- Dissertations and Theses in Progress

The following list of titles of MA and PhD dissertations and theses in progress provides insight into the emerging international research on Lusophone African countries across a range of disciplines. If you are interested in the research of any of the students in the list, click on their names to be taken to their H-Net profile where you can find out more about their work and - as long as you are signed in to H-Net - where you can send them a message via 'contact'.

If you are a graduate student and H-Luso-Africa subscriber currently working on a dissertation or thesis focused on Lusophone Africa, you can submit your information on this form.


Alfagali, Crislayne
PhD candidate, Programa de História Social da África, Universidade Estadual de Campinas
Title: "Planos coloniais, experiências africanas: a povoação de Nova Oeiras e sua fábrica de ferro (Angola, segunda metade do século XVIII)"

Alisch, Stefanie
PhD candidate, Bayreuth International Graduate School of African Studies, Bayreuth University
Title: "Angolan Kuduro: Aesthetic Duelling, Pleasure Politics and Carga performed through Music and Dance"

Almeida, Claudia
PhD candidate, Universidad Complutense de Madrid
Title: "Primeras elecciones posguerra en procesos de doble transición en Angola y Mozambique: el comportamiento de adaptación de los beligerantes"

Alves, Rogéria
PhD candidate, Departamento de História, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais
Title: "'No rastro do marfim': dos portos da África aos lares mineiros – Vila Rica (1711-1823)"

Arora, Diksha
PhD candidate, Department of Economics, University of Utah
Title: "Gendered time-poverty and agricultural production in rural Mozambique"

Bahr, Katrin
PhD candidate, Department of German and Scandinavian Studies, University of Massachusetts Amherst.
Title: "Post-Colonial Solidarity: Everyday Life of East German Citizens in Moçambique,1979-1990"

Banks, Elizabeth (Betty)
PhD candidate, Department of History, New York University
Title: "Social Imagination and Participatory Internationalism between the Soviet Union and Mozambique, 1960s-80s"

Bastião, Maria
PhD candidate, Leiden University
Title: "Slave traders in Mozambique Island. Transmigration, integration, and socioeconomic networks between Africa, the Indian, and the Atlantic Oceans (1763-1836)"

Bayan, Lúcia
PhD candidate, School of Sociology and Public Policy, ISCTE - Instituto Universitário de Lisboa
Title: "Linguagens de poder, cadeias iniciáticas, identidade e coesão social na sociedade Felupe (Guiné-Bissau)"

Bosslet, Juliana
PhD Candidate,
Department of History, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London
Title: "Waging another war: a social history of labour in Luanda, 1950-1975"

Boulanger, Dorothee
PhD Candidate, Department of History, King's College London
Title: "Resistance and complicity: literature and the history of postcolonial Angola"

Cammarata, Vincenzo
PhD candidate, Department of Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies, King's College London
Title: "The Representations of Spiritualism in Post-colonial Angolan Literature"

Carvalho, Ariane
PhD candidate, Programa de Pós-Graduação em História Social, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro
Title: "Guerras e Militares no Sertão de Angola: Guerra Preta, comércio e vassalagem (século XVIII)"

Cerdeira, Pedro
Phd candidate, Département d'Histoire Générale, Université de Genève
Title: "Décolonisation d'émergence et restructuration cachée : le cas de la Guinée-Bissau"

Corrêa, Carolina Perpétuo
PhD candidate, Programa de Pós-Graduação em História Social, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro
Title: "
Negociando no Sertão: Comércio e Demografia no Interior do Reino de Angola, na Primeira Metade do Século XIX

Engebretsen, Rebecca
PhD candidate, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Oxford
Title "The politics of financial market development in oil-rich economies - the case of Angola"

Figueiredo, João
PhD candidate, Faculdade de Letras, Universidade de Coimbra
Title: "Política, Escravatura e Feitiçaria em Angola (séculos XVIII e XIX)"

Ferreira da Costa Cruz, Denise
PhD candidate, Departamento de Antropologia, Universidade de Brasília
Title: "Que levaza busca Vanda? Um ensaio sobre corpo e feminino em Maputo"

Flaherty-Echeverría, Satty
PhD Candidate, Spanish and Portuguese Studies Department, University of Minnesota
Title: "Black Intellectual Thought on the Margins: Intersections between Brazil, Cuba and Portugal"

Glovsky, David
PhD Candidate, Department of History, Michigan State University,
Title: "A People Divided: The Fulbe of Senegal, Gambia and Guinea-Bissau, 1880-1982"

Gooskens, Imke
PhD candidate, Department of Social Anthropology, School of African & Gender Studies, Anthropology & Linguistics, University of Cape Town
Title: "Growing roots and wings: young Angolans in Cape Town negotiating their identity, mobility and aspirations"

Havstad, Lilly
PhD Candidate, Department of History and African Studies Center, Boston University
Title: "
The Missing Middle: Urban Food Ways and the Emergence of an African Middle Class in Maputo, Mozambique, Early 20th Century to Present Times"

Humbane, Lucas
PhD candidate, Department of Political Science and Public Policy, ISCTE - Instituto Universitário de Lisboa
Title: "A internacionalização e expansão do setor bancário em Moçambique: o caso de BIM, BCI e Mozabanco"

Jobbitt, Rafaela
PhD candidate, Department of History, York University
Title: "Medical Practitioners and the Colonial Project: Medicine, Public Health, and the Contested Re-Colonization of Sao Tome and Principe, 1850-1926."

