First articulated in 2004, the Brazilian Studies Program is an interdisciplinary collaborative that brings together faculty and students interested in sharing their knowledge about Brazil at Indiana University. Since its foundation, Brazilian Studies has organized a variety of conferences, lectures, and working groups and established select course offerings. For more information, please contact us.
- Lee J. Alston, Ostrom Workshop
- Eduardo Brondizio, Department of Anthropology
- Vania Castro, Department of Spanish and Portuguese
- Yara Ferreira Clüver, Collins Living-Learning Center
- Della Cook, Department of Anthropology
- Luis González, Indiana University Libraries
- William J. Mello, Labor Studies
- Luciana Namorato, Department of Spanish and Portuguese
- Bryan Pitts, Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies
- Darlene J. Sadlier, Department of Spanish and Portuguese
- Micol Seigel, Department of American Studies
- Stephen Selka, Department of Religious Studies
- Pravina Shukla, Department of Folklore and Ethnomusicology
- Andréa Siqueira, Department of International Studies
- Michael Spiro, Jacobs School of Music
- Estela Vieira, Department of Spanish and Portuguese
Students wishing to include a focus on Brazilian studies are encouraged to contact us early in their academic career in order to avail themselves of all the academic and extracurricular opportunities that are available to them. Particularly strong degree granting programs on the IU Bloomington Campus are the Department of Spanish and Portuguese's degree programs, and the Department of African-American and African Diaspora Studies' degree programs.While no formal undergraduate or graduate program exists, Brazilian Studies offers a variety of courses across multiple disciplines and can offer students comprehensive knowledge of Brazil and Brazilian issues. Some recent courses offered include:
- ANTH-E 322: Peoples of Brazil
- HISP-P 405: Lit & Film in Portuguese
- HISP-P 415: Women Writing in Portuguese
- HISP-P 495: Luso-Brazilian Colloquium
- VT: Aging, Gender & Society in Lusophone Literature
- HISP-P 401: Lits of Portuguese-Speaking World
- LTAM-L 526: Special Topics Latin American & Caribbean Studies
- VT: Intro to Brazilian Pop Music
Devised by Latin American Studies librarian Luis González as a tool to support research in Brazilian Studies , Researching Brazil/Pesquisa no Brasil is both a bibliographic database and a gateway to online resources relevant to Brazil. The site provides a searchable index of Brazilian scholarly journals, as well as access to full-text dissertations from Brazilian institutions. Additional resources include directories of researchers and institutions, bibliographies, quantitative data sets, and selected web sites relevant to researchers.
Brasiliana in the Lilly Library: Darlene J. Sadlier, Professor Emerita in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, has compiled an annotated bibiliography of selected Brasiliana holdings from the colonial period to the 20th century. As part of a reissue of the 1972 Brazil catalogue, the first part of the publication is a digitized copy of the original catalogue. The second part, titled "Brasiliana at The Lilly Library," provides a broader view of pre- and post-independence materials from the library's collections, with a special eye to more recent acquisitions focusing on U.S.-Brazil cultural relations in the 20th century.
CASEL is an interdisciplinary training and research center on the human dimensions of global environment change. The current environmental crisis has made us aware of the need to "think globally, act locally" - yet this dictum is rarely carried out in research and training. The globalization of the environment crisis bears the risk of the research and training at universities being purely global in nature. This would fail to take into account the highly variable local causes of human activities or to discover sustainable solutions to the use, conservation, and restoration of human ecosystems. Although faculty and students associated with CASEL conduct interdisciplinary research on a variety of world regions, following the expertise of its founder, Prof. Eduardo Brondizio (Department of Anthropology), the Brazilian Amazon is an area of emphasis.
BRASA is an international, interdisciplinary group of scholars who support and promote Brazilian studies in all fields, especially the humanities and social sciences. BRASA is dedicated to the promotion of Brazilian studies around the world in general, and in the United States in particular. BRASA organizes an international congress on Brazilian studies every other year. For information on the most recent congress, see BRASA XIV.
Online resources for researchers: Visit this page for information on indexes and catalogs, full-text retrieval databases, gateways, and audio-visual materials.
The Brazilian Embassy has extensive resources through their website on Brazilian culture, economy and finance, education, energy, environment, foreign policy, science and technology, tourism, and trade and investment. The Embassy also has an internship program in a variety of areas. These are usually three-month unpaid positions, either full-time or part-time, which can be renewed for an additional three months. Applicants are required to be fluent in both English and Portuguese and have a strong interest in Brazilian-related issues.
Peruse this digital library from Brazil's foremost university for Portuguese-language theses and dissertations dealing with a variety of topical areas