Academic Qualifications

PhD in Sociology, 2010 – Universidade da Beira Interior, Covilhã, Portugal.

Master in African Studies, 2004 – Universidade do Porto, Porto, Portugal.

Bachelor in Languages and Modern Literature (a variant of Portuguese Studies), 2001 – Universidade de Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal.

Biographical Information

PhD in Sociology, is an associate researcher at the Centro de Estudos Internacionais – Instituto Universitário de Lisboa (CEI-IUL), after being a post-doctoral researcher at the Spanish National Research Council in Barcelona. She has worked extensively on the discourses of Angolan intellectual elites on the building of the nation in Angola, and is now focuing on the discourses of social scientists and other intellectuals from Central Africa about the representations of the continent, the cultural diversity, and the decolonization of knowledge. Of particular significance in this regard is the study of the concept of land in African contexts. She is a member of the Spanish R&D project “Handling of cultural diversity and socio-political influence of transnational migration in two former Spanish colonies: Equatorial Guinea and Morocco” (Dir.: Yolanda Aixelà; HAR2011-22752). Moreover, she is also a member of the research network “Concept Africa” (University of Helsinki).


Sá, A.L. (2016) "The Concept of ‘Land’ in Bioko: ‘Land as Property’ and ‘Land as Country’", In Axel Fleisch & Rhiannon Stephens Doing Conceptual History in Africa, Berghahn Books.

Sá, A.L. (2015) "La construcción de la imagen del indígena en los territorios españoles del golfo de Guinea (1904-1912)", In Yolanda Aixela Cabré Tras las huellas del colonialismo español en Marruecos y Guinea Ecuatorial, Madrid: Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas.

Sá, A.L. (2015) "Guiné Equatorial e CPLP: desafios ao futuro da Lusofonia", Janus, Lisboa: OBSERVARE, 2015. 972-8179-82-0. p.156-157.