The Brazilian Studies Programme brings together scholars from around the University of Oxford who are teaching and researching on Brazilian topics. Four research clusters are associated with the programme: International Relations; Comparative Politics; Language and Culture; Environmental Studies
The Programme is an integral part of the Latin American Centre and is coordinated by a University Lecturer in Brazilian Studies.
Working papers series from visiting Brazilian researchers at Oxford.
The Brazilian Studies Programme (2008-present) is the successor to the Centre for Brazilian Studies (1997-2007) that played a major role in the development of Brazilian Studies under the leadership of Professor Leslie Bethell.
Professors Leigh Payne (University of Oxford) and Kathryn Sikkink (University of Minnesota) have been awarded a second collaborative grant by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (UK) (Grant No. AH/K502856/1) and the National Science Foundation (USA) (Grant No. 1228519) in the summer of 2012 for a research project on Alternative Accountabilities for Past Human Rights Abuses.
On 9th May 2011, the Latin American Centre signed a collaboration agreement with CAF Development Bank of Latin America. The agreement encourages both institutions to combine efforts to generate and diffuse knowledge of Latin America, as an essential tool for economic and social development of the region.
Dr Paul Chaisty, Dr Nic Cheeseman and Dr Timothy Power have been awarded over £700,000 by the Economic and Social Research Council (Grant Reference: RES-062-23-2892) to study the dynamics of executive-legislative relations in Africa, Latin America and the former Soviet Union.
The Montevideo-Oxford Latin American Economic History Data Base, 'MOxLAD', represents a partnership between the Economic and Social History Programme - (PHES), of the Universidad de la República, Montevideo, the Latin American Centre and the Department of International Development, Oxford University.