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Luso-Brazilian Review

Rebecca J. Atencio, Tulane University (Brazilian Literature 1900–present)
Kathryn Bishop-Sanchez, University of Wisconsin–Madison (Portuguese Literature 1800–present, Portuguese Linguistics, Brazilian Cultural Studies, Lusophone Africa and Asia, Portuguese Literature to 1799, Brazilian Literature to 1899)
Jerry Dávila, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (History and Social Sciences)
Marc A. Hertzman, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (History and Social Sciences)


ISSN: 0024-7413, e-ISSN: 1548-9957
Published twice per year: Summer, Winter


Luso-Brazilian Review publishes interdisciplinary scholarship on Portuguese, Brazilian, and Lusophone African cultures, with special emphasis on scholarly works in literature, history, and the social sciences. Each issue of the Luso-Brazilian Review includes articles and book reviews, which may be written in either English or Portuguese.



First Annual Luso-Brazilian Review

Emerging Scholars Article Incubator

Application Deadline:April 15, 2023

The Luso-Brazilian Review invites applications for the first annual Emerging Scholars Article Incubator program. In the spirit of the LBR’s founders, who in the first issue promised to “encourage publication by younger [scholars],” the article incubator will provide support each year for one advanced graduate student or recent PhD to develop an article-length essay with the hope of preparing it for publication in the LBR. The selected scholar will hold a workshop at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (this year’s workshop will be held via Zoom) during which they will receive developmental feedback from the journal’s History and Social Science editors as well as other invited campus faculty who specialize in Lusophone and other relevant fields. If the awardee is a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, they will receive a $1,000 stipend. After the workshop, the author will be invited to revise the article and submit for publication through the regular peer review process of the LBR. This process does not guarantee publication. Questions may be addressed to Marc Hertzman and Jerry Dávila at the following email:

Guidelines and Materials:

  • Applicant must be a graduate student or have been awarded their Ph.D. no earlier than December 2019;
  • All application materials and the article manuscript must be submitted in English;
  • Applicants must submit the following:
  • C.V.
  • Short writing sample (limit 5,000 words). The sample does not need to be related to the proposed article and should simply illustrate the author’s writing abilities
  • 250-word cover page, including
  • A clear description of the article, its primary argument(s), contributions to the literature, and source base.
  • A clear indication of the current state of the article (conceptualized, outlined, fully drafted, etc.) and a timeline for completing a polished draft by August 15, 2023.


  • Application materials due April 15, 2023 (11:59pm Central Time)
  • Awardee announced by May 15, 2023
  • Draft of full, polished article for workshop due August 15, 2023
  • Workshop: September 2023
  • Revised article submitted to the LBR by November 30, 2023

Celebrating 50 Years of the Luso-Brazilian Review

In 2015, the Luso-Brazilian Review marks 50 years of continued publication as a biannual, interdisciplinary journal dedicated to stimulating and disseminating research on the Portuguese-speaking world. Founded in 1964 by Professor Alberto Machado da Rosa and published by the University of Wisconsin Press, the Luso-Brazilian Review has been edited or co-edited by professors from the University of Wisconsin Department of Spanish and Portuguese since its inception. Over the five decades of its publication, the LBR has benefited from the collaboration a wide range of well-known scholars from throughout the world. It currently enjoys a reputation as the foremost interdisciplinary publication in the field of Luso-Brazilian Studies in the U.S., and one of the journals with the longest uninterrupted publishing history.


As the current editors of the LBR have continued the practice of seeking to include a variety of topics and critical approaches, the journal has become a key venue for the publication of in-depth studies of the various national cultures of the Portuguese-speaking world. It also has become an important resource for the continued reassessment of the role played by language, literature, geography and history in a world that is increasingly, yet unevenly, globalized and transnational. Portuguese is the official language of eight countries on four different continents and the LBR regularly includes articles authored by national and international scholars whose teaching and research center on the networks that link these countries. The editors are dedicated to maintaining open discussions regarding the models and methodologies will best lead to new modes of production of knowledge about the Lusophone world.


In an effort to maintain and further the Review’s eminence in the field of Luso-Brazilian Studies, the Co-editors and members of the Review’s Editorial Board organized a two-day conference entitled “Celebrating 50 Years of the Luso-Brazilian Review” to mark the journal’s 50th anniversary. This conference, held April 2021, 2012, brought together researchers and writers from the U.S. and abroad who are specialists in literature, history, and the social sciences. Speakers assessed the current state of Luso-Brazilian Studies in the U.S. academy and abroad, and discussed the methodological trends that are shaping research conducted on and in the Portuguese-speaking world. Please click here to download the conference program.


Special Issues:
The Politics of Culture in Brazil’s Twentieth-Century Historiography, vol. 36 #2, Available on JSTOR
State, Society, and Political Culture in Nineteenth-Century Brazil, vol. 37 #2, Available on JSTOR
500 Years of Brazil: Global and Cultural Perspectives, vol. 38 #2, Available on JSTOR
Portuguese Cultural Studies, vol. 39 #2
António Vieira and the Luso-Brazilian Baroque, vol. 40 #1
Luso-Brazilian Studies in the New Millennium, vol. 40 #2
‘ReCapricorning’ the Atlantic, vol. 45 #1
Machado de Assis, vol. 46 #1
New Perspectives on Brazilian Instrumental Music, vol. 48 #1
Brazilian Slavery and its Legacies, vol. 50 #1
O Modernismo como obstáculo, vol. 55 #2


Luso-Brazilian Review, vol. 50 no. 1 p. 53-82. "South Atlantic Exchanges The Role of Brazilian-Born Agents in Benguela, 1650–18501", correct title is "South Atlantic Exchanges The Role of Brazilian-Born Agents in Benguela, 1650–1850"

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