Fernanda Vilar


Fernanda Vilar is a researcher at the Centre for Social Studies, University of Coimbra on the project "MEMOIRS - Childs of Empire". Her research interests are postcolonial, postmemory, cultural, subaltern and peripheral studies. She is writing a book about peripheral art in three European capitals. She is particularly interested in slam poetry. She holds a Ph.D. in Comparative African Literature from Paris Nanterre University (2015), in which she analyzed the expression of violence on contemporary African Novels (Sony Labou Tansi, Mia Couto and J.M. Coetzee). She worked in the team in charge of the External Communications of the European Commission's interpreting service (2016). She was selected by UNO's Academic Impact Hub, which culminated in her speech about women's rights at the General Assembly in New York City (2015). She received an excellence scholarship for her Master at Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon, where she was a lector of Portuguese as a foreign language (2010-2012). She taught Portuguese at University of Marne la Valée (2012-2013). She translated into Portuguese the novel "La vie et demie" by Sony Labou Tansi, waiting to be published.

Latest Publications

Article in Scientific journal

Vilar, Fernanda (2019), "Migrações e periferias: o levante do slam", Estudos de Literatura Brasileira Contemporânea, 58

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Book Chapter

Vilar, Fernanda (2019), As palavras fantasmas de Amílcar Cabral, in Margarida Calafate Ribeiro e Philippe Rothwell (org.), Africanas. Lisboa

Book Chapter

Vilar, Fernanda (2019), Facing ghosts: Lumumba's shadows", in Tony Chafer and Natalya Vince (org.), The Routledge Handbook of Francophone Africa