Sara Araújo

Contacts
sara@ces.uc.pt

Biography

Sara Araújo holds a PhD in Sociology of Law with a thesis on legal pluralism and Epistemologies of the South. Member of the coordinating team of the Alice project, currently transformed into the Research programme in Epistemologies of the South. She is also a member of the collective that coordinates the Popular University of Social Movements (UPMS) in Europe and co-coordinator of the Summer School on Epistemologies of the South. She was part of the Permanent Observatory for Portuguese Justice (2003-2005), member of the research team of the Centro de Formação Jurídica e Judiciária de Moçambique (2005-2006), associate researcher at the Centre for African Studies-Eduardo Mondlane University (2008-2010). Co-editor of the book "A dinâmica do pluralismo jurídico em Moçambique" (2014) and has published several articles in scientific journals on justice in Mozambique and decolonialisation of State and law. Co-author of two chapters of the book "Retratos da justiça moçambicana: Redes informais de Resolução de conflitos em espaços urbanos e rurais (Ed. André Cristiano José, 2016), author, among others, of chapters in the following books: "Epistemologias do Sul" (org. Karina Bidaseca e Maria Paula Meneses, 2018); "A ciência ao serviço do Desenvolvimento? Experiências de países africanos falantes de língua oficial portuguesa" (Ed. Teresa Cruz and Silva and Isabel Casimiro, 2015), "In Search of Justice and Peace. Traditional and Informal Justice Systems in Africa" (Ed. Manfred Hinz and Clever Mapaure, 2012); and "Pluralismo Jurídico. Os novos caminhos da contemporaneidade" (Ed. Antônio Wolkmer, 2010). Her research interests included legal pluralism, transformative constitutionalism, post-abyssal judicial cartographies, human rights and interculturality, popular education, ecology of knowledges and ecology of justices. She has fieldwork experience in Portugal, Mozambique and Timor Leste. In 2008 she was awarded with the prize Agostinho da Silva (Lisbon Academy of Sciences).


Latest Publications

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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Book Chapter

Araújo, Sara (2018), O primado do direito e as exclusões abissais. Reconstruir velhos conceitos, desafiar o cânone, in Maria Paula Meneses e Karina Bidaseca (org.), Epistemologias do Sul. Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires e Coimbra: CLACSO e CES, 347-366

Article in Scientific journal

Santos, Boaventura de Sousa; Araújo, Sara; Baumgarten, Maíra (2016), "As Epistemologias do Sul num mundo fora do mapa", Sociologias, 18, 43, 14-23