Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies
Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies

Activities and Resources


The Brazil Center organizes a broad range of scholarly events. Recent activities include talks on the social and economic consequences of the demographic transition, as well as the impact of an aging population on household composition in Brazil; modern architecture in Latin America; Brazilian media in times of crisis and protest; the anniversary of the dictatorship; Brazilian environmental policy; and race and violence.

For a complete listing of past and upcoming LLILAS events, visit our Events Calendar.

Past Events

UT-FAPESP Project Workshop — Social Inequality and Inclusion in Contemporary Brazil

October 13–14, 2015
Benson Latin American Collection, SRH 1.208

The UT-FAPESP agreement aims to promote and strengthen collaboration between Brazilianist faculty at The University of Texas at Austin and researchers affiliated with higher education and research institutions in the Brazilian state of São Paulo. This workshop is the result of collaboration between co-principal investigators Letícia Marteleto (Sociology and the Population Research Center, UT Austin) and Nadya Araujo Guimarães (USP/DS and CEM/Cebrap).

UT-FAPESP Project Workshop program (PDF, 86K)

Brazil Center Save the Date

Brazil, Twenty Years of Change (1995–2015)

On November 5 and 6, 2015, the LLILAS Brazil Center will host a colloquium in celebration of its 20th anniversary.

Thursday, November 5
Brazil: Two Decades of Change – Four panels focus on Education, Cultural Agency, Inequality, and the Environment. Reception to follow.

Friday, November 6
Twenty Years of Brazilian Studies in the U.S. – Roundtable with directors of Brazilian studies programs and former LLILAS Brazil Center chairs.

Events are free and open to the public. 

Previous Collaboration with Brazilian Institutions

Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de Minas Gerais (FAPEMIG)

In December 2013, The University of Texas at Austin and FAPEMIG signed an agreement that will provide $80,000 to facilitate the exchange of faculty members between UT and Minas Gerais, Brazil. The first visitors are expected from Minas Gerais during the Fall 2014 semester. Research incentive funds up to $20,000 will supplement other Brazlian sources (post-doc salary, CNPq, CAPES).

UT-Fulbright Visiting Professor in Environmental Sciences and Policy

Between 2011 and 2015, the Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies and the Fulbright Commission of Brazil jointly coordinated the annual UT-Fulbright Visiting Professorship in Environmental Science and Policy. The program brought an eminent Brazilian scholar to UT Austin for one semester each academic year, and is testimony to the strong cross-university interest in the initiative for environmental and Brazilian studies. It was supported by five different units of the University of Texas at Austin, including the Office of the President, the Jackson School of Geosciences, the LBJ School of Public Affairs, the McCombs School of Business, and the School of Law. Each UT-Fulbright Visiting Professor is affiliated with the Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies for which the Brazil Center played a coordinating role in the program.

Resources for Faculty Working in Brazil

Brazil Center Call for Proposals

The Brazil Center coordinates an annual competition for events in all formats, including but not limited to colloquia, roundtables, workshops, lectures, and collaborations with visiting scholars. The competition is open to UT faculty members across all disciplines, and priority is given to proposals made by Brazilianist faculty in partnership with graduate students. The call is sent early in the fall semester. For more information, contact Paloma Díaz.

For other faculty resources, visit LLILAS Resources for UT Latin Americanist Faculty.

Resources for Students Working on Brazil

Anna Luiza Ozorio de Almeida Field Research Grant

The Anna Luiza Ozorio de Almeida Field Research Grant is a graduate summer research endowment established in memory of Anna Luiza de Ozorio de Almeida by family members and scholars whose research focus on Brazil. For more information, visit Field Reseach Opportunities.

For other student resources, visit Funding Opportunities.

Study Abroad in Brazil

For more information about study abroad opportunities in Brazil, visit Faculty-Led Summer Abroad Program.

  • Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies

    University of Texas at Austin
    SRH 1.310
    2300 Red River Street D0800
    Austin, Texas 78712