The University of Illinois

The Lemann Institute for Brazilian Studies

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Lemann Lecture Series


Tuesday 2:00 - 3:30 pm, 101 International Studies Building or as announced

The Lemann Institute organizes together with CLACS a series of lectures about Brazil. Every year the Lemann Institute for Brazilian Studies invites a number of distinguished scholars, faculty and graduate students from UIUC and other institutions to present lectures on the foremost issues regarding Brazil's economy, society, and culture.

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Spring 2018

Tuesday, January 23rd

João Felipe Sauerbronn, Marketing, Universidade do Grande Rio
Consumer Culture Studies - Caipirinha as Markeplace Icon

Tuesday, February 6th

Nadya Araujo Guimarães, Lemann Distinguished Visting Scholar
Home and Market, Love and Work, Nature and Profession: Controversies Regarding Care Work and Lessons from the Brazilian Case

Tuesday, February 20th

Zeuler Lima, School of Design and Visual Arts, Washington University
On Writing [about] Lina Bo Bardi

Tuesday, March 6th

Rosana Ribeiro Tarifa
Substance Use Among Brazilian Emerging Adults

Tuesday, March 27th

Antônio Sérgio Alfredo Guimarães, Sociology, Universidade de São Paulo
Defining Who is Black: Color and Race in Brazilian Public Policies

Tuesday, April 10th

Gilberto Hochman, History of Sciences and Health, Fiocruz
Locating the Cold War: The Rockefeller Foundation, Science and Medicine in Brazil (1945-1964)

Tuesday, April 17th

Damani Phillips, Jazz Studies and African-American Studies, University of Iowa
South American Soul: Melding African-American and Brazilian Influences on "Cannonball's Bossa Nova"

Tuesday, May 1st

Dain Borges, History, University of Chicago
Psychical Science in Republican Brazil: Telepathy, Spiritism, and Candomblé

Fall 2017

Tuesday, September 5th

Vladimir Safatle, Philosophy, Universidade de São Paulo
The Collapse of the Brazilian New Republic

Tuesday, September 12th

Liv Sovik, Communication, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro
Rap and the Brazilian Pop Music Tradition

Tuesday, September 26th

Benito Schmidt, History, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul
Crossing Frontiers and Making the Revolution: Transnational Experiences of a Brazilian Revolutionary Militant (1960s and 1970s)

Tuesday, October 3rd

Ryan Shosted, Linguistics, University of Illinois
Vowel Lenition in Brazilian Portuguese: Ultrasound Evidence

Wednesday, November 1st

Juan Filipe Stacul, Languages, Instituto Federal de Goiás
Tarsila do Amaral and the Brazilian Counterculture

Tuesday, December 5th

Jonathan DeVore, Anthropology, University of Michigan
Forest as a Sublime Power: Reconsidering the Non-Human in Brazilian Struggles for Recognition

Spring 2017

Tuesday, January 24th

Panel Discussion: Challenges and Opportunities Conducting Research in Brazil: Practical Insights from the Field
Juliana Prates Santana, Department of Psychology, Universidade Federal da Bahia
Understanding Potential Academic Research Partners in Brazil
Liliane Cambraia Windsor, School of Social Work, University of Illinois
Working with Partners without a Formal Relationship in a Challenging Political Climate
Lenore Matthew, School of Social Work, University of Illinois
Challenges of Human Subjects Research: Student Perspectives from Fieldwork in Bahia
Marcella Rafaelli, Department of Human Development and Family Studies, University of Illinois
Lessons Learned from 26 Years of Experience Researching in Brazil

Monday, January 30th, ISB 101, 1PM

Panel Discussion: Brazil's Economy in Challenging Times
Edmund Amann, Professor of Brazilian Studies, Leiden University
Alexandre Tombini, Executive Director, International Monetary Fund; Past-President, Central Bank of Brazil

Tuesday, March 7th

Rodger Antunes, Department of Economics, Universidade de São Paulo
Earmarking Unconstitutionality and its impact on Housing Deficit: Evidence from São Paulo State
This talk will be given in Portuguese

Tuesday, March 14th

Arabela Oliven, College of Education, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul
Implementing Affirmative Action in Higher Education: African and Native Brazilians in an Elite University

Tuesday, March 28th

José Caixeta, Department of Agricultural Economics of the "Luiz de Queiroz" Agriculture School at the University of São Paulo
Brazilian Agro-Logistics: Challenges and Opportunities

Tuesday, April 25th

Marcia Lima, Department of Sociology, University of São Paulo
Racial inequalities in Brazil and Affirmative Action: What has Changed?

Fall 2016

Tuesday, September 6th

Ruben Oliven, Lemann Distinguished Visiting Scholar, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Brazil Circles the Globe: Five Centuries Exchanging Commodities, Ideas and Cultural Practices

Tuesday, September 13th

Edilza Sotero, Department of Africana Studies, Brown University
They Came in Different Colors: Political Traditions and Black Movements in Brazil (1945-1955)

Tusday, October 11th

Andiara Schwingel, Kinesiology and Community Health, UIUC
Mobilizing the Community to Prevent and Control Chronic Diseases in Brazil - New Perspectives for Community Health Agents

Tuesday, October 18th

Karl Monsma, Sociology, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
How did European Immigrants in Brazil Learn to be Racists? Evidence from Western São Paulo

Tuesday, October 25th

Mauro Sardela, Materials Reserach Lab Director, UIUC
Pepper Extracts as Natural Biocides on the Treatment of Brazilian Tropical Woods

Tuesday, November 1st

Luciano Nakabashi, Department of Economics, University of São Paulo
Poverty and Development: Evidence from a Developing Country

Tuesday, November 8th

Jose Carlos Martines Belieiro Junior, Social Sciences Department, Universidade Federal de Santa Maria
Um Novo Capitalismo no Brasil: Fusões e Aquisições no Governo Lula
This talk will be given in Portuguese