Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs
Brazil Initiative

Neil Safier

Director of the John Carter Brown Library
Associate Professor of History

Research areas: History, Politics and Governance

Neil Safier is director of the John Carter Brown Library. He is the author of Measuring the New World: Enlightenment Science and South America (2008). His current research relates to the environmental and ethnographic history of the Amazon River basin, and the circulation of ideas in the Atlantic world during the age of revolutions.