Academic Qualifications

Post-doctoral studies in Development Economics, 2004-2007 – CED, Bordeaux IV, Bordeaux, France.

Post-doctoral studies in African Studies, 2007-2008 – ISCTE, Lisbon, Portugal.

PhD in African Studies,  2004 – ISCTE, Lisbon, Portugal.

Master in African Studies, 1997 – ISCTE, Lisbon, Portugal.

Bachelor in Anthropology, 1993 – Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal.

Biographical Information

Cristina Udelsmann Rodrigues is a social anthropologist with a PhD in African Studies, and a researcher at the Centro de Estudos InternacionaisInstituto Universitário de Lisboa (CEI-IUL). She has participated and lead several research projects in Portuguese-speaking African countries, most of them in Angola. Her main area of research is urban Africa, though she also conducts research on poverty and social protection; child,  youth and elder; borders in Africa; and development and cooperation. She has publications on these areas and colaborates with many international organisations.

Key Publications

Udelsmann Rodrigues, Cristina et al. (2008), Protecção Social, Economia Informal e Exclusão Social nos PALOP. Lisboa: Principia.

Udelsmann Rodrigues, Cristina (2008), “Angolan Cities: urban (re)segregation?”.  In Francesca Locatelli (ed.) African Cities. Leiden: Brill.

Udelsmann Rodrigues, Cristina (2007), “From family solidarity to social classes: urban stratification in Angola (Luanda and Ondjiva)“, Journal of Southern African Studies, 33, 235 – 250.

Udelsmann Rodrigues, Cristina (2007), “Survival and Social Reproduction Strategies in Angolan Cities“, Africa Today, 54, 91 – 105.

Udelsmann Rodrigues, Cristina (2006), O Trabalho Dignifica o Homem: estratégias de sobrevivência em Luanda. Lisboa: Colibri.

Publications

Rodrigues, C.U. (2015) "Atravessar as fronteiras africanas: migração e mobilidade", Boletim dos Geógrafos Brasileiros, 42 (1), 13-22.

Rodrigues, C.U. (2015) "Cooperação internacional e construção de um modelo original de polícia em Angola", Revista Brasileira de Segurança Pública, 9 (1), 102-121.

Rodrigues, C.U. (2014) "Rapid adaptations to change and displacements in the Lundas (Angola)", In Amanda Hammar Displacement Economies in Africa . Paradoxes of Crisis and Creativity , 107-126..

Rodrigues, C.U., Ana Paula Tavares (2012) "Angola’s Planned and Unplanned Urban Growth: diamond mining towns in the Lunda provinces", Journal of Contemporary African Studies, 30 (4), 687-703.

Rodrigues, C.U. (2012) "Pobreza em Angola: efeito da guerra, efeitos da paz", Revista Angolana de Sociologia, 9, 113-123.

Rodrigues, C.U., Cristina Salvador (2012) "Colonial Architecture in Angola: past functions and recent appropriations", In Demissie, Fassil (ed.) Colonial Architecture and Urbanism in Africa: Intertwined and Contested Histories , (pp. 407-426), Surrey: Ashgate Publishing. ISBN 978-0-7546-7512-9.

Rodrigues, C.U., Yves-André Fauré (2011) Descentralização e Desenvolvimento local em Angola e Moçambique: Processos, Terrenos e Atores, Coimbra: Almedina. ISBN: 9789724047829.

Rodrigues, C.U. (2008) "Empresariados angolanos no pós-guerra: modelos herdados, exigências do capitalismo e estratégias dos trabalhadores", In José Fialho e Guilherme Fonseca-Statter Empresariado, Empreendedorismo e Desenvolvimento em Angola e Moçambique, Lisboa: Periploi.