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 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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Thursday, Mar 28, 2019

On Friday, March 8, the Brazil LAB hosted the Brazilian artist Adriana Varejão to...

Thursday, Mar 28, 2019

The anthropologist and historian Lilia M.

Thursday, Feb 28, 2019

On Thursday, February 21st, the Brazil LAB welcomed scholar ...

Wednesday, Feb 27, 2019

On February 20, the Brazil LAB welcomed Laura Carvalho (University of São Paulo) to discuss her best-selling and provocative book...

Upcoming events

The Brazilian Economy and its Economists: Sociological Perspectives

Tue, Apr 30, 2019, 12:00 pm

A conversation with Elisa Klüger (Postdoctoral Fellow, Brazilian Center of Analysis and Planning), Rogério Barbosa (Postdoctoral Fellow,...