Cláudia Castelo


Biography

Claudia Castelo is a postdoctoral researcher in the WUD project - The Worlds of (Under) Development: Processes and Legacies of the Portuguese Colonial Empire in Comparative Perspective (1945-1975). She holds a degree in History (1992) and a master's degree in History of the 19th and 20th Century (1997) from the Universidade Nova de Lisboa, and a PhD in Social Sciences - specialization in Historical Sociology (2005) from the University of Lisbon. She is also postgraduate in Archives (University of Lisbon, 1999). Between 2009 and 2013 she was assistant researcher at the Tropical Scientific Research Institute, where she developed an oral history project on the scientific missions to the Portuguese colonies. From 2014 to 2018, she was a FCT researcher at the University of Lisbon's Interuniversity Center for the History of Science and Technology, where she directed the project "Field Scientists in the 'Luso-Tropical Setting': Knowledge, Ideology and Governance in Late Portuguese Empire" (IF / 00519/2013). She has been studying of the circulation of people, ideas and scientific knowledge within the modern Portuguese colonial empire.


Latest Publications

Article in Scientific journal

Castelo, Cláudia; Ágoas, Frederico (2020), "Inter‐African cooperation in the social sciences in the era of decolonization: A case of science diplomacy", Centaurus, 1-17

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Castelo, Cláudia (2020), "O projecto-piloto de extensão rural do Andulo (Angola): conhecimento, desenvolvimento e contra-subversão", Ler História, 76, 153-178

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Castelo, Cláudia (2020), "Oral Histories of Field Science in the Late Portuguese Colonial Empire", The Oral History Review, 1-22

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