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.
Life as we knew it has been dramatically altered since the start of the coronavirus pandemic that has spread throughout the world. On April 7th, the Brazil LAB hosted its first online event with a wonderful group of social scientists, focusing on the impact of Covid-19 in Brazil.
The Brazil LAB is following closely the developments of the covid-19 pandemic in Brazil. Members of our wonderful community have been participating in the public debate about the increasingly difficult situation.
On Thursday, March 5th, the Brazil LAB hosted the 2020 Stanley J. Stein Lecture honoring the life and work of the Princeton Professor Stanley J. Stein (1920-2019), a visionary historian of Brazil and Latin America and author of the classic Vassouras: A Brazilian Coffee County.
The Brazil LAB has assembled this tribute to the Brazilian councilwoman and political activist Marielle Franco, known for defending women’s rights and black, LGBT+ and favela communities in Rio de Janeiro.
Franco was brutally assassinated two years ago on March 14. The question of who ordered her killing remains unanswered....
On February 14th, the Brazil LAB hosted Ernesto Batista Mané Júnior, Visiting Research Scholar at the Science and Global Security Program of the Woodrow Wilson School, for a lecture on cooperation and conflict in capoeira and diplomacy. Mauricio Acuña, Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at Princeton University, was the...
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.
Marcelo Medeiros is one of Brazil's most renowned scholars working on inequality. He is currently a Visiting Professor in the Program in Latin American Studies and affiliated with the Brazil LAB.