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Our research

The King’s Brazil Institute works across the School of Global Affairs, the Faculty of Social Science & Public Policy and the College to develop world class research focused on understanding Brazil – it’s past, present and future. 

The Institute has accommodated a diverse portfolio of research, covering several areas and fields within the social sciences and humanities. This diverse and interdisciplinary approach has made the Institute  a home to both junior and senior scholars, who have joined the institute either as visitors, affiliates, post-doctoral researchers or PhD students. The staff and affiliates of the Institute (present and past) are considered trustworthy references in their respective fields, with a reputable academic production. This is reflected in their score of citations and publications. 

The Institute’s research is centered around four research clusters which help to organise the expertise of staff, affiliates, post-docs and PhD students.

Clusters focus not only on Brazil exclusively, but interactions between Brazil and Latin America, Africa, the lusophone countries and the rest of the world. 

Brazilian Studies Research

The KBI is widely considered at the forefront of Brazilian Studies. In the last 5 years most of the discussion in this field, either epistemologically or applied, has had Brazil Institute research as a reference. The Institute hosts the top academic journal in the field of Brazilian Studies (Brasiliana – Journal for Brazilian Studies).

Research across the Global Institutes

Our cross-cutting thematic research groups, which bring together members from across the five institutes, bring a diverse approach to some of the most pressing issues facing the world today.

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