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

Brazil Center

The Brazil Center was founded in 1995 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. 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 African and African Diaspora studies, anthropology, architecture, art history, communications, geography, geosciences, government, history, human ecology, journalism, language and literature, law, public policy, and sociology.

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. The Brazil Center's goals include:

  • Supporting the Brazil-related teaching, study, and research agendas of students, faculty, and visiting academics at the university
  • Sustaining an interdisciplinary network of Brazilianist scholars at UT
  • Strengthening the university's institutional relations with academic, nonprofit, and government agencies in Brazil

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Programming and Visitors: Paloma Diaz, Assistant Director of Scholarly Programs
Collections: Melissa Guy, Director, Benson Latin American Collection

LLILAS Benson Brazil Center
The University of Texas at Austin
Sid Richardson Hall 1.306
2300 Red River Street D0800
Austin, TX 78712-0331

  • Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies

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