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Who we are

We are leading research on the internal political and economic dynamics of Brazil – a global economic power. We have been pioneering the study of Brazilian culture and history as a concentrated subject area since our founding in 2008.

We aim to foster teaching and learning on and with Brazil and offer supervision for MPhil/PhD research courses relating to Brazil. We also utilise our academic expertise to support a range of disciplinary departments across King's.

We coordinate and develop Brazil-related research capabilities and Brazil-focused programmes of study, while also building links with Brazilian organisations in education, the cultural and creative sectors, business and government.

Our defining characteristic is our blend of internationalism and interdisciplinarity.

Our objectives 

  • to serve as the intellectual locus for teaching and research pertaining to Brazil.
  • to foster cooperation in the study of and research on Brazil with other academic and cultural institutions.
  • to raise the profile of Brazil in the UK and around the world through events and publications in English.

Discover the King’s Brazil Institute

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KCLSU Brazilian Society

In line with its objectives of promoting learning about Brazil at King’s, the Institute has strong links with the student body, especially through the Brazilian society, which helps to promote its events to students across all faculties. The society caters to both Brazilian and foreign students that want to learn more about Brazil’s political and economic context, and celebrate its culture. Through social, cultural, and academic events, this student-led group aims to engage the Brazilian community within King’s. The partnership between the Institute and the wider student body has allowed undergraduate students to access lectures and events involving high-profile academics and professionals, as well as provided career development opportunities. Moreover, it allowed Brazilian students to learn more about their home country and maintain a connection with their culture while also encouraging while also encouraging non-Brazilian students to learn more about Brazil.

In line with the university’s wider equality, diversity and inclusion statement, the Institute is committed to the provision of equality of opportunity and the recognition and promotion of diversity for all of our students, staff and visitors.

We aim to nurture a collegial, mutually supportive and committed culture among staff, students and visitors. We are committed to providing and promoting an environment in which all people can learn, work and interact freely without fear of discrimination, prejudice or harassment.

We are committed to creating and sustaining a diverse work and learning environment. All students and staff are treated equitably and are not accorded less favourable treatment because of age, marital/civil partnership status, sex, disability, race, colour, ethnic or national origin, sexual orientation, family circumstances, religious or political beliefs and transgender status.

The Institute is also committed to enhancing the work-life balance of all staff in relation to caring responsibilities and other issues affecting well-being.