New course on Food and Agriculture in Brazil

I’m pleased to announce a new English language course offering in the Portuguese and Brazilian Studies program.  PORT 404: Hungering for Brazil–Food, agriculture and hunger in Brazil.  This course will be of interest to many of UIUCs students, from the LAS to ACES and beyond.  Please see the attached flyer and distribute to your list serves.  I’ve also pasted the course description below.


PORT 406:  Hungering for Brazil—From the slave economy of the sugar plantations to ultra-modern and global scale of soybean cultivation, Brazil’s place on the global stage has long been marked by its agricultural exports.  Domestically, the importance of food and agriculture—or their absence—has played a fundamental role in the formation of Brazilian society and nationhood.  This course uses culinary and agricultural production to explore larger issues across Brazil’s history, including race, gender, regional and national identities, development, and public policy.

———————————————————-Glen Skiles Goodman
Department of Spanish and Portuguese
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
School of Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics