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 Research Program 'Epistemologies of the South. She co-coordinated between 2012 and 2022 the Gender Workshop Series. She coordinates the Advanced School 'Feminist Ecologies of Knowledges'in Mozambique and Colombia. She is an associated-professor at the College of Education of the Polytechnic Institute of Coimbra, a senior researcher at the Centre for Peace Studies Gernika Gogoratuz, Bask Country, 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 post-colonialisms; 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: with Boaventura de Sousa Santos Economies of Good Living. Against the waste of experiences; Women, Territories and Identities, Territórios e Identidades vol 1, 2 e 3; 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 (2023), Carta para Virgulino, pai de Teodora cuidar é um acto revolucionário porque o afecto é revolucionário, in Maurício Virgulino Silva (org.), Cartas a teodora: confluências para uma artedomunicação decolonial. S. Paulo: Editora Letramento

Book Chapter

VIeitez Cerdeño, Soledad; Cunha, Teresa (2022), Neoliberal programmes in Africa south of the Sahara: Gender-blindness and development 'laudering', in Fernando Lopez-Castellano; Carmen Lizarraga; Roser Manzanera Ruiz (org.), Neoliberalism and Unequal Development. Alternatives and Transitions in Europe, Latin America and Sub-saharan Africa. New York: Routledge, 42 - 60

Book Chapter

Cunha, Teresa (2022), O medo, as sementes e asas, in Natália Sanchez et al (org.), Mujeres rurales en la encrucijada entre la política y la paz. Bogotá: Ediciones Unisalle