Maria José Canelo


Maria José Canelo is researcher (since 2002) at the Center for Social Studies, integrating the research group Humanities, Migrations and Peace Studies. She is Assistant Professor in the Anglo-American Studies Section of the Faculty of Letters, University of Coimbra. She got her PhD in American Studies at New York University with a thesis titled "Carey McWilliams and the question of cultural citizenship in the 1940s". She got her Masters (Anglo-American Studies) and BA degrees (English and German Studies) at the University of Coimbra. She teaches in the BA in Modern Languages, the MA programs in English Teaching and Studies in Culture, Literature and Modern Languages, and in the PhD in Modern Languages: Literature, Culture, Translation. She also coordinates the MA in Studies in Culture, Literature and Modern Languages, at FLUC. She has been part of several research projects in the NHUMEP, for instance, "The representation of violence and the violence of representation" and "Memory, violence, identity: new comparative perspectives on modernism". Her current research interests include American and interamerican studies; literary and cultural studies; questions of national identity and immigration; cultural citizenship; modernism and literary magazines; interculturality; visual studies.

Latest Publications

Book Chapter

Canelo, Maria José (2021), Carey McWilliams's Activism and the Democratic Human Rights Tradition, in María Herrera-Sobek, Francisco Lomelí e Luz Angélica Kirschner (org.), Human Rights in the Americas. Oxon and New York: Routledge, 181-195

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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

Article in Scientific journal

Canelo, Maria José (2020), "Can the Undocumented Speak? Undocumented Immigrants and Self-Representation", American Studies Journal, 69

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