O direito ao desenvolvimento e outras formas de colonização

Elísio Macamo (Universidade de Basileia)

4 de junho de 2012, 10h30

Sala 2, CES-Coimbra

Nota biográfica

Elísio Macamo is Tenure Track Assistant Professor of African Studies at the University of Basel. Previously, he taught development sociology at the University of Bayreuth, where he was a founding member of the Bayreuth International Graduate School of African Studies. He was born and grew up in Mozambique. He studied in Maputo (Mozambique), Salford and London (England) and Bayreuth (Germany). He was Post-Doctoral Fellow at the University of Bayreuth, Research Fellow at the Centre for African Studies in Lisbon (Portugal), AGORA-Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Studies in Berlin and a visiting lecturer at Eduardo Mondlane University in Mozambique. He regularly offers methodological workshops to Portuguese speaking African doctoral students on behalf of CODESRIA (Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa).

His major interests are the sociology of religion, technology, knowledge, politics and risk. He takes a special interest in phenomenological and interpretive approaches to empirical social research. His current research projects focus on the politics of the rule of law and comparative studies of development (Africa and Asia).

Among his recent publications are:

2010: “Making Modernity Accountable: A Case Study of Youth in Mozambique”, Caderno de Estudos Africanos (special issue on youth and modernity in Africa), Pp.19-47.

2010: “Social Theory and Making Sense of Africa” In: M. Diawara, B. Lategan and J. Rüsen (eds.): Historical Memory in Africa – Dealing with the Past, Reaching for the Future in an Intercultural Context. New York: Berghahn Books.

2009: Africa and Humanism. In: Jörn Rüsen and Henner Laass (eds.): Humanism in Intercultural Perspective – Experiences and Expectations. Bielefeld. Transcript Verlag. Pp.65-78.

Nota: Atividade no âmbito do Núcleo de Estudos sobre Democracia, Cidadania e Direito (DECIDe) e do Programa de Doutoramento "Pós-Colonialismos e Cidadania Global".