Princeton Students Create "Indigenous Brazil" Website

Tuesday, Feb 5, 2019

As part of the course Indigenous Brazil, headed by professor Marília Librandi (Department of Spanish and Portuguese), Princeton undergraduate students created a website to celebrate and educate others about Brazil's indigenous peoples. The innovative website, also entitled Indigenous Brazilcompiles students' research on the history and culture of several indigenous groups, and is published in Portuguese.  

The class and the project were made possible as a collaboration between the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, the Brazil LAB, and the Program in Latin American Studies. Several friends of the Brazil LAB — including environmentalistsNGO staffscholarsgraduate students and postdocs — guest-lectured in the class, providing students with diverse critical perspectives. 

The website was launched on January 31st, in honor of the Indigenous Mobilization Day. 

Professor Marilia Librandi is the author of the recently published book Writing by Ear: Clarice Lispector and the Aural Novel. The Brazil LAB is organizing a book forum to celebrate Librandi's work on March 26, 2019.