- Protecting Nature in Federal Systems: States, Private Interests, and Conservation Units in Brazil. Ph.D. Dissertation, University of California, Berkeley.
- "Brazil: Disentangling Green Industry from Brown Consequences." In Can Green Sustain Growth? From the Religion to the Reality of Sustainable Prosperity, edited by John Zysman and Mark Huberty. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2013.
- Igor Ferraz da Fonseca, Marcel Bursztyn, and Benjamin S. Allen. "Trivializing sustainability: Environmental governance and rhetorical free-riders in the Brazilian Amazon." Natural Resources Forum 36 (2012): 28-37.
- “Deforestation's Challenge to Green Growth in Brazil.” Berkeley Roundtable on the International Economy (BRIE) Working Paper #202.
Academic Conference Presentations
- "Paths of Least Resistance: Political Risk and Conservation Area Demarcation in Two Brazilian States." Paper Presented at the annual American Political Science Association Conference, August 29-Septembr 1, 2013, Chicago, IL.
- "Disentangling Green Industry from Brown Consequences in Brazil." Paper Presented at the annual Midwestern Political Science Association Conference, April 10-14, 2013, Chicago, IL.
- "Building Environmental Governance: The Development of Five Conservation Bureaucracies in Brazil." Paper Presented at the Brazilian Studies Association Conference, September 6-8, 2012, Urbana-Champaign, IL.
Fellowships and Grants
- Social Science Research Council International Dissertation Research Fellowship, 2011-2012.
- UC Berkeley Dean's Normative Time Fellowship, 2011-2012.
- UC Berkeley Center for Latin American Studies Travel Grant, Summer 2010.
- National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, 2008-2013.
- Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship for Portuguese, 2007-2008.