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.
A delegation of two Princeton faculty and eight graduate students of the Program in Classical Philosophy was in São Paulo from January 17 to 19, 2020, to discuss the second half of Aristotle's foundational work Categories together with faculty and graduate students from the Universidade de São Paulo (USP) and the Universidad...
We mourn the passing of the great historian Stanley J. Stein, the Walter Samuel Carpenter III Professor in Spanish Civilization and Culture, emeritus, and Professor of History, emeritus, and a most wonderful supporter and friend of the Brazil LAB.
The Brazil LAB director João Biehl and the Princeton Visiting Student Rodrigo Simon de Moraes (PhD Unicamp) published an op-ed –– “O Pulo do Gato para a Amazônia” –– on the Sunday edition of Folha de S.Paulo, December 8, 2019.
On Thursday, November 21st, the Brazil LAB hosted a book forum with Lilia M. Schwarcz, Professor of Anthropology at the University of São Paulo and Visiting Professor at Princeton University, with Debora Diniz and Arcadio Díaz-Quiñones as discussants.