Academic Qualifications

PhD inAfrican Studies, 2003 – ISCTE, Lisbon, Portugal.

Master in African Studies, 1995 – ISCTE, Lisbon, Portugal.

Bachelor in Anthropology, 1988 – Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal.

Biographical Information

Ana Bénard da Costa is an Anthropologist, holding a PhD in African Studies. Since 2008, she is a researcher at the Centro de Estudos Internacionais – Instituto Universitário de Lisboa (CEI-IUL). Currently, she is conducting research in Mozambique and Portugal about poverty and dynamics of urban development in Lusophone countries; processes of social and cultural change on Mozambican families; advanced training of Mozambican human resources. Previously, Ana Bénard da Costa coordinated the project “Formação superior e desenvolvimento: Cooperação Portuguesa com os PALOP”, and participated in various other research projects. At the Centro de Estudos Africanos (CEA-IUL)  she coordinated the field of research “Social and Cultural Dynamics”, and formed part of the Scientific Comitee of the Center. Since 2009, she is director of the international Journal Cadernos de Estudos Africanos. Since 1995, she has been working as a consultant in development cooperation. Thus, her professional activities include designing, monitoring, and evaluating projects in various areas of Guinea-Bissau and Mozambique. Since 2005,  Ana Bénard da Costa also teaches at graduation and post-graduation level at the Instituto Superior de Psicologia Aplicada (ISPA), Lisbon, Portugal.

Publications

Barreto, M.A., A.B. da Costa (2013) II COOPEDU – África e o Mundo (Livro de Atas), Óbidos: Várzea da Rainha.

da Costa, A.B. (2008) "Rezar nos mesmos sítios, rezar em muitos sítios: casamentos, práticas terapêuticas, redes de solidariedade e valores em reconstrução", Revista de Ciências Sociais, 39 (2), 86-97.

da Costa, A.B. (2008) "Dinâmicas de mudança social em famílias moçambicanas", In José Fialho Felciano e Guilherme Fonseca-Statter Empresários e Empreendorismo em África: experiências, reflexões e perspectivas, Lisboa: Centro de Estudos Africanos - Instituto Universitário de Lisboa.