Marisa Ramos Gonçalves


Biography

Marisa Ramos Gonçalves is a researcher at the Centre for Social Studies, University of Coimbra, as a fellow (CEEC-IND) of the Science and Technology Foundation (FCT) and part of the Research Group on Democracy, Citizenship and Law (DECIDe). She is currently working in a research project on the history of solidarity relations between Mozambique and Timor-Leste funded by FCT(CEECIND/00620/2018), which started during 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, interweaving 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 (2021), O longo caminho da reconciliação em Timor-Leste: memórias, práticas e possibilidades de justiça, in Paula Borges Santos, Irene Flunser Pimentel, Giovanni Damele (org.), Punir o Inimigo. Perspetivas legais e discurso político na justiça de transição. Lisboa: Imprensa de Ciências Sociais, 165-192

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Article in Scientific journal

Ramos Gonçalves, Marisa (2021), "Genealogies of Human Rights Ideas in Timor-Leste: "Kultura", Modernity, and Resistance", Nómadas, 53, 51-67

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Article in Scientific journal

Horstink, Lanka; Fernandes, Lúcia; Campos, Rita (2020), "Introdução", e-cadernos CES, 34

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