BRASA XV in Austin, Texas on March 26-28, 2020


To access instructions for paper or panel submission, click here. The portal for submissions will remain open through September 8, 2019.


JOIN US FOR BRASA XV at The University of Texas at Austin

Home of LLILAS Benson Latin American Studies and Collections

and the LLILAS Benson Brazil Center

LLILAS Benson is a partnership between the Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies (LLILAS) and the Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection. LLILAS boasts 60 affiliated Brazilianist faculty across campus, whose work spans disciplines from anthropology to zoology, journalism to cultural studies, education to social inequalities, and beyond. The Benson Latin American Collection houses over 60 archival collections of Brazilian materials, including documents of political movements, photography collections, art, concrete poetry, musicology, and cinema.

Other gems on the UT Austin campus include the Harry Ransom Center, a world-famous humanities research library and museum; the Blanton Museum of Art, one of the foremost university art institutions in the United States; and the Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum, official library of the 37th US president.

Did you know? 

  • Austin has more live music and musicians per capita than almost anywhere else, from blues to two-step to conjunto, and not a few Brazilian-music bands
  • Austin’s restaurant and food-truck scene boasts fabulous food, from barbecue to breakfast tacos, ceviche to banh-mi, and more
  • Austin’s Congress Avenue Bridge is home to the largest urban bat colony in North America
  • Voted best US city to live in for three years in a row . . . Come find out what the hoopla is all about!




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Hotel Information for Austin, Texas for March 25-30, 2020:

Holiday Inn Austin Town Lake,  20 N Interstate Hwy 35, Austin, TX 78701, $180.00 per night, 20 rooms reserved

Cancellation policy: 24 hours

Guild Hotels

Guild City Center, 421 W. 3rd street Austin, TX 78701, $269.00 per night, 30 rooms reserved

Guild Lavaca Street, 201 Lavaca Street Austin, TX 78701, $249.00 per night, 31 rooms reserved

Guild East 6th at Corazon, 1017 E 6th street Austin, TX 78702, $199.00 per night, 41 rooms reserved

Guild Red River, 901 Red River Street Austin, TX 78701, $209.00 per night, 26 rooms reserved

Cancellation policy: 1 week in advance
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