Academic Qualifications

PhD in Social Sciences, 1999 – Universiteit Leiden, Leiden, Netherlands.

Bachelor in Cultural Anthropology, 1990 – Universiteit Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands.

Biographical Information

Gerhard Seibert graduated in Cultural Anthropology from Utrecht University, Netherlands, in 1991, and earned a Ph.D. in Social Sciences at Leiden University, Netherlands, in 1999. Until 2008 he was post-doctorate fellow at the Instituto de Investigação Científica Tropical (IICT), Lisbon, Portugal. From 2008 to 2014 he was researcher at the African Studies Center at ISCTE – Lisbon University Institute (CEA / ISCTE-IUL). Since 2014 he has been associate professor at Universidade da Integração Internacional da Lusofonia Afro-Brasileira (UNILAB), Campus dos Malês, São Francisco do Conde, Bahia, Brazil. He has conducted research in Mozambique, Cabo Verde, São Tomé and Príncipe and on Brazil – Africa relations. He is author of Comrades, Clients and Cousins. Colonialism, Socialism and Democratization in São Tomé and Príncipe (Leiden: Brill 2006) and co-editor of Brazil-Africa Relations. Historical Dimensions and Contemporary Engagements (forthcoming).

Keywords: African Studies, Colonial History, Post-colonialism, Estudos Africanos, História Colonial, Pós-Colonialismo, Lusophone Africa, São Tomé e Príncipe

Key Publications

São Tomé and the Biafran War (1967-1970). International Journal of African Historical Studies 51:2 (2018): 263-292.

Cabo Verde. In: Jon Abbink, Victor Adetula, Andreas Mehler, Henning Melber (Eds.), Africa Yearbook 14. Politics, Economy and Society South of the Sahara in 2017, pp. 64-69. Leiden & Boston: Brill Academic Publishers 2018. ISBN 978-90-04-36763-0

São Tomé and Príncipe. In: Jon Abbink, Victor Adetula, Andreas Mehler, Henning Melber (Eds.), Africa Yearbook 14. Politics, Economy and Society South of the Sahara in 2017, pp. 258-263. Leiden & Boston: Brill Academic Publishers 2018. ISBN 978-90-04-36763-0

Dia da Mulher de São Tomé e Príncipe (1974). In: Miguel Cardina & Bruno Sena Martins (Org.), As Voltas do Passado. A Guerra Colonial e as Lutas de Libertação, pp. 304-310. Lisboa: Tinta-da-China, 2018. ISBN: 9789896714406

São Tomé e Príncipe moves towards authoritarian rule. Presidential Power. June 4, 2018

(with Vanicléia Silva Santos) Documentário Fitxicêlu. Crenças, Estigma e Ostracismo, São Deus Lima & Gerson Soares. Africana Studia n.º 26, 2017, pp. 113-116. ISSN 0874-2375.

Seibert, G. (2014) “Crioulização em Cabo Verde e São Tomé e Príncipe: divergências históricas e identitárias“, Afro-Ásia, 49, 41-70.

Seibert, G. (2013) “São Tomé and Príncipe: the first plantation economy in the tropics“, In Robin Law, Suzanne Schwarz & Silke Strickrodt (eds.) Commercial Agriculture, the Slave Trade and Slavery in Atlantic Africa, Oxford: James Currey. ISBN: 9781847010759.

Marques, V.R. , G. Seibert (2012) Actas do Colóquio Internacional sobre São Tomé e Príncipe numa perspectiva interdisciplinar, diacrónica e sincrónica, Lisboa: CEA-IUL e IICT. ISBN: 978-989-732-089-7.

Seibert, G. (2012) “São Tomé’s Great Slave Revolt of 1595. Background, Consequences and Misperceptions of One of the Largest Slave Uprisings in Atlantic History“, Portuguese Studies Review, 18 (2), 29-50.

Publications

(2015) "A Cooperação Portuguesa num Pequeno País Dependente das Ajudas Internacionais: o Caso de São Tomé e Príncipe", In Carlos Sangremann (Ed.) O cluster como instrumento teórico e prático da cooperação internacional para o desenvolvimento portuguesa: o caso de Moçambique, Timor-Leste, São Tomé e Princípe e Angola, (pp. 255-278). Lisboa: CEI-IUL e CesA-ISEG..