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

UT-Fulbright Chair in Brazilian Studies

An initiative coordinated by the LLILAS Brazil Center in partnership with Brazilian institutions, the UT-Fulbright professorship recognizes faculty members and researchers who have established a record of teaching and exhibit the potential to make significant contributions to the body of research in themes related to Social-Cultural Tensions and Public Policies.

For more information, visit Fulbright Brazil or contact Luis Baeza.

Fall 2021

Teresa Cristina Marques is assistant professor and director of graduate studies, at Universidade de Brasília. She researches women’s civil and political rights. She will teach the graduate seminar Women and the Right to Vote in the Americas, which examines, comparatively, the long historical path to the achievement of women’s right to vote in the Americas. It focuses on the cases of Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, United States, and Uruguay. In the year 2020, the United States celebrated the centennial of the passage of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which guaranteed women the right to vote. The strategies adopted by North American suffragists inspired many movements in Latin America, including in Brazil.

Course info: Women and the Right to Vote in the Americas, LAS 384L, Unique: 40339, Tuesdays, 2–5 PM, SRH 1.320. Will be cross-listed with History and Women’s and Gender Studies.

Spring 2020

LLILAS Benson welcomes Rosana Rodrigues Heringer as Fulbright Chair in Socio-Cultural Tensions and Public Policies in Education during spring 2020. Heringer is a professor in the College of Education at the Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro. Trained as a sociologist, she has published works on race relations, women and gender, education, and affirmative action. She is former director of the Center for Afro-Brazilian Studies at Universidade Candido Mendes and former country director of ActionAid Brazil. She is co-editor of Race, Politics, and Education in Brazil: Affirmative Action in Higher Education (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015). Her course offering in spring 2020, Race Inequalities and Affirmative Action in Brazilian Higher Education, will discuss the main aspects of racial inequalities in Brazil, drawing from historical analysis and relevant data on the lack of equal opportunities. The course will also present the historical and political background on the affirmative action debate in Brazil.  

Spring 2019

LLILAS Benson is pleased to welcome Henrique Cukierman of Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, who will teach the course Science and Technology Studies: A Brazilian and Latin American Approach.


  • Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies

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