Isabel Caldeira


Isabel Caldeira is Senior Research Fellow of the Center for Social Studies, University of Coimbra (CES). She is Associate professor of English and American Studies at the Faculty of Letters, University of Coimbra (Dpt of Languages, Literatures and Cultures). She has a PhD in American Literature from the University of Coimbra with a dissertation on Toni Morrison. She teaches American Literature and Culture to Undergraduates and American Studies and Feminist Studies at the Post-Garduate level. Her research fields are American Literature and Culture, African American Literature and Culture and comparative studies (African diaspora). She is a former President of APEAA and a former member of the Board of EAAS. She is the editor-in-chief of Op.Cit. Journal of Anglo-American Studies.

Latest Publications

Book Chapter

Caldeira, Isabel (2021), Liquid Grave or Route to Freedom? Edwidge Danticat's "Children of the Sea", in Dulce M. Scott et al (org.), American Studies Over_Seas

Book Chapter

Caldeira, Isabel (2021), Reclaiming Voices and Bodies of the Nobodies: The Transformation of Silence into Language and Action., in Kaltmeier, Olaf and Wilfried Raussert (org.), Inter-American Perspectives in the 21st Century. Trier, WVT, Tempe: Bilingual Press


Caldeira, Isabel; Canelo, Maria José; Cholant, Gonçalo (orgs.) (2021), Reinventar o Social: Movimentos e Narrativas de Resistência nas Américas / Reinventing the Social: Movements and Narratives of Resistance in the Americas (português, inglês e espanhol). Coimbra: Imprensa da Universidade de Coimbra