Margarida Calafate Ribeiro


Margarida Calafate Ribeiro is a researcher-coordinator at the Centre for Social Studies, University of Coimbra, coordinator of the research line Europe and the Global South: legacies and dialogues (with Paula Meneses and Miguel Cardina) and coordinator of the Trauma Observatory (with Luísa Sales and Inês Nascimento Rodrigues). She holds a PhD in Portuguese Studies from King's College, University of London (2001), a master from Universidade Nova de Lisboa and a BA from the University of Aveiro. She is a lecturer and coordinator of the PhD programme Postcolonialisms and Global Citizenship (CES/ FEUC) (with Patrícia Branco and José Manuel Mendes) at the University of Coimbra. With Roberto Vecchi she is responsible for the Eduardo Lourenço Chair, Camões / University of Bologna and for the coordination of e-learning postgraduate courses at Camões Institute for Language and Cooperation. She is a member of the scientific committee of the research laboratory "LABEX - Les passés dans le présent", University of Paris Nanterre, and of the Scientific Editorial Scientific Committee of the Secretariat of State for Communities / National Press Casa da Moeda and of the Commission for the Commemorations of the Centenary of Eduardo Lourenço. In 2015 she received a grant from the European Research Council (ERC), with the research project "MEMOIRS - Children of Empire and European Post-Memories", which she coordinated at the Centre for Social Studies of the University of Coimbra. She is currently coordinator of the FCT project, "MAPS - Post- European Memories. European Memories: A Post-Colonial Cartography". She is author, co-author and organiser of several books, book chapters, scientific articles and other writings.

Latest Publications

Article in Scientific journal

Ribeiro, Margarida Calafate (2023), "João de Melo: Guerra Colonial, experiência e escrita", Revista Letras Con Vida, 10, 205-227

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Ribeiro, Margarida Calafate; Vecchi, Roberto (2023), Eduardo Lourenço. Uma geopolítica do pensamento. Porto: Afrontamento

Book Chapter

Ribeiro, Margarida Calafate (2023), Réimaginer l'Europe: les générations européennes postcoloniales, in Alessandro Benucci, Silvia Contarini, Gonçalo Cordeiro, Graça dos Santos, José Manuel Esteves (org.), L'Europe transculturelle dans le monde global [Transcultural Europe in the Global World]. Paris: Presses universitaires de Paris Nanterre, 265-276