Brazilian Research and Studies Center

The Brazilian Research and Studies Center (BRaS) is a non-profit and independent network research center based in Würzburg, Germany. BRaS produces and disseminates relevant social-science research with a focus on Brazil. The center’s core mission is to promote throughout the world scientific research on Brazil with a focus on its political, social, economic, and cultural development. Moreover, the BRaS are committed to the principle of science with and for society.

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Check out our Annual Report!

The BRaS Academic Committee is glad to announce that our first Annual Report is available [online]. Accountability and transparency are the core values of BRaS. We hope you enjoy the reading about our 2020! Download the BRaS Annual Report here  
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BraS and Boletim Lua Nova establish partnership

Boletim Lua Nova and BraS have established a partnership agreement for the publication and promotion of academic texts. The agreement will expand the content offered by both institutions. BraS editorial staff will dedicate an exclusive section of its website to Lua Nova texts. The texts of this section will also be indexed in the German Library by the ISSN 2701-4924 identifier.
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German National Library grants ISSN to BraS blog publications.

The academic committee of Brazilian Research and Studies received this week the excellent news that the ISSN of its blog was approved by the German National Library. The International Standard Serial Number makes it possible for the blog's serial publications to be easily identified by library systems in several places. The ISSN is valid worldwide and serves as a unique...
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Interview: Prof. Dr. Ulrich Brand & Prof. Dr. Markus Wissen

By |September 23rd, 2021|Vol. 2 Num. 2|

Edited and reviewed by Anna Paula Bennech and Giovanna Imbernon. "In The Imperial Mode of Living: Everyday Life and the Ecological Crisis of Capitalism, Ulrich Brand and Markus Wissen offer new perspectives about the links between everyday life and global inequalities. The authors show how an ‘imperial mode of living,’ broadly disseminated by Global North countries during their hegemonic actions carried out throughout the years, underpins inequalities, and relies upon the exploitation of people and resources from ‘somewhere else,’ mainly in the Global South."

Special Edition – The new Brazilian Foreign Policy under Bolsonaro: Towards a meaningful framework for Brazilian Foreign Policy under Bolsonaro

By |September 22nd, 2021|Vol. 2 Num. 3|

Organized by Luiz Eduardo Garcia da Silva. Edited and reviewed by Anna Paula Bennech and Giovanna Imbernon. "those negationist practices and discourses are all but selfless or naïve: besides promoting uncertainties among the public opinion, they mostly aim at keeping the 30% of his electoral basis busy, revolving around the outcomes of negationism, while Bolsonaro, his clan, and parliamentary coalition go ahead with their economic and ideological interests."

Academic staff

Dr. Thomas Kestler

Dr. Thomas Kestler

Academic committee

Senior Scientist

M.A. Anna Paula Bennech

M.A. Anna Paula Bennech

Secretary-General and Institutional Relations Manager

DFG research fellow and Ph.D. candidate in Political Science at the University of Würzburg

M.A. Claudia Pires de Castro

M.A. Claudia Pires de Castro

Head of Communication and PR

Masters student in Political Science at the University of Vienna

M.A. Giovanna Imbernon

M.A. Giovanna Imbernon

Deputy Secretary-General and Translation Manager

Ph.D. candidate in Cultural Studies at the University of Coimbra (CES/IIIUC)

M.A. Jayane Maia

M.A. Jayane Maia

Research Funding Manager

GIGA Research Fellow and PhD candidate in Political Science at the University of Hamburg

M.A. Lucas Thixbai Fraga

M.A. Lucas Thixbai Fraga

Head of Finance Department

Ph.D. Candidate in Public Policy at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro

M.A. Matheus Jones Zago

M.A. Matheus Jones Zago

Academic committee

DFG research fellow and Ph.D. candidate in Political Science at University of Würzburg

M.A. Matheus Lucas Hebling

M.A. Matheus Lucas Hebling

Head of Research Department

Ph.D. candidate in Political Science at the University of Campinas (UNICAMP)

Dr. Thaís Cavalcante Martins

Dr. Thaís Cavalcante Martins

Institutional Relations Deputy Manager

Ph.D in Political Science at the Federal University of São Carlos

Dr. Eric Nogueira Andrade

Dr. Eric Nogueira Andrade

Deputy Head of Research Department

Junior Ph.D. researcher

Dr. Vinício Carrilho Martinez

Dr. Vinício Carrilho Martinez

Academic committee

Associate professor at the department of Education of UFSCar

M.A. Luíza Cerioli

M.A. Luíza Cerioli

Research Funding Deputy Manager

Ph.D. candidate in Political Science at the Philipps University of Marburg

M.A. Luisa Turbino Torres

M.A. Luisa Turbino Torres

Deputy Head of Communication and PR

Ph.D. Candidate in Political Science and International Relations at the University of Delaware, U.S.A

Dr. Paulo Henrique Martinez

Dr. Paulo Henrique Martinez

Academic committee

Professor at the Department of History, Faculty of Sciences and Languages of Assis, Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP)

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