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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 environmental change and 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

Thursday, Jan 10, 2019

Two Brazilian scholars and friends of the Brazil LAB were in the news recently voicing concerns over the environmental policies...

Friday, Dec 14, 2018

On November 30th, the Brazil LAB hosted an event on the history of enslavement in Princeton and Brazil, with over fifty people...

Thursday, Dec 6, 2018

On November 29th, the Brazil LAB hosted a discussion with Ondjaki, one...

Friday, Nov 23, 2018

Brazilian economist and former head of the Brazilian Central Bank, Arminio Fraga...

Upcoming events

Activist Laboratory: People-Powered Action in Brazil’s Eroding Democracy

Thu, Feb 7, 2019, 4:30 pm

A discussion with Miguel Lago (Brazilian political scientist and visiting professor at the School of Public Affairs of Sciences...

How Can Brazil Avoid Tech Dystopia? On Election Hacking, Digital Identities, and Artificial Intelligence

Thu, Feb 21, 2019, 4:30 pm

A discussion with Ronaldo Lemos (Brazilian legal scholar and visiting professor at the School of International Public Affairs of Columbia...

Slavery, Emancipation, and Everyday Rhythms: Art Through Afro-Atlantic Histories

Decolonizing Art: A Conversation with Brazilian Artist Adriana Varejão