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Ângela Benoliel Coutinho


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Researcher at the IPRI/NOVA University of Lisbon and at the CEIS20 – Coimbra University. She has obtained her PhD in Contemporary African History by the University of Paris I – Panthéon-Sorbonne, in 2005. From 2001 to 2003 she taught at the Paris X – Nanterre University, in France. From 2004 and 2007 she taught at private institutions of higher studies in Cape Verde and from 2007 to 2013, she had a post-doctoral grant from the Ministry of Science in Portugal. She is presently carrying out studies financed by the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation, the CODESRIA (Dakar) and the Cape Verde Jewish Heritage Project, Inc. She regularly collaborates with the CIDAC (Portugal) and with the Amílcar Cabral Foundation (Cape Verde).

Research Fields:

Contemporary History of Cape Verde.
Political elite recruitment.
History of the Liberation Movements in Africa.

Recent Publications:

1. BENOLIEL COUTINHO, Ângela, Os dirigentes do PAIGC (1956-1980), Coimbra, Imprensa da Universidade de Coimbra, 2017 (indexed in ISI Web of Science).

2. BENOLIEL COUTINHO, Ângela Sofia, “The participation of capeverdean women in the national liberation movement of Cape Verde and Guinea-Bissau (1956 – 1974): the pioneers”, Africa in the World 02/2017, Dakar, Rosa Luxembourg Stiftung West Africa.

3. BENOLIEL COUTINHO, Ângela Sofia, “O liceu Gil Eanes e os nacionalistas cabo-verdianos, Novas Letras - Revista de Letras Arte e Cultura, nº 1, Praia, 2016, pp. 50 - 64.

4. BENOLIEL COUTINHO, Ângela Sofia, “A importância da experiência migratória nas trajectórias dos dirigentes cabo-verdianos do P.A.I.G.C. (1956 – 1980)”, In Évora, Iolanda (org.), Diáspora cabo-verdiana: temas em debate, Lisboa, CEsA/ISEG, 2016, pp. 73 -87 (e-book).

5. BENOLIEL COUTINHO, Ângela Sofia, Fichas “Cabo Verde”, “PAIGC”, Amílcar Cabral”, “Aristides Pereira”, “Luís Cabral”, “João Bernardo Nino Vieira”, “Pedro Pires”, “Acordo de Argel” In Rezola, Maria Inácia, Santos, Paula Borges, Reis, António, Dicionário de História de Portugal, Porto, Figueirinhas, 2016.

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