The Brazil Center was founded in 1995, following twenty-five years of work by the institute's Brazilian Studies Committee to diversify and expand interdisciplinary studies of Brazil at The University of Texas at Austin and to increase the number of faculty specializing in Brazil. Dr. Lawrence Graham (Emeritus Professor, Dept. of Government) founded the center and served as its director until 2000.
UT Austin boasts one of the strongest and most comprehensive Brazilian studies programs in the United States. Approximately one-quarter of LLILAS-affiliated faculty dedicate all or part of their research and/or instruction to Brazil-related content in diverse disciplines, including Afro-Brazilian studies, anthropology, architecture, communications, geography, geosciences, government, history, human ecology, language and literature, law, and public policy.
The Brazil Center's mission is to support Brazilian studies across academic disciplines at UT Austin, and to promote collaborative research and exchange between Texas and Brazil. In pursuit of our mission, the Brazil Center has established several broad goals to:
- Create an interdisciplinary network of Brazilianists
- Support the teaching, study, and research agendas of students, faculty, and visiting academics at the university
- Strengthen the university's institutional relations with academic, nonprofit, and government agencies in Brazil
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Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies—Brazil Center
The University of Texas at Austin
Sid Richardson Hall 1.306
2300 Red River Street D0800
Austin, TX 78712-0331
E-mail: Brazil Center
For information on Brazil Center activities, contact Carla Silva-Muhammad, Brazil Center Coordinator.