Our Mission

BRASA is an international, interdisciplinary group of scholars who support and promote Brazilian studies in all fields, especially in the humanities and social sciences. BRASA is dedicated to the promotion of Brazilian studies around the world in general, and in the United States in particular.

BRASA organizes an international conference on Brazilian studies every other year. The most recent conference, BRASA XIV was held at the Pontifícia Universidade Católica in Rio de Janeiro on 25-28 July 2018. BRASA XV, planned for March 2020, was cancelled due to the Covid-19 Pandemic. The next conference is scheduled for Spring 2022 at Georgetown University in Washington D.C.

The organization is funded through the dues of its members and general support from the Stone Center for Latin America and the School of Liberal Arts at Tulane University, New Orleans, where the Secretariat is currently located.

We are delighted to launch a new website, designed by Maria Hinds in consultation with the BRASA website committee– Isis Barra Costa, Christopher Dunn, Erika Robb Larkins, Carolina Timóteo de Oliveira, Patricia Pinho, and Victoria Saramargo.

BRASA 2022

The 16th International Conference of the Brazilian Studies Association (BRASA) will take place March 9-12, 2022 at Georgetown University, Washington DC. The conference program will include academic panels, invited speakers, plenary sessions, and cultural activities. All participants must be members of BRASA, but may submit papers for consideration before purchasing or renewing membership.

BRASA is planning for an event with some in-person panels and some virtual panels. Panels should not be hybrid (i.e. with some participants in person and some virtual). Individual participants can indicate a preference for in-person, virtual, or either. Complete panels must indicate whether it will be virtual or in-person event.

You can access the membership page here. From this page you can access the paper submission portal. Paper submission deadline: October 1, 2021.


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