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CLAS Celebrates Brazil Week 2020

Posted by on Monday, September 7, 2020 in News.

Brazil Week September 8-11, 2020

With a deep history and strength in Brazilian Studies, CLAS has hosted an annual “Brazil Week” for the Vanderbilt community and beyond for more than a decade. While Brazil Week 2020 will look a little different this year (we’ll be virtual!), we are thrilled to present leading Brazilianists from Vanderbilt University, Tuskegee University, and the University of São Paulo.

Please join us for any and all of the events! Be sure to register ahead to receive the Zoom link via email.


Register now to receive the Zoom link for all Brazil Week 2020 events!


Tuesday, September 8:

12:10 PM CST “Brazil’s Response to Covid” Panel Discussion with Jessica Castilho (Vanderbilt), Antonis Rokas (Vanderbilt), and Gustavo Goldman (University of São Paulo), moderated by Marshall Eakin (Vanderbilt)

Thursday, September 10:

12:10 PM CST “Clarice Lispector: From Brazil to the World” Panel Discussion with Earl Fitz and Allison Schachter (Vanderbilt)

5:00 PM CST “Make Brazilian Desserts: Brigadeiros and Beijinhos” Cooking Class with Benjamin Legg (Vanderbilt) – See ingredient list below

Friday, September 11:

12:10 PM CST “A Comparative and Interdisciplinary Discussion on Race in Brazil” with Celso Castilho (Vanderbilt), Jane Landers (Vanderbilt), and Rhonda Collier (Tuskegee University)


*All events will use the same Zoom meeting link. Register once to receive the link to join all events. Feel free to join us for one or all of the programs, drop in when your schedule allows, turn off your video feed, etc. Everyone is welcome at any time! Register Now


“Make Brazilian Desserts” Cooking Class Ingredient List

Join Vanderbilt University Professor of Portuguese Dr. Ben Legg for a fun evening in the kitchen making desserts and learning about Brazil! Dr. Legg will demonstrate how to make traditional Brazilian sweets called brigadeiros and beijinhos. Follow Dr. Legg’s simple culinary steps in your own kitchen, or just enjoy watching the program!

  • Sweetened condensed milk (1 can per batch of 20)
  • Butter (4 tbls)
  • Cocoa (4 tbls)
  • Grated coconut (1 cup for a batch)
  • Chocolate sprinkles and whole cloves for garnish
  • Little paper cups (mini-muffin papers or tiny cupcake liners)