Vasco Martins


Biography

Vasco Martins is a post-doctoral researcher at the Centre for Social Studies (CES), University of Coimbra, inserted in the Research Group on Humanities, Migration and Peace Studies (NHUMEP), and affiliated to the project 'CROME - Crossed Memories, Politics of Silence. The Colonial-Liberation Wars in Postcolonial Times'. He obtained his PhD in African Studies at the Lisbon University Institute, with a thesis entitled The Plateau of Trials: Modern Ethnicity in Angola. He attended a MSc in Nationalism and Ethnic Conflict at the University of London and a BA in International Relations at the University of Minho. He has authored several articles on issues of memory, war, ethnicity and nationalism, and has recently published the book Colonialism, Ethnicity and War in Angola (Routledge, 2021). He is also member of the editorial board of the journal Cadernos de Estudos Africanos. His research interests are related to issues of memory, war and nationalism in circumstances of state and nation formation, particularly in countries that experienced colonial/liberation wars and civil conflict. 


Latest Publications

Book

Martins, Vasco (2021), Colonialism, Ethnicity and War in Angola. Londres: Routledge

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Article in Scientific journal

Martins, Vasco (2020), ""A nossa lâmpada não se apaga": The Mnemonic Return of Angola's Jonas Savimbi", African Studies Review, 1-24

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Article in Scientific journal

Martins, Vasco; Cardina, Miguel (2019), "A memory of concrete: politics of representation and silence in the Agostinho Neto Memorial", Kronos: Southern African Histories, 45, 1

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