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, Jul 6, 2020

Fernando Codá Marques, a Princeton University Professor of Mathematics,...

Wednesday, Jun 3, 2020

 The Brazil LAB Advisory Board Member Flora Thomson-DeVeaux ’13 is in the news with the release of her ...

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

The Brazil LAB spring course “Amazonia, The Last Frontier: History, Culture, and Power” creatively transitioned to remote instruction after spring...

Upcoming events

Lutas por Liberdade em 200 Anos de Brasil Independente

Mon, Aug 10, 2020, 2:00 pm

The Instituto Rui Barbosa de Altos Estudos em Cultura, together with:
Brazil Lab (Princeton University)
Centre de Recherches sur le...

Lutas por Liberdade em 200 Anos de Brasil Independente

Mon, Aug 17, 2020, 2:00 pm

The Instituto Rui Barbosa de Altos Estudos em Cultura, together with:
Brazil Lab (Princeton University)
Centre de Recherches sur le...

Global Health and COVID-19

Fri, Aug 21, 2020, 9:00 am

A discussion on the social, medical and political responses to the pandemic and what might be next. 

Lutas por Liberdade em 200 Anos de Brasil Independente

Mon, Aug 24, 2020, 2:00 pm

The Instituto Rui Barbosa de Altos Estudos em Cultura, together with:
Brazil Lab (Princeton University)
Centre de Recherches sur le...