Academic Qualifications

Ph.D. in African Studies, 2020, ISCTE – University Institute of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal.

Master’s degree in African Studies, 2016, Institute of Social and Political Sciences of the University of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal.

B. Soc. Sc. in Government and Public Administration, 2014, University of Macau, Macau SAR.

Biographical Information

Ph.D. and Master in African Studies, double undergraduate degrees in Public Administration and Foreign Languages. Integrated Researcher at the Centre for International Studies of ISCTE – University Institute of Lisbon. Joint Collaborating Researcher at the Orient Institute and the Centre for Public Administration and Public Policies, respectively, of the Institute of Social and Political Sciences, University of Lisbon.
Combined interest in Political Science, Social Anthropology, Translation and Interpreting. Work focusing on strengthening the ability of interdisciplinary research in African Studies to address the complex challenges facing the Global South today – the shifting nature of globalization, demographic and societal issues, urban-rural links, and the need for transnational solutions, compromise and cultural diplomacy in order to achieve equitable and sustainable futures for all. Publications and latest projects addressing local development, regional relations, comparative politics, and contemporary island research.

Key Publications

“Island-Raised but Foreign-Made: Lived Experiences, Transnational Relationships, and Expressions of Womanhood among Cape Verdean Migrant Women in Greater Lisbon.” Island Studies Journal. Ahead of print.

“‘I Eat to Kill Hunger’: The Foods of Cape Verde and the Double-Edged Sword of Globalisation.” Shima: the international journal of research into island cultures 14(1): 212 – 230.

Cape Verde: Society, Island Identity and Worldviews. Visual Ethnography 9(1): 170 – 185.

“Review of Party Systems in Young Democracies: Varieties of Institutionalization in Sub-Saharan Africa, by Edalina Rodrigues Sanches.” Cadernos de Estudos Africanos 35, 194 – 197.

“The Chinese Dream: China-Africa Educational Exchanges.” COOPEDU IV – Cooperação e Educação de Qualidade: Livro de Atas. Clara Carvalho, Maria Antónia Barreto and Filipe Santos eds, Lisboa: Centro de Estudos Internacionais, 2019, 133 – 144.