Brazil LAB

Welcome to the Brazil LAB | Luso-Afro-Brazilian Studies

The Brazil LAB is an original initiative, gathering Princeton faculty and students working in and on Brazil and on subjects Brazil is helpful to think with. Spearheaded by PIIRS and in synergy with various departments, programs and initiatives, the LAB | Luso-Afro-Brazilian Studies | is a multi-disciplinary research and teaching hub for exploring the country’s history, politics and culture, along with its regional significance and international connections.

In the LAB, we take Brazil as a dynamic nexus for engaging pressing issues — from the Amazonian tipping point to democratic insecurities to socioeconomic and health inequities to emerging forms of political mobilization and cultural expression — that affect people in Brazil and globally, and that are salient to both established scholarship and nascent critical work.

With a flagship Global Seminar and myriad intellectual activities, the LAB brings students and faculty to the comprehensive study of Brazil, while also promoting novel research collaborations across political economies and cultures. Responding to emergent problematics requires developing our collective capacities to formulate new questions, to promote international and experiential learning, to sustain in-depth reflection, and to collaboratively envision alternatives. We seek to train a cosmopolitan new generation of Brazilianists capable of producing trailblazing, socially meaningful scholarship.

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News

Monday, Apr 12, 2021

On Thursday, April 1, the Brazil LAB hosted the 2021 Stanley Stein Lecture “Atlantic Entanglements in the Era of Abolition (Angola and Brazil,...

Friday, Apr 2, 2021

On Thursday, March 25, 2021, the Brazil LAB and the Graduate Program in Social Anthropology of the Museu Nacional (UFRJ, Brazil) held the first...

Sunday, Mar 28, 2021

On March 17, 2021, the Brazil LAB and the Department of Spanish and Portuguese hosted the third in a series of talks known as “Pílulas literárias...

Tuesday, Mar 23, 2021

On Thursday, March 18, 2021, the Brazil LAB hosted “Democracy and Inequalities in Brazil,” a conversation with political science professor Marta...

Upcoming events

Co-Sponsored Event | Tramas do cuidado em tempos de pandemia

Thu, Apr 15, 2021, 9:00 am

An event organized by the Graduate Program in Social Anthropology of the Museu Nacional (Federal University of Rio de Janeiro). In Portuguese.

Desigualdades Sociais diante da Pandemia

Thu, Apr 15, 2021, 4:30 pm

The Brazil LAB and the Institute for Health Policy Studies (IEPS) will hold their first joint seminar of the series Brazilian Social Sciences...

Unlearning Modernism: Mid-Century Legacies and Urban Futures in Brazil

Fri, Apr 16, 2021, 1:00 pm

A Princeton-Mellow Initiative event with Danielle Stewart (former Princeton Mellon Fellow and current Assistant Professor of Latin American Art at...

Mapeando a capacidade de resposta do sistema de saúde

Thu, Apr 22, 2021, 4:30 pm

The Brazil LAB and the Institute for Health Policy Studies (IEPS) will hold their second joint seminar of the series Brazilian Social Sciences...