Teresa Cunha


She holds a PhD in Sociology from the University of Coimbra. She is a senior researcher at the Center for Social Studies at the University of Coimbra where she lectures in several PhD Courses; co-coordinates the publication 'Oficina do CES', and the Gender Workshop Series and the Research Program 'Epistemologies of the South. She coordinates the Advanced School 'Feminist Ecologies of Knowledges'. She is an associated-professor at the College of Education of the Polytechnic College Coimbra and an associate researcher at CODESRIA and the Center for African Studies at Eduardo Mondlane University, Mozambique. In 2017, the President of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste awarded her with the Order of Timor-Leste. Her research interests are feminisms and postcolonialisms; other feminist economies and women's economies; post war transition, peace and memories; women's human rights in the Indian Ocean space. She has published several scientific books and articles in several countries and languages of which stand out: Women InPower Women. Other economies created and led by women from the non-imperial south; Never Trust Sindarela. Feminisms, Postcolonialisms, Mozambique and Timor-Leste; Essays for Democracy. Justice, dignity and good-living; They in the South and North; Women's Voices of Timor; Timor-Leste: Chronicle of an Observation of Courage; Feto Timor Nain Hitu - Seven Women of Timor; Walking Through Other Paths and Roots of Participation.

Latest Publications

Book Chapter

Cunha, Teresa (2021), A feminist hermeneutics of the epistemologies of the South. The women's works and the land economy in Timor-leste, in Kelly Silva, Lisa Palmer, Teresa Cunha (org.), Towards an ecology of economies: economic dynamics in the making of contemporary Timor-Leste. Meulbourne: ANU Press

Book Chapter

Cunha, Teresa (2020), Promessas e Desigualdades em Moçambique: O fardo que as mulheres carregam nos seus ombros, in Boaventura Monjane; Régio Conrado (org.), Aporias de Moçambique pós-colonial: Estado, Sociedade e Capital. Ottawa: Daraja Press

Article in Scientific journal

Cunha, Teresa; Casimiro, Isabel (2020), ""Cinderellas" of our Mozambique Wish to Speak. A Feminist Perspective on Extractivism", Feminist Africa, 2, 1