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.
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 wonderfulcommunity 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....