Teresa Cunha


Born in Huambo, Angola, she holds a PhD in Sociology from the University of Coimbra. She is a senior researcher at the Center for Social Studies of the University of Coimbra where she teaches in several PhD courses; co-ordinates the Humanities, Migrations and Peace Studies Center (NHUMEP), the cycles of the Gender Workshop and Epistemologies of the South Workshops and the Epistemologies of the South Research Program. She is an associate researcher at CODESRIA and the Center for African Studies of Eduardo Mondlane University, Mozambique. In 2017, she was awarded the Order of Timor-Leste by the President of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste. Her research interests are feminisms and post-colonialisms; women post-war transition, peace and memories; other feminist economies and economies; human rights. She has published several books and scientific articles in several countries and languages ​​of which stand out: Women InPower Women. Other Economies created and led by women from the non-imperial South; Never Trust Sindarela. Feminisms, Post-colonialism, Mozambique and Timor-Leste; Essays on Democracy. Justice, dignity and well-being; They in the South and in the North; Women's Voices of Timor; Timor-Leste: Courage Observation Chronicle; Feto Timor Nain Hitu - Seven Women of Timor »; Walk Through Other Roads and Roots of Participation.

Latest Publications

Book Chapter

Cunha, Teresa (2017), Todo o trabalho é produtivo: economias de abundância e da sobriedade, in Xoán Hermida (org.), [Re]Pensar a Democracia. Compostela: Obencomún, 101 - 134

Book Chapter

Cunha, Teresa (2017), Beyond the Timorese nationalist orthoxy. The 'Herstory' of Bi-Murak, in Sara Niner (org.), Women and politics of gender in pos-conflict Timor-Leste. London: Routledge

Article in Scientific journal

Cunha, Teresa; Lauris, Élida (2016), "À procura de um outro constitucionalismo económico: construindo a cidadania a partir de iniciativas de economia solidária e popular lideradas por mulheres do Sul", Sociologias, 18, 43, 150-175

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