Welcome to the Resources page of the Lemann Center for Brazilian Studies.

We aim to promote a deeper understanding and appreciation of Brazil's rich culture, history, and societal contributions. Our commitment to advancing Brazilian studies is made possible through collaborations:

  • Latin American & Caribbean Studies Collection: Located at the rare books and manuscript library, this collection offers a rich assortment of materials that shed light on the multifaceted histories and cultures of the region.

  • Department of Spanish & Portuguese: Our synergy with this department amplifies the academic exploration of the Portuguese language and its respective cultures.

  • La Casa Cultural Latina: A close partner, La Casa Cultural Latina organizes events celebrating Latinx cultures and offers a dedicated conversation table for Portuguese enthusiasts to practice and engage in dialogue.

  • CLACS - The Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies: Another esteemed affiliate and part of the IGI. Our collaborations with CLACS help curate events that champion the vast narratives and contributions of Latin American and Caribbean societies.

For in-depth details and to explore further, kindly visit the links provided below:

IGI Staff

Illinois Global Institute

Established in 2019, Illinois Global Institute is home to the area and global studies centers and thematic programs at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. These centers and programs develop global awareness and cultural competency through a combination of faculty research and professional development, curricular internationalization, student-life activities, international experiences, and outreach and public engagement.
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Latin American & Caribbean Studies Collection

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign boasts one of the premier library systems in the world. With over 14 million holdings, it is the largest public, academic library in the United States and the third largest library in the country, surpassed in volume only by the Library of Congress and Harvard University Libraries. The Latin American and Caribbean Studies collection at Illinois is also considered one of the strongest in the nation. With more than 1 million volumes and nearly 300 serials from Latin America in Spanish, Portuguese, French, Quechua and several other indigenous and European languages, our collection ranks in the top five collections nationwide and is the largest in the Midwest.
La Casa Cultural Latina

La Casa Cultural Latina

Since its founding in 1974, La Casa Cultural Latina at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to Latina/o students and the campus community, as well as local and global communities. La Casa reflects the diversity of Latina/o cultures and exemplifies el éxito Latino that shapes the Americas in our contemporary world. The mission of La Casa Cultural Latina is to promote a welcoming and dynamic atmosphere through the development of educational, cultural, socio-political, and social programs that lead to greater recruitment, retention, advancement, and empowerment of Latina/o students. Learn more about us.

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The Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies

The Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS) serves students, faculty and scholars from across the University of Illinois campus, along with communities across Illinois and the Midwest, by promoting innovative research, specialist teaching, and public awareness of the Latin American and Caribbean region. CLACS is a designated National Resource Center for the 2022-2026 period, supported by the Department of Education under Title VI funding.
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Department of Spanish & Portuguese

The graduate program in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is ranked nationally as one of the top graduate programs at public research universities, according to the National Research Council. We are a world class group with more than 20 faculty members, over 40 graduate students, and over 350 undergraduate majors.