmental humanities and health humanities
  • Urban history / cities and the environment

Current Project

  • The circulation of park movement ideas and principles in the transatlantic world (France, United States, Argentina)
  • Health and the environment, in particular how environmental and public policies affect social well-being
  • Environmental and urban history: the urbanization of Pasadena (California) between 1880 and 1920

Education and Academic Positions:

  • 2023: Associate Professor of US Environmental History, Université Paris Cité, LARCA (UMR 8225)
  • 2006-2023: Associate Professor, civilisation américaine, Sorbonne Université
  • 2005: PhD in Language and Culture of English-Speaking Societies, Université Paris-Diderot. Title: “From Monumentalism to Ecology: The Aesthetics and Politics of Nature in California, 1864-1916.” Supervisor: Professor François Brunet.
  • 1999-2001: Lecturer, French Department, UC Berkeley
  • 1997: Agrégation in English
  • 1995: Teaching Assistant, Rhodes College, Memphis, Tennessee

      Sélection de publications :

      • Frederick Law Olmsted et le park movement américain, Neuilly, Atlande, 2014
      •  « De Mount Auburn à Central Park : aux origines du park movement », Études anglaises, vol. 67, n° 1, 2014, p. 81-95.
      • « “The Defining Issues of the Twenty-First Century,” An Interview with Donald Worster », Revue Française d’Études Américaines, n°129, 2011, p. 8-18.
      • “Inventing Yosemite Valley: National Parks and the Language of Preservation,” Historical Geography, special issue: “U.S. Parks and Protected Areas”, vol. 35, 2007, p. 12-37.
      • « Aux sources du débat écologique contemporain : l’expérience américaine ». Revue Française d’Études Américaines, n°102, 2006, p. 69-82.