On September 10, 2020, the Brazil LAB –– in partnership with the Graduate Program in Social Anthropology (PPGAS) of the Museu Nacional (UFRJ), the Department of Preventive Medicine of the University of São Paulo (USP) and the Institute for Health Policy Studies (IEPS) –– organized an online event on the economic and political consequences of...
The Brazil LAB and the Department of Preventative Medicine of the University of São Paulo (USP) organized a webinar on August 21, 2020, exploring the political determinants underlying the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, with a focus on Brazil and the shifting na
The Brazil LAB Advisory Board Member Flora Thomson-DeVeaux ’13 is in the news with the release of her translation of Machado de Assis’ masterpiece...
The Brazil LAB spring course “Amazonia, The Last Frontier: History, Culture, and Power” creatively transitioned to remote instruction after spring break due to the coronavirus pandemic.
On May 6, the Brazil LAB hosted the timely online conversation about “Pandemic and Chaos: Where to Next, Brazil?” The event was moderated by the anthropologist João Biehl (Brazil LAB Director) and the economist Thomas Fujiwara (Brazil LAB Associate Director) and featured:
On April 22, Earth Day, the Brazil LAB hosted an online event with a stellar group of scholars and innovators to think about the new coronavirus pandemic and Amazonia’s future. The conversation was moderated by Brazil LAB's Director João Biehl and featured:
For the Indigenous peoples of the Amazon, Covid-19 is a radical threat, one which strikes at their worldview and mirrors the violence of predatory invaders.
The renowned scholar Lilia M. Schwarcz, a Visiting Professor at Princeton and an advisory member of the Brazil LAB, reflects on the historical resonances of the coronavirus pandemic and the ways it shatters our world-making practices in Brazil and worldwide.