Marta Araújo


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'. Marta also collaborates with the Observatory on Religion in Public Spaces (POLICREDOS). She is Invited Researcher at the University of Helsinki (2018-2020) and Invited Lecturer at the Black Europe Summer School (International Institute for Research and Education - IIRE, Amsterdam). Marta has published internationally and is currently in the Editorial Board of publications on sociology, race and education in Brazil, Britain, Portugal and the United States. She has also been actively engaged in outreach activities, both with grassroots movements and with schools. Marta obtained her 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 public policy, focusing on how New Labour's political initiatives in the late 1990s perpetuated racial inequality in education. Since then, she has expanded her research work to address the (re)production and challenging of Eurocentrism and racism in two complementary lines: 1) Eurocentrism, knowledge production, history dissemination, and political struggles; 2) public policy, racial inequality and struggles for racial justice, with a particular interest on education. She welcomes applications from (inter)national PhD students and postdoctoral researchers to work with her on these and other related issues.

Latest Publications

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. Coimbra: Almedina, 457-481

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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Book Chapter

Araújo, Marta; Maeso, Silvia Rodríguez (2019), El poder del racismo en la academia: producción de conocimiento y disputas políticas, in Boaventura de Sousa Santos e Bruno Sena Martins (org.), El pluriverso de los derechos humanos. La diversidad de las luchas por la dignidad. Madrid: Akal