Raoni Rajão is a senior lecturer in social studies of science & technology in the Department of Production Engineering and a researcher with the Institute of Advanced Transdisciplinary Studies at the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG) in Brazil. He also teaches in the graduate programmes in Production Engineering and Environmental Analysis at UFMG and in Social and Political Sciences of the Environment at Radboud University in the Netherlands. His research crosses postcolonial studies, environmental politics and science studies. He has collaborated with different agencies of the United Nations and the German Technical Cooperation (GIZ), and has advised senior officials from the State Government of Minas Gerais and the Brazilian Federal Government in the creation of environmental policy. He has published in Global Environmental Politics, Theory, Culture & Society, edited a special issue of Science, Technology & Human Values, and has published in Science, the journal of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).