The newly established King’s Brazil Institute offers a unique and exciting environment for the in-depth study of Brazil. The Institute is able to draw on academic expertise in a range of disciplinary departments across the College, and supervision may be provided from within the Institute or jointly with other staff of the College. Staff research interests include the following:Professor Anthony Pereira:
Comparative politics; democracy and authoritarianism; political regimes and regime change; military rule; social movements; citizenship and human rights; new institutions of accountability in Brazilian public security; Brazil's political, economic, and social transformation in the 20th and early 21st century.Dr Alvaro Comin:
Urban and regional studies; São Paulo as a city-region and global city; inequality within 60 major cities in Brazil; the relationship between national strategies of economic development, spacial inequalities, and urban landscapes; the history of economic thought in Brazil; social networks and knowledge in developing countries' city-regions (India and Brazil).Dr Maite Conde:
Brazilian film; the relationship between cinema and modernity in Brazil; film history and historiography; film and urban culture; Brazilian cultural theory and philosophy.Jeffrey Garmany:
Brazil in the twenty-first century; the geographies of religion and their connection to governance and globalisation; emergent forms of civil association relative to state-based rule; the relationships between drugs, violence, and death in contemporary urban space; governance in favelas; globalisation; the environment.
The university libraries, the British Library and the diverse cultural venues of London make the city a resource centre for Brazilian Studies which is unparalleled in Europe.
We offer a research seminar series and students can attend MA lectures, subject to the agreement of the relevant teacher. Students can also participate in the induction and training programmes offered by the College.
Head of group/division
Professor Anthony Pereira, Director, King's Brazil Institute
King's College London
Expected to be MPhil two years FT, three years PT. PhD three years FT, four-six years PT. Normal start date September but students may commence at other times by arrangement.
While many graduates may go on to a university-based academic career, others may pursue careers in both the public and private sector.
Year of entry 2013