Brazil and Lusophone Africa


This seminar examines three historical components of the South Atlantic in terms of history, culture, and contemporary political and economic consequences. European colonialism in Africa and Brazil constitutes the baseline for this exploration, but the long and tardy nature of Portuguese colonialism in Africa in comparison with other European colonial powers, especially in its post-World War II manifestations, is our starting point. We will examine the last stages of Portuguese colonialism in Lusophone Africa, the African liberation movements and the efforts to forge new transnational relations among Portugal, Lusophone Africa and Brazil.
Curriculum Codes
  • CCI
  • CZ
Cross-Listed As
  • LATAMER 335S
  • ROMST 338S
Typically Offered