On Thursday, February 6, the Brazil LAB and the Department of Anthropology hosted Aparecida Vilaça, Professor of Social Anthropology of Brazil’s Museu Nacional for the lecture ‘Forest Mathematics: Unstable Sets in Indigenous Amazonia.’ Fernando Codá Marques, Professor of Mathematics at Princeton was the discussant.
- Tuesday, Feb 11, 2020
- Monday, Sep 30, 2019
On Thursday, September 19, the Brazil LAB hosted two outstanding Brazilian public intellectuals, economist Laura Carvalho, Professor of Economics at the University of São Paulo (USP) and columnist for Folha de São Paulo, and political commentator Celso Rocha de Barros, sociologist and analyst at the Brazilian Central Bank and fellow Folha columnist.
- Wednesday, Oct 2, 2019
On Tuesday, September 24th, the Brazil LAB welcomed literary breakout star Geovani Martins to campus. Martins' collection of short stories, O Sol na Cabeça (The Sun on My Head), became a hit when it was published last year in Brazil by Companhia das Letras, and is now available in English. Martins’ stories recount the experiences of boys and young men from the Rio’s peripheries and draw on hisown experiences growing up there.
- Monday, May 20, 2019
On March 14th, exactly a year after her assassination, the Brazil LAB organized a tribute to councilwoman and political activist Marielle Franco, known for defending women’s rights and black, LGBT+ and favela communities in Rio de Janeiro. “Black Feminisms across the Americas” started off with the screening of the documentary “I Will Not Be Interrupted,” by Débora McDowell and Jamille Pinheiro Dias. The powerful short film is based on testimonies from women who knew and worked with Marielle in the Maré community and beyond.
- Monday, May 13, 2019
- 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 Brazil, compiles students' research on the history and culture of several indigenous groups, and is published in Portuguese.
- Monday, Jan 28, 2019
Brazil LAB associate Hendrik Lorenz, Professor of Philosophy at Princeton, has led a wonderful workshop on Aristotle’s Categories in Princeton (January, 18-20 2019), bringing together philosophers from Brazil, Mexico and the United States. This critical reading event was part of an ongoing scholarly network that Lorenz heads in collaboration with scholars from the Universidade de São Paulo (USP) and Universidade Panamericana (Mexico). The next workshop in the series will take place in São Paulo in January 2020.
- Thursday, Dec 6, 2018
On November 29th, the Brazil LAB hosted a discussion with Ondjaki, one of the most prominent names in the new generation of Angolan writers. He has published novels, short stories, poems and children's books.
- Friday, Nov 23, 2018
- Wednesday, Nov 21, 2018
On November 15, the Brazil LAB hosted "A Sense of Brazil" as part of the International Education Week at Princeton. Brazilian artist and friend of the LAB, Marcelo Noah, entertained the crowd with a diverse array of Brazilian classics. The reception featured popular Brazilian treats such as coxinha, pastel and pão de queijo.