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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The Brazilian Psychopolitical Condition in Tales Ab’Saber’s Anthropophagic Soldier

By |August 15th, 2022|Vol. 3 Num. 1|

This article reflects upon the Brazilian psychopolitical condition based on Tales Ab’Saber’s latest book. It engages with a discussion over a lack of collective self-awareness that in Brazil leads to the societal denial over its capacity to inflict harm upon itself. A partial view of reality is explored through examples of how conservatives view the military dictatorship and distributive policies, besides exploring Ab’Saber’s way of approaching these issues through the story of a German solider visiting nineteenth-century Brazil and interacting in the streets with a reality distant from that of “civilized” Europe. Still emerged in slavery, the country however offers opportunities to explores loopholes that only tropical archaisms offered, ones that as much as oppression have shaped the Brazilian psychopolitical condition even though is instrumentalized in a farce aiming to overlook oppression.

Interview: Dr. Thamy Pogrebinschi

By |January 20th, 2022|Vol. 3 Num. 1|

Edited and reviewed by Anna Paula Bennech and Giovanna Imbernon. According to Dr. Thamy Pogrebinschi, "We learned from this that the endurance of democratic innovations is strongly compromised by their lack of institutionalization. Only those participatory institutions created by law could not be demolished by Bolsonaro, thanks to a decision of the Supreme Court. Nonetheless, he made the work of those remaining participatory institutions impossible, cutting resources and preventing civil society’s representatives from working."

Special Edition – 22 cem anos depois: Centenary of Week of Modern Art: “Manifesto of the Contemporary Indigenous Literature”

By |March 16th, 2022|Vol. 3 Num. 3|

Organized by Dr. Conrado Pries de Castro. Translated by Giovanna Imbernon. Edited and reviewed by Claudia Pires de Castro and Giovanna Imbernon. "We grasp the 20th century by the tail, by the letters of the Latin alphabet. We write to honor our ancestors. We write to determine our own destiny. Self-determination. No more anthropophagic excuses, good intentions, full of tributes, and inspiration. Enough of taking our identities and narratives, turning them into a white’s place of occupation. No more appropriation. We want self-determination! We are the first."

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

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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