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

Wednesday, Jan 8, 2020

We mourn the passing of the great historian Stanley J.

Tuesday, Dec 10, 2019

The Brazil LAB director João Biehl and the Princeton Visiting Student Rodrigo Simon de Moraes (PhD Unicamp) published an op-ed –– “O Pulo do Gato...

Tuesday, Dec 10, 2019

On Thursday, November 21st, the Brazil LAB hosted a book forum with Lilia M.

Monday, Nov 25, 2019

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

Upcoming events

Forest Mathematics: Unstable Sets in Indigenous Amazonia

Thu, Feb 6, 2020, 4:30 pm

A Brazil LAB event with Aparecida Vilaça and Fernando Codá Marques.

Cooperation and Conflict Inside and Outside the Capoeira Roda

Fri, Feb 14, 2020, 12:00 pm

A Brazil LAB event with Ernesto Batista Mané Júnior and Mauricio Acuña.

Political Turmoil, Social Mobility, and Growth: Reflections on Brazil and Latin America

Thu, Feb 20, 2020, 4:30 pm

A Brazil LAB event with Monica de Bolle and Federico Neiburg.

“When the Africans Hid Themselves”: The 1857 Strike in Bahia

Thu, Mar 5, 2020, 4:30 pm

A Brazil LAB event with João José Reis and Isadora Moura Mota.