Marta Araújo


Biography

Marta Araújo is Senior Researcher at the Centre for Social Studies of the University of Coimbra, where she integrates the Research Group 'Democracy, Citizenship and Law' and lectures in the Doctoral Programmes 'Democracy in the 21st Century' and 'Human Rights in Contemporary Societies'. She was recently Invited Researcher at the Centre for Research on Ethnic Relations and Nationalism, at the University of Helsinki (2018-2020). Marta has published internationally and is currently in the Editorial Board of publications on sociology and education in Brazil, Britain, Portugal and the United States. Marta holds a PhD from the University of London (School of Educational Foundations and Policy Studies, Institute of Education), in 2003, with a thesis in the Sociology of 'Race' and Education on the racialised impact of New Labour's public policies in the late 1990s. Since then, she has expanded her research work to address two complimentary lines of enquiry: i) diverse societies, public history, and school textbooks; 2) public policy and ethno-racial equality, with a particular focus on education. Marta has acted as an academic advisor on issues of ethno-racial diversity and equality and has experience in participating in selected expert meetings with policy and decision makers. She has also been actively engaged in outreach activities, particularly with NGOs and schools.


Latest Publications

Article in Scientific journal

Araújo, Marta (2020), "Os 'compridos narizes' dos portugueses: Expo'98, manuais escolares e história em multiperspectividade", Língua-lugar : Literatura, História, Estudos Culturais, 1, 66-85

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Book Chapter

Araújo, Marta; R. Maeso, Silvia (2019), O poder do racismo na academia: produção de conhecimento e disputas políticas, in B. S. Santos & B. S. Martins (org.), O Pluriverso dos Direitos Humanos: A diversidade das lutas pela dignidade. Lisboa: Edições 70, 457-481

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Book Chapter

Araújo, Marta; Maeso, Silvia Rodríguez; Ramos, Max Ruben (2019), Countering Islamophobia in Portugal, in Law, I., Easat-Daas, A., Merali, A., Sayyid, S. (org.), Countering Islamophobia in Europe. Basingstoke & New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 183-212

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