Katto, Jonna
PhD candidate, Department of World Cultures, University of Helsinki
Title: "Beautiful Mozambique: Aesthetics of belonging in the life narratives of female war veterans"

Lazzarini, Alicia
PhD candidate, Department of Geography, Environment and Society, University of Minnesota
Title: " Açúcar nem Sempre Doce: Reinvestment, Land, and Gendered Labor in a ‘New’ Mozambique"

Lima, Viviane
MA student, Programa de Pós-Graduação em História, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais
Title: "Juntos na luta: o Movimento Afro-Brasileiro Pró-Libertação de Angola (MABLA) (1961 a 1974)"

Malacco, Felipe
PhD candidate, Programa de Pós-Graduação em História, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais
Title: "As Mudanças Decorrentes das Interações dos Fulas, Mandingas e Jalofos com o Comércio Atlântico no Rio Gâmbia (1580-1630)"

Massé, Francis
PhD candidate, Department of Geography, York University
Title: "Commercial Poaching and the Securitization of Conservation Practice in Mozambique: Implications for Conservation, Territory, and Communities"

Marcus, Noémie
PhD Candidate, Laboratoire d'anthropologie des mondes contemporains, Université Libre de Bruxelles,
Title: "Nem África, nem Europa, mas Cabo-Verde: dynamiques identitaires et créolité au Cap-Vert"

Martins, Vasco
PhD Candidate, Centro de Estudos Internacionais, ISCTE - Instituto Universitário de Lisboa
Title: "The plateau of trials: modern ethnicity in Angola"

Mota, Thiago Henrique
PhD Candidate, Departamento de História, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais
Title: "A islamização na Senegâmbia: agentes, práticas e transformações (c.1570-c.1720)"

Naslund, Skye
PhD candidate, Department of Geography, University of Washington
Title: "Examining Host-Parasite Relationships and their Representations" (Fieldwork site:  Nampula, Mozambique)

Patrício, Marta
PhD candidate, School of Sociology and Public Policy, ISCTE - Instituto Universitário de Lisboa
Title: "Dinâmicas do Pluralismo Jurídico em Moçambique: estudo de caso do distrito de Mossurize"

Reza, Alexandra
PhD candidate, Department of Medieval and Modern Languages, University of Oxford
Title: "Connecting literary and political practice in Lusophone and Francophone African publishing, 1947-1968"    

Ribeiro, Ana
PhD Candidate, Universität Leipzig
Title: "Modernization, lusotropicalism and the making of Brazil-Mozambique South-South Cooperation"

Rio Tinto, Daniel
PhD Candidate, Institute for Conflict, Cooperation and Security, University of Birmingham
Title: "Tracing the Security Dilemma in Civil Wars: how fear and insecurity can lead to intra-state violence?" (Case studies: Angola and Mozambique)

Rivera, Serena J.
PhD candidate in Luso-Afro-Brazilian Studies and Theory, Department of Portuguese, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
Title: "Food, Masculinity and Social Change in the Lusophone Transatlantic"

Rosaria, Carmeliza
PhD candidate, Department of Social Anthropology, University of Bergen
Title: "Donas da Terra: her-stories on memory of women of power and authority in Zambezia, Mozambique"

Schenck, Marcia C.
PhD candidate, History Department, Princeton University
Title: "From Africa to the German Democratic Republic and Back: Uncovering the Life and Work Histories of Transcontinental Mozambican and Angolan Contract Workers"

Schmitz, Cheryl Mei-ting
PhD candidate, Department of Anthropology, University of California, Berkeley
Title: "Another Day of Work: Chinese Investments in Post-War Angola"

Stein, Serena
PhD candidate, Department of Anthropology, Princeton University
Title: "
Speculative Development: an Ethnography of Food and Futures in Mozambique"

Stock, Robert
PhD candidate, International Graduate Centre for the Study of Culture (GCSC), University of Gießen
Title: "Zeugenschaft im Abseits. Erinnerung an koloniale Gewalt, Geschichtspolitik und dokumentarische Filme aus Moçambique und Portugal seit 1974"

Tomás Tassinari
MA candidate, Departamento de História, Universidade de São Paulo
Title: "Deus, senhores, missionários e feiticeiros: a mediação jesuítica dos confrontos entre portugueses e centro-africanos (1548-1593)"

Valentim, Cristina Sá
PhD candidate, Centro de Estudos Sociais, Universidade de Coimbra
Title: "Folclores e Império: os 'Grupos Folclóricos Indígenas' e a 'Missão de Recolha de Folclore Musical de Angola', 1944-1975"

Zeman, Andreas
PhD candidate, History Department, University of Bern
Title: "The History of a Village on the Eastern Shore of Lake Malawi, ca. 1850-2014"

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