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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BRaS reached 100 indexed publications

The Brazilian Research and Studies Center (BRaS) is very pleased to announce that it has achieved 100 publications indexed in the DOAJ open access platform under ISSN 2701-4924 (Brazilian Research and Studies Blog). Check the texts The contributions are also listed in the catalog of the German National Library, in the Deutsche Nationalbibliografie and in the German Union Catalogue of...
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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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August: Brazilian presidential candidates on Twitter

By |October 24th, 2022|Vol. 3 Num. 1|

Daily tweets spanning from August 1st to August 31st were collected for each one of the three main candidates in the Brazilian presidential election. Tweets were collected from both candidates' timelines and Twitter users mentioning the candidates, totalling more than 26 million tweets, the largest volume of monthly data obtained since the beginning of the survey.

Interview: Prof. Dr. Flávio Carvalhaes

By |February 17th, 2022|Vol. 3 Num. 1|

Edited and reviewed by Anna Paula Bennech and Giovanna Imbernon. According to Prof. Dr. Flávio Alex de Oliveira Carvalhaes, "The population that finishes secondary education has a different racial and socio-economic profile than the general population. On average, the population who has completed secondary education – and therefore is eligible for higher education – is whiter and less poor. In terms of access to higher education, this means that the inequality observed in universities is not only the result of the transition between secondary and higher education, but also fed by what happens exclusively during high school.."

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. Jayane Maia

M.A. Jayane Maia

Research Funding Manager

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

Dr. Lucas Thixbai Fraga

Dr. 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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BRaS-J – Brazilian Research and Studies Journal

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