Skip Navigation

Center for Brazil Studies

Center for Brazil Studies


The Center for Brazil Studies is a hub for teaching, research and outreach relating to Brazil at the University of Oklahoma.

We work in cooperation with other OU programs/centers, departments, and colleges, as well as with Brazilian institutions, academics, and professionals, to provide the OU faculty and students with opportunities to develop language skills (Portuguese), to develop substantive knowledge on/professional experience in Brazil, to engage in contemporary Brazilian debates and to engage in research in, about and with Brazil.

Through these multiple activities, we work to make OU a force in Brazil studies, recognized in the United States and internationally.


If you want to know more about us, please email us at

Center for Brazil Studies Logo

Recent Media, Publications & News

Read Issue #26 (pdf) in our One-Pager Series: Distributional Conflicts in Urban Street Regulation in Brazil , by Frederico Haddad (May 2023)


Read One-Pager Issue 26 (pdf)

Read Issue #25 (pdf) in our One-Pager Series: Auxílio Emergencial (Emergency Aid): Lessons from the Brazillian Cash Transfer Experience amid the COVID-19 Pandemic, by Elaine Cristina Licio (December 2022)


Read One-Pager Issue 25 (pdf)


In this new series, we interview the authors of our one-pager productions over their publications, giving you the opportunity to dive even deeper into the content. Access our Youtube channel below and subscribe to learn more:

        Learn More

In this video, we interview Michelle Fernandez about her work on "Exacerbated vulnerabilities: Professionals of Brazil's Unified Health System during the COVID-19 Pandemic". This is a new project launched by the Center For Brazil Studies at OU in which we interview the authors of the articles published in our One Pager Series. We hope that you enjoy the interview!

On February 9, 2023, the OU Center for Brazil Studies co-sponsored a Latin American Lunch panel discussion, "Recent Political Protests in Peru and Brazil." Speakers included Víctor Maqque (LASI and History), Fabio Costa Morais de Sa e Silva (International and Area Studies), Michelle Morais de Sa e Silva (International and Area Studies) and Charlie Kenney (Political Science).


The Center for Brazil Studies hosts events on the University of Oklahoma's campus that gather members of the community who are passionate about topics related to Brazil.

Check back soon for upcoming events.

Our Social Media