Student working on a research project.

Luso-Brazilian Political Economy

Research, analyze, and report on writings by Brazilian and Portuguese government officials and civilian thinkers regarding the political economy of inland settlement and resource development. Identify, characterize, and classify mercantilist and emerging liberal views concerning how Brazil’s vast interior territory beyond its Atlantic coast might have been better exploited to further the interests of the Portuguese crown and, later, the newly formed independent Brazilian Empire. The period in question ranges from about 1780 to 1830.

Research Project Information

Disciplines: Political Science, International Relations, Economics, Romance Languages
Student Skill-Set Needed: Strong Portuguese reading skills; strong analytical and writing skills; background in Latin American, European, or Atlantic history
Compensation: Academic Credit, Volunteer, Work Study
Available: Fall, Spring, Summer


For further information on this opportunity, or to apply, contact:

Faculty Member: Hal Langfur
Title: Associate Professor
Department: History
Office: 546 Park Hall