Global Brazil Lab

Global Brazil Lab
2014 to 2017

The Lab’s featured courses in Fall 2014 will include “Global Brazil” and “Capoeira: Culture and Practice.” Students will also have the opportunity to participate in faculty-led research projects focused on art and popular culture (with the goal of planning a public exhibit on Pop Art in Brazil and the Americas); biodiversity, energy, and human development in the Amazon; and political inequalities and democratic social movements.

The Global Brazil Lab will be closely aligned with the new Brazilian and Global Portuguese Major in the Department of Romance Studies, with the Duke Brazil Initiative, and with the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies.


Global Brazil Humanities Lab
Monday, February 24, 2014
A new Humanities Laboratory, GLOBAL BRAZIL: CULTURE, NATURE, POLITICS, will begin in Fall 2014. Global Brazil aims to generate new conversations... Read More
New Humanities Lab Takes On the World's Largest Unknown Country, Brazil
Friday, September 19, 2014
Brazil is an increasingly important player on the world stage. Its profile at Duke is rising as well. A Humanities Lab launched this semester, Global... Read More
A South American Dam Provides a Window on Politics and Economics as well as Energy
Friday, October 30, 2015
Christine Folch, Assistant Professor of Cultural Anthropology and one of the faculty members hired with the support of Humanities Writ Large, has... Read More
Duke's Global Brazil Lab Works to Create Partnerships With Brazilian Universities
Friday, June 17, 2016
While others are preparing for the 2016 Summer Olympics, a Duke research team is working in Rio de Janeiro to study the effects of the Brazilian... Read More


Tuesday, March 29, 2016 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
52 years after the 1964 coup d'état, what is happening to Brazilian democracy today? A round-table with Brazilianist scholars at Duke  
Friday, March 4, 2016 - 9:00am to 5:30pm
Invited guests include   Dr. Elizabeth Hordge-Freeman (USF) - The Color of Love in Bahia   Dr. John Collins (CUNY) - Race, Violence, and the State in... Read More
Friday, February 17, 2017 - 9:00am to 6:30pm
Duke's third annual Global Brazil Conference highlights three main themes–politics, nature, and culture–and showcases scholars from the University of... Read More