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, Nov 25, 2019

On Friday, November 8th and Saturday, November 9th, the Brazil LAB hosted a two-day workshop/oficina on ...

Thursday, Nov 21, 2019

On Thursday, November 7th, the Brazil LAB hosted Carlos Fausto, a leading Brazilian cultural and visual anthropologist and Professor at the Brazil...

Tuesday, Nov 5, 2019

On Thursday, October 3rd, the Brazil LAB hosted Ilona Szabó, a leading Brazilian social...

Wednesday, Oct 23, 2019

The conference “Amazonian Leapfrogging: Long-term Vision for Safeguarding the Amazon for Brazil and the Planet” took place at Princeton Oct.

Upcoming events

Labor and Gender: Alternative Social Policies in Brazil

Mon, Dec 9, 2019, 12:00 pm

A Brazil LAB event with Cecilia Machado and Thomas Fujiwara.