Cristina Sá Valentim


Cristina is a cultural and social anthropologist. She is a PhD student in 'Post-colonialisms and Global Citizenship' at the Centre for Social Studies (CES), University of Coimbra, with the support of a PhD Scholarship from the Foundation for Science and Technology, Portugal. In 2015 she was visiting scholar at the Centre for Concurrences in Colonial and Postcolonial Studies', Linnaeus University in Väjxö, Sweden. Currently she is studying the colonial category of 'folk music' within the Cokwe people, in the Portuguese colonial context of Diamang (Diamonds Company of Angola). She did fieldwork in Angola and Portugal. She is in charge of the back office maintenance of the website She is researcher at the Centre for Research in Anthropology (CRIA) and at the Institute of Ethnomusicology - Center for Studies in Music and Dance (INET-md).

Latest Publications

Book Chapter

Valentim, Cristina Sá (2018), Entangled voices, lived songs. Mwambwambwa, a Cokwe song recorded in 1954 at colonial Lunda, Angola, in Ngambouk Vitalis Pemunta (org.), Concurrences in Postcolonial Research. Perspectives, Methodologies, and Engagements. Stuttgart: ibidem-Verlag Press, ISBN 978-3-8382-1154-1, 217-260

Article in Scientific journal

Valentim, Cristina Sá (2016), ""Ciwewe". Cultura y poder en una canción "cokwe" del este de Angola colonial, 1955", Revista de Antropología Social, 2, 25, 281-316

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Article in Scientific journal

Valentim, Cristina Sá (2015), "À procura da 'autenticidade indígena'. Tradição, tradução e transformação nas recolhas etnomusicais do Museu do Dundo em Angola", Africana Studia. Revista Internacional de Estudos Africanos/International Journal of African Studies, 1, 24, ISSN 0874-2375, 107-125