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The LLILAS 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

Above: Brazilian cordel literature from the Benson Latin American Collection

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‣ LLILAS Scholarly Programs Newsletter
To learn about recent news, upcoming events, research activities, and publications at UT about Brazil and other Latin American countries, subscribe to our bi-monthly newsletter.

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The LLILAS pages on Facebook and Instagram share frequent updates on LLILAS events, faculty and student research, and relevant stories about Latin America and the Caribbean. 

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

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