Marisa Ramos Gonçalves


Biography

Marisa Ramos Gonçalves is a researcher at the Centre for Social Studies, University of Coimbra, and part of the Research Group on Democracy, Citizenship and Law (DECIDe). She is currently working on her Marie Sklodowska-Curie/ Widening fellowship research project EDULIBERA| "Education as an instrument for liberation in Mozambique and Timor-Leste - histories of solidarity and contemporary reflections" [H2020- MSCA-WF GA no. 867413]. She is a member of the International Advisory Council for the National Chega! Centre (CNC), an Institute of Memory under the oversight of the Cabinet of the Prime-Minister of Timor-Leste. She received her doctorate from the Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts, University of Wollongong in the area of history and human rights. From 2014 to 2015 Marisa was a guest lecturer and subject coordinator in the course of "International Development Studies", at the Australian Catholic University, in Sydney. She also was a tutor in Sociology and International Studies at the University of Wollongong (2011-2015). Between 2007 and 2012, she worked in Timor-Leste as a lecturer and visiting researcher at the National University of Timor Lorosa'e (UNTL) and as a visiting researcher to the Archives of the Post-Commission of Reception, Truth and Reconciliation (CAVR) Technical Secretariat. Marisa worked on several research projects in Portugal: "Study about the Justice System in Timor-Leste - Community Justices"; "Timor-Leste's Democratic transition"; "Migrant Women in Portugal: Occupational trajectories and integration in the labour market". Her research interests are of a pluridisciplinary nature, crossing history, anthropology and sociology of development. Marisa pursues research themes at the intersection between history and memory, colonial violence and postcolonial studies, education, local knowledge systems and movements for social justice and rights in the global south. She published on: memory, history and colonial violence; generations in Timor-Leste; human rights, justice and reconciliation; street art; immigrant women in Portugal.


Latest Publications

Book Chapter

Ramos Gonçalves, Marisa; Meneses, Maria Paula (2019), 'A descoberta do Tarabandu' - considerações sobre o uso e co-optação de um instrumento de justiça timorense, in Kelly Silva, Daniel Simião, Ana Carolina Oliveira, Therese Tam e Alberto Fidalgo Castro (org.), Rupturas, Continuidades e Novas Sínteses em Timor-Leste: Anais da 1ª Conferência TLSA-BR. Belo Horizonte, Brasil: Casa Apoema, 75-80

Book Chapter

Ramos Gonçalves, Marisa (2019), Dialogues with Timor-Leste's gerasaun independensia - is there room for other histories?, in Kelly Silva, Daniel Simião, Ana Carolina Oliveira, Therese Tam e Alberto Fidalgo Castro (org.), Rupturas, Continuidades e Novas Sínteses em Timor-Leste: Anais da 1ª Conferência TLSA-BR. Belo Horizonte, Brasil: Casa Apoema, 163-170

Article in Scientific journal

Meneses, Maria Paula; Ramos Gonçalves, Marisa; Araújo, Sara (2018), "Sé mak tesi lia? Interlegalidade e Hibridismo dos Sistemas de Justiça em Timor-Leste", Revista da Faculdade de Direito, Universidade Nacional de Timor Lorosa'e, 1, 1, 243-275

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