Editorial Team

Editorial Board

Clara Carvalho (Editor-in-Chief) – PhD in Anthropology, ISCTE, 1999. Associate Professor at ISCTE-IUL’s Department of Anthropology and director of the Centro de Estudos Internacionais at the Instituto Universitário de Lisboa (CEI-IUL). Dr. Carvalho’s research focuses on African political structures, colonial iconography, medical anthropology and development policies.

Ana Lúcia Sá – Ph.D. in Sociology, is an associate researcher at the Centro de Estudos Internacionais at the 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 focusing 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).

Augusto Nascimento – Researcher at Centro de História da Universidade de Lisboa. Nascimento finished his Bachelor’s degree in History in 1981. After that he worked as a development worker in São Tomé e Príncipe until 1987. Back in Portugal he obtained his master’s degree in 1992, and in 2000 his PhD in Sociology from the Universidade de Lisboa (Portugal). Was researcher at the Instituto de Investigação Científica Tropical in Lisbon, and collaborates with the Centro de Estudos Internacionais at the Instituto Universitário de Lisboa (CEI-IUL),  the Centro de Estudos Africanos da Universidade do Porto, and with the Instituto de História Contemporânea da Universidade Nova de Lisboa. He published several articles about São Tomé e Príncipe and Cape Verde in national and international scientific journals. His  main areas of interest are the recent history of Cape Verde and São Tomé e Príncipe.

Carlos Sangreman – Holds a degree in Economics from ISEG at the University of Lisbon and a PhD in African Studies in Social Sciences from ISCTE. He has been a technician at National Statistical Institute and international consultant since 1985 with missions in all PALOP and Timor for International organizations such as the World Bank, UNDP, IOM and European Union and govern from countries such as Portugal, Sweden, Cape Verde and Guinea Bissau. Between 1998 and 2003, he was an advisor to the Minister of Solidarity and Social Security for the organization of the Department for Development Cooperation and between 2008 and 2012 adviser to the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation to stimulate the Civil Society Forum for Cooperation for Development. Author and co-author of articles and books, responsible researcher of projects with public and private financing, national and international, has acquired over the years a deep knowledge of the Portughese International Cooperation for Development. Researcher at the Center for African, Asian and Latin American Studies at the University of Lisbon. He is currently Assistant Professor retired at the University of Aveiro, where he taught, among others, the discipline of International Development and Cooperation and directs Master’s and PhD theses on International Cooperation topics. Currently he is coordinator of the distance course “Introduction to Cooperation for Development” taught by the University of Aveiro and by Camões, ICL and vice-president of CESA Center for African, Asian and Latin American Studies at ISEG, University of Lisbon.

Edalina Sanches – Postdoctoral researcher at the Institute of Social Sciences, University of Lisbon. Other hosting institutions include the Portuguese Institute of International Relations (New University of Lisbon) and the Centre for Social Science Research (University of Cape Town). For my doctoral degree I’ve defended the thesis entitled “Explaining Party System Institutionalization in Africa: From a Broad Comparison to a Focus on Mozambique and Zambia”. It researches the determinants and mechanisms of party system development in Africa using both quantitative and qualitative methods. It includes information about parties and elections for 19 African countries that have had competitive elections until 2011, and case study analysis drawing on semi-structured interviews conducted in Mozambique and Zambia. The thesis has received the Portuguese Association of Political Science Award for Best Doctoral Thesis (2014-2016). My recent publications include, among many, a chapter about Zambia in Africa Yearbook 2015 (Brill, 2016) and  the co-authored article Policy Congruence in a Competitive Authoritarian Regime: Learning from the Angolan Case (Journal of Asian and African Studies, 2016). In the past I’ve also researched and published about party system institutionalization in Lusophone African countries, which is my area of expertise.

Nuno Vidal – PhD in Political Science, and a Master in Social and Economic Development. He has been working as researcher and consultant, dealing with issues concerning development, governance, state, civil society, and human rights in countries such as Angola, South Africa, Mozambique, Tanzania, R.D. Congo. He participated in a number of research projects, funded by international organizations. Moreover, he has organized and co-organized various internationals conferences, and published in several countries (e.g. Portugal, UK, USA, Angola, Namibia, South Africa). Previously, Nono vidal was a lecturer in the MBA program Administração Global of the Universidade do Estado Santa Catarina/Centro de Ciências da Administração e Socioeconómicas (ESAG, 2003-2004), Brasil. He also organized and taught in the field of “African post-colonial political systems” in the Bachelor program International Relations of the Faculdade de Economia of the Universidade de Coimbra (2005/2006 e 2006/2007).

Vasco Miguel Martins – Researcher at the Centro de Estudos Internacionais at the Instituto Universitário de Lisboa (CEI-IUL), Portugal, and a PhD in African Studies. His PhD dissertation titled The plateau of trials: modern ethnicity in Angola is a study of the great political, social and economic changes that affected the Ovimbundu since the begining of the 20th century until today, with special emphasis on the creation of social identities during the colonial and civil war years and their repercussion in the contemporary period. Vasco Martins is currently researching themes of citizenship and marginalization with elements of social and political identity in Angola and Mozambique.


International Advisory Board

Carlos Cardoso – Conselho para o Desenvolvimento da Pesquisa em Ciências Sociais em África – Senegal

Chris Alden – London School of Economics and Political Science – Inglaterra

David Birmingham – Universidade de Ohio – Estados Unidos da América

Eduardo Costa Dias – Instituto Universitário de Lisboa (ISCTE-IUL), Centro de Estudos Internacionais – Portugal

Franz Heimer – Instituto Universitário de Lisboa (ISCTE-IUL), Centro de Estudos Internacionais – Portugal

João Paulo Borges Coelho – Universidade de Aveiro – Portugal

Jochen Oppenheimer – Centro de Estudos sobre África e do Desenvolvimento, Instituto Superior de Economia e Gestão da Universidade Técnica de Lisboa – Portugal

Jon Abbink – African Studies Centre, Leiden e VU University Amsterdam – Holanda

José Fialho Feliciano – Universidade Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias – Portugal

Kathleen Sheldon – Universidade da Califórnia em Los Angeles – Estados Unidos da América

Mamadu Jao – Instituto Nacional de Estudos e Pesquisa, Guiné-Bissau

Maria Conceição Neto – Faculdade de Ciências Sociais da Universidade Agostinho Neto – Angola

Michel Cahen – Les Afriques dans le monde/CNRS, Sciences Po Bordeaux – França

Omar Ribeiro Thomaz – Universidade Estadual de Campinas – Brasil

Paul Jenkins – University of the Witwatersrand – África do Sul

Ramon Sarró – Instituto de Ciências Sociais da Universidade de Lisboa – Portugal

Rui Pereira – Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas da Universidade Nova de Lisboa – Portugal

Teresa Cruz e Silva – Universidade Eduardo Mondlane – Mocambique

Virgílio Coelho – Universidade Agostinho Neto – Angola

Wilson Trajano Filho – Universidade de Brasília – Brasil



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