Research

Current research interests

the entanglements of idioms, programs and repertoires of development and modernization and of societal control and coercion at late European colonial empires, exploring the connected trajectories of late colonial repressive developmentalism.

the historical intersections between internationalism(s) and imperialism(s) since the nineteenth-century, assessing the role played by internationalist and imperialist epistemic communities and pressure groups, and their interaction

the politics of difference in European colonial empires, namely the ideological and institutional instruments of engineering and legitimizing the political and socioeconomic differentiation within colonial empires

the comparative and connected histories of imperialism and colonialism (XVIII-XX centuries),with a special focus on the diverse historical trajectories and configurations of the Portuguese colonial empire

Research Projects

2018 - 2021 - "The worlds of (under)development: processes and legacies of the Portuguese colonial empire in a comparative perspective (1945-1975)", as coordinator researcher, sponsored by FCT.

2013 - 2015 - "Internationalism and Empire: The Politics of Difference in the Portuguese Colonial Empire in Comparative Perspective (1920-1975) ", as coordinator researcher, sponsored by Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology.

2013 - 2014 - "A Modernizing Empire? The Portuguese Late Colonialism in a Comparative Perspective (1945-1975) ", as coordinator researcher, sponsored by Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology.

2012 - 2018 - "Change to Remain? Welfare Colonialism in European Colonial Empires in Africa (1920-1975)", as coordinator researcher, sponsored by Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology.

2009 - 2013 - "Constructing an Empire-State: Portuguese Imperialism in a Comparative Perspective c. 1450-19", coordinated by Diogo Ramada Curto, sponsored by Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology.

2009 - 2013 - ""Portugal is not a Small Country": The End of Portuguese Colonial Empire in a Comparative Perspective c. 1945-1975 ", coordinated by António Costa Pinto, sponsored by Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology.

2009 - 2011 - "Portugal and the End of the European Colonial Empires: The New State and the Diplomacy of Colonialism (1945-1975) ", as coordinator researcher, sponsored by Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology.