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The Brazilian Research and Studies Center (BRaS) is an independent, non-profit research network headquartered in Würzburg, Germany. Our mission is to create and share impactful social science research, primarily centered around Brazil. We are dedicated to advancing global knowledge by focusing on the country’s political, social, economic, and cultural evolution. At BRaS, we are guided by the principle of conducting science that benefits society. Our commitment extends to fostering a deeper understanding of Brazil through rigorous research and knowledge dissemination.

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ABCP x BRaS Workshop Studying Political Actors and Institutions in Brazil

📢PhD-Project Workshop “Studying Political Actors and Institutions in Brazil: Methodological Approaches and Research Designs🌐 Dear PhD students in Political Science, We are excited to announce the upcoming conference, "Studying Political Actors and Institutions," a collaborative effort between the Brazilian Association of Political Science (ABCP) and the Brazilian Research and Studies Center (BRaS). This event aims to bring together scholars, researchers,...
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Happy Culture and Science Day!

Culture and science serve as the dual pillars upon which Brazil's exceptional heritage rests. Science has driven innovation, fostered a deeper understanding of the environment, and contributed to pioneering advancements, from biodiversity preservation in the Amazon rainforest to space exploration initiatives. On the other hand, Brazil's culture encompasses a diverse array of music, dance, literature, and folklore, which not only...
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BRaS Blog Special Edition #7

As a research and studies center, BRaS aims to promote and support collaborative works. Our Special Edition (SE) nº 7, coordinated by Ph.D. candidate Marcia Camargo, will intricately explore maracá's significance in various indigenous communities and temporal contexts through polyphonic texts. The essence of these experiences is often vivid and multifaceted, filled with rich interactions and deep insights. It is...
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BRaS-J – Brazilian Research and Studies Journal

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Academic staff

Dr. Thomas Kestler

Dr. Thomas Kestler

Academic committee

Senior Scientist

M.A. Anna Paula Bennech

M.A. Anna Paula Bennech

Academic committee

Ph.D. candidate in Political Science at 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. 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

Dr. Luíza Cerioli

Dr. Luíza Cerioli

Research Funding Deputy Manager

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

Dr. Luisa Turbino Torres

Dr. 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)

M.A. Márcia Inês Schaefer

M.A. Márcia Inês Schaefer

Academic committee

PhD Candidate in Sociology and Political Science at the Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC).

Dr. Karina Stange Calandrin

Dr. Karina Stange Calandrin

Postdoctoral researcher at University of São Paulo (USP) and Professor at the University of Sorocaba (UNISO).

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Are you interested in staying updated on the latest research and developments in the social, economic, and cultural landscape of Brazil? Join the BRaS Network newsletter subscription and become part of our community!

Who can subscribe? – Scholars and Researchers – Students – Anyone interested in Brazil’s social, economic, and cultural developments

By subscribing to our newsletter, you will:

1. Receive regular updates about our research initiatives. 2. Stay informed about the latest news and and publications from BRaS. 3. Gain access to scholarship opportunities and job openings within our network.

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The BRaS Academic Committee periodically opens calls for membership according to BRaS internal needs. However, we gladly welcome proposals for those interested in participating in BRaS internal affairs administrative work, debates, and deliberation within the general assembly

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The Brazilian Research and Studies Blog (BRaS Blog) publishers opinion articles, essays, research notes, or summaries from a multitude of topics integrating Human, Social, and applied Social Sciences focused on Brazil. We welcome content about political, social, economic, and cultural developments in Brazil.

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BRaS-J is an interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed scientific journal associated with the Brazilian Research and Studies Center (BRaS). The journal is formed by members of 8 institutions and has an international editorial committee.  For more information about the publisher, click here.

Please check the author guidelines before submitting your contribution: Author guidelines

All manuscripts should be in a .doc format. Articles should be limited to a maximum of 10,000 words, including all elements: citations, references, notes, tables, appendices, or any other material included. Book reviews should have a limit of 3,000 words. Manuscripts that exceed the referred length will be returned to the authors to be shortened.

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