Engaging in racial studies research in Bahia offers a profound examination of Afro-Brazilian heritage, identity, and social dynamics within one of the country’s most culturally vibrant and historically significant regions. Universidade Federal da Bahia’s (UFBA) interests are in Racial Studies, focusing on Ethnic and Racial Studies with interests in Slavery and Slave Resistance in the African Diaspora; Racial, Ethnic, and Gender Inequality in Income, Education, Health, and Housing; Structural Racism in Contemporary Society; Cultural and Artistic Diversity among Ethnic and Racial Groups; and African Societies from the Slave Trade Era to Contemporary Globalization.
The scholar will develop research and have the opportunity to collaborate with colleagues at Universidade de Brasilia (UnB), Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG), Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina (UFSC) and Universidade Federal do Pará (UFPA). The four universities constitute the Fulbright Interdisciplinary Network (FIN) along with UFBA.
FIN is an initiative by the U.S. Embassy and the Fulbright Commission in Brazil to promote joint studies of the United States among Brazilian and U.S. academics and researchers.
If you are a Brazilian scholar who would like to host a U.S. colleague in your institution, feel free to direct your questions to the Fulbright Commission.
Check out this video if you are a U.S. scholar and want to learn about award details and benefits.
Elizabeth Ramos, Ph.D. Officer of International Affairs, UFBA
The Universidade Federal da Bahia (UFBA) had its origin in 1808 when the first school of Medicine was created in Brazil. The many cultural aspects of Salvador, a metropolis known as the center of the Afro-Brazilian culture, with a mix of black, indigenous, and white people, strongly influenced the university's birth. UFBA is a public institution committed to quality, diversity, and equity values concerning its students, faculty, and administrative and technical body.
Joice Pedreira, Ph.D. Program Officer for Undergraduate Scientific and Continuing Research, UFBA
The Fulbright U.S. Scholar will find a very vibrant and rich environment at UFBA. It fosters multicultural and combined knowledge for professors and researchers to develop their activities and inspire students to engage in research groups since their freshman years.