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'. 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, 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


de Sousa santos, Boaventura; Cunha, Teresa; Arriscado Nunes, João; de Noronha, Susana (orgs.) (2022), Mestras e mestres do Mundo. Coragem e Sabedoria. Coimbra: Centro de Estudos Sociais

Article in Scientific journal

Cunha, Teresa; de Pinho Valle, Luísa (2021), "A pandemia na vida das mulheres: Uma reflexão feminista a partir de Moçambique e Brasil'", Revista de Educação Pública, 30, 1-20

Article in Scientific journal

Cunha, Teresa (2021), "O cuidado com o mundo. Olhando a Pandemia a partir de Moçambique'", Revista Espaço Académico,, Dossier especial, 42-53