race and ethnicity
João J. Reis, professor of history at the Universidade Federal da Bahia, discusses the ethnic origins, geographical distribution, and cultural contributions of Africans in Brazil.
Ellen Gruber Garvey, professor of English at New Jersey City University, reveals a previously unexplored layer of American popular culture, where 19th-century activists collected and constructed new narratives through scrapbooks.
Shanna Lorenz, professor of music and Latino/a and Latin American Studies at Occidental College, explores how circular migration between Brazil and Japan has impacted Brazilian society.
Jeffrey Lesser, chair of the department of history at Emory University, examines the unique role of Arabs and Jews in Brazilian society.
Herbert Klein, professor of history and director of the Center for Latin American Studies at Stanford University, examines the causes and consequences of Portuguese immigration in Brazil.
New faculty members strengthen the Africana studies program and establish new courses of study. Read more about these renowned scholars.
This presentation discussed how immigration made Cuba, Puerto Rico, and the Philippines conspicuously different societies.
Marcia Lima examines the complexities of race-based affirmative action policies in Brazil.
Jennifer Hirsch explores changes in the ideals and practices of love, sexuality, and marriage in rural Mexico.