Antonieta Reis Leite


Antonieta Reis Leite (Angra do Heroísmo, Azores, Portugal, 1975) She is an architect, urban historian and a permanent research fellow at the Center for Social Studies (CES) of the University of Coimbra, Portugal. She holds a professional degree in architecture by the University of Coimbra, Portugal (2000) and a Diploma of Advanced Studies in History of Art and Architecture by the University Pablo de Olavide, Spain (2005), where she completed the Doctoral Programme in History of Art and Architecture in Iberoamerica (2002-2004). She holds a PhD in Architecture by the University of Coimbra. Her thesis "Açores Cidade e Território. Quatro vilas estruturante" was approved in 2012 "suma cum laude" and published as a book in 2015. Currently she is working on her post-doctoral research project "10 Vilas de Fundação nos Açores (séc. XVI). Urbanística e ordenamento do território na colonização do Atlântico" [10 Azorean New Towns (16th century). Urban and land planning in the Atlantic settlement process], based in the research group on Cities, Cultures, and Architecture (CCArq) at CES - University of Coimbra and at the research group The Arts and the Portuguese Expansion at Center for Global History (CHAM) of the University NOVA of Lisbon and the University of the Azores, this project is financed with a grant from the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (2014-2020). She is an Invited Professor at the Department of Architecture (Faculty of Science and Technology of the University of Coimbra).

Latest Publications

Book Chapter

Leite, Antonieta Reis (2018), Urbanística e Ordenamento do Território na Construção do Atlântico (séc. XVI). A morfologia urbana como indicador em Ponta Delgada e Rio de Janeiro, in Isabel Soares Albergaria e Duarte Chaves (org.), Viagens, Produtos e Consumos Artisticos. O espaço ultramarino português, 1450-1900. Lisboa: CHAM eBooks # Debates # 5, 65-78

Book Chapter

Leite, Antonieta Reis (2018), Os caminhos da construção do território dos Açores nos séculos XV e XVI, in Lúcia Rosas, Ana Cristina Sousa, Hugo Barreira (org.), Genius Loci: Lugares e significados. Vol. 2. Porto: CITCEM, 599-610

Article in Scientific journal

Leite, Antonieta Reis (2016), "A fundação de Angra da ilha Terceira. Programas e práticas urbanísticas na construção de um porto atlântico (séc. XVI)", História Revista, 21, 3, 9-28