Vasco Martins


Vasco Martins is a post-doctoral researcher at the Centre for Social Studies (CES), University of Coimbra, 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 ISCTE - IUL, 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. 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. His PhD dissertation relates to an historical overview of the political, social and economic changes that affected the Ovimbundu, the largest ethnic group in Angola, since the beginning of the 20th century until today.

Latest Publications

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

Book Chapter

Martins, Vasco (2018), Independência de Angola (1975), in Miguel Cardina e Bruno Sena Martins (org.), As voltas do passado. A guerra colonial e as lutas de libertação. Lisboa: Tinta-da-China, 338-344

Article in Scientific journal

Martins, Vasco (2016), "Politics of power and hierarchies of citizenship in Angola", Citizenship Studies, 21, 1, 100-115

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