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.

Latest News

  • A Salute to James Green
    As the incoming Executive Director of the Brazilian Studies Association, I would like to express my gratitude to James N. Green, Carlos Manuel de Cespedes Professor of Modern Latin American History and Portuguese and Brazilian Studies at Brown University, who served a five-year term as Executive Director of BRASA. During the past three decades, nobody has done more to build and strengthen BRASA as an […]

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