Isabel Caldeira


Isabel Caldeira is Senior Research Fellow of the Center for Social Studies, University of Coimbra (CES) and research collaborator at the Center of Comparative Literature Margarida Losa, University of Porto, since 2017. She is Associate professor (retired) 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 taught American Literature and Culture at the Undergraduate level and American Studies and Feminist Studies at the Post-Graduate level. Her research fields are African American Literature and Culture and Inter-American Studies (literatures of the African diaspora in the Americas). She is a former President of APEAA, a former member of the Board of EAAS, and a former President of the International Association of Inter-American Studies (IAS). She was editor-in-chief of Op.Cit. Journal of Anglo-American Studies; since 2019, a member of the Editorial Board of Revista Crítica de Ciências Sociais; since 2020, member of the CES Ethics Committee..

Latest Publications

Book Chapter

Caldeira, Isabel (2022), Edwidge Danticat: The Ethics of a Disobedient Writing, in Butler, Maia, Davis-McElligatt, Joanna and Feifer, Megan (org.), Narrating History, Home, and Nation: Critical Essays on Edwidge Danticat. Jackson, MIississippi: University Press of Mississippi

Book Chapter

Caldeira, Isabel (2022), 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