When Sugarcane Meets Oil: Tom Rogers’ Summer Research

Tom Rogers, Associate Professor of Modern Latin American History, spent the summer of 2015 conducting research in Southeastern Brazil. Rogers’ inquiry spanned from research in secret police and labor court archives to oral histories with local union leaders. The project examines agricultural transformation in late-twentieth-century Brazil with a particular focus on the nation’s 1975 National Alcohol Program that encouraged ethanol production from sugarcane. The Office of the Provost recently profiled Rogers’ research and teaching, which typify Emory’s teacher-scholar model and “focused international activity in Emory’s global strategies.” The article can be read in full here or by clicking on the image below.