Academic Qualifications

Mestrado em Estudos Africanos, 2013 – ISCTE-IUL, Lisboa, Portugal

Licenciatura em Etnologia e Antropologia da Cultura, 2001 –  Universidade de Varsovia, Varsovia, Polónia

Biographical Information

PhD Candidate in African Studies, MA in African Studies (ISCTE-IUL), B.A. Studies in Ethnology and Anthropology of Culture (University of Warsaw), graduated from the Conservatory of Music in Torun (transvers flute and piano). Participated in the research project: “Organizations and Representation in the Informal Economy in PALOP (The Portuguese-speaking African countries): experiences and perspectives” (REF: PTDC/AFR/113992/2009). Field work experience: Cape Verde, São Tomé e Príncipe and Guinea-Bissau. Currently her research is focused on the music of West Africa, especially on the transformations in the traditional music of São Tomé e Príncipe and the current music scene and music production on the archipelago and of the diaspora. Also works on the organizing processes of informal workers and informal transports, especially in São Tomé e Príncipe and Guinea-Bissau. She is also a cultural producer with a long experience in this area.

Key Publications

Bialoborska, Magdalena (2014), “Dinâmicas e constrangimentos nos processos de organização dos trabalhadores informais na Guiné-Bissau“, Revista Angolana de Sociologia, 14, pp. 91-111.

Bialoborska, Magdalena (2013), “Sabura de San Jon. Reflexões sobre a Festa de San Jon na Ilha de Santo Antão em Cabo Verde”, The Scientific Journal of Humanistic Studies, ISSN 2066-8880.