Lise Sedrez is an Assistant Professor in the History Department at California State University at Long Beach. She holds an M.S. in Environmental Policy Studies from the New Jersey Institute of Technology, and a Ph.D. in History from Stanford University, where she was awarded a Lieberman Fellowship for excellence in teaching. Lise Sedrez taught Latin American History at the College of William & Mary, in Williamsburg, VA. Lise has published in Italy, Colombia, Brazil and the US. Her research interests include the environmental history of Latin America, urban history, the history of science and the history of Brazil. Before her graduate studies, Lise worked for environmental non-profit organizations in Brazil, such as Greenpeace, IBASE and WWF.
Lise is also interested on diverse (and sometimes weird) subjects, such as Holocaust denial and Creationism, mostly in which ways these movements appropriate an academic discourse to pursue a non scientific agenda.