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

UT Austin Will Host 2020 Brazilian Studies Association Conference

Thu, May 16, 2019
UT Austin Will Host 2020 Brazilian Studies Association Conference

The University of Texas at Austin will host the 25th annual Brazilian Studies Association Conference—BRASA XV—on March 26–28, 2020. A call for proposals for the conference can be found on the BRASA website.

LLILAS Benson Latin American Studies and Collections and the LLILAS Benson Brazil Center will be heavily involved in supporting the conference. Professor Marcelo Paixão (LLILAS / African and African Diaspora Studies) currently serves as vice-president of BRASA, and Professor Sônia Roncador (Spanish and Portuguese) is on the executive committee.

LLILAS Benson is a partnership between the Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies (LLILAS) and the Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection. LLILAS boasts 60 affiliated Brazilianist faculty across campus, whose work spans disciplines from anthropology to zoology, journalism to cultural studies, education to social inequalities, and beyond. The Benson Latin American Collection, approaching its centennial in 2021, houses over 60 archival collections of Brazilian materials, including documents of political movements, photography collections, art, concrete poetry, musicology, and cinema.

Other gems on the UT Austin campus include the Harry Ransom Center, a world-famous humanities research library and museum; the Blanton Museum of Art, one of the foremost university art institutions in the United States; and the Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum, official library of the 37th US president.

Did you know?

  • Austin has more live music and musicians per capita than almost anywhere else, from blues to two-step to conjunto, and not a few Brazilian-music bands
  • Austin’s restaurant and food-truck scene boasts fabulous fare, from barbecue to breakfast tacos, ceviche to banh-mi, and more
  • Austin’s Congress Avenue Bridge is home to the largest urban bat colony in North America
  • Voted best US city to live in for three years in a row . . . Come find out what the hoopla is all about!

Stay in Touch

Use the hashtag #BRASA2020 on social media; follow @llilasbenson on Twitter. Questions? Contact BRASA.UTAUSTIN@gmail.com.

 

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