Clara Keating


Clara Keating (M.Phil, Cambridge, PhD, Lancaster) is Associate Professor at the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures, School of Arts and Humanities, University of Coimbra and Researcher at the CES (NHUMEP). She develops critical sociolinguistics research in complex multilingual and linguistically diverse contexts resulting from mobilities and migrations. In her courses she articulates a focus on language, literacy and discourse with social, feminist, cultural and anthropological studies, namely the relationship between language, literacy, ideology and power.

Latest Publications

Book Chapter

Keating, Clara (2021), Polycentric, pluricentric? Epistemic traps in sociolinguistic approaches to multilingual Portuguese, in Makoni, S., Severo, C., Abdelhay, A., Kaiper-Marquez, A. (org.), The Languaging of Higher Education in the Global South: Decolonizing the Language of Scholarship and Pedagogy.. London: Routledge


Lechner, Elsa; Capinha, Graça; Keating, Clara (orgs.) (2020), EM migração EM português. Exílios, Retornos, Colonizações. Coimbra: Almedina/CES

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Article in Scientific journal

Keating, Maria Clara (2019), "Coloniality of knowledge, Ch'ixinakax utxiwa, and intercultural translation. The (im)pertinence of language and discourse studies", Language, Culture and Society, 1, 1, 141-146

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