Isabel Caldeira


Isabel Caldeira is Senior Research Fellow of the Center for Social Studies, University of Coimbra (CES). She is Associate professor of English and American Studies at the Faculty of Letters, University of Coimbra (Dpt of Languages, Literatures and Cultures). She has a PhD in American Literature from the University of Coimbra with a dissertation on Toni Morrison. She teaches American Literature and Culture to Undergraduates and American Studies and Feminist Studies at the Post-Garduate level. Her research fields are American Literature and Culture, African American Literature and Culture and comparative studies (African diaspora). She is a former President of APEAA and a former member of the Board of EAAS. She is the editor-in-chief of Op.Cit. Journal of Anglo-American Studies.

Latest Publications

Book Chapter

Caldeira, Isabel (2020), Black Women Writers in the Americas: the Struggle for Human Rights in the Context of Coloniality, in Herrera-Sobek, María, Lomelí, Francisco A. and Kirschner, Luz Angélica (org.), Human Rights In The Americas. London, New York: Routledge

Book Chapter

Caldeira, Isabel (2020), Edwidge Danticat: The Ethics of a Disobedient Writing, in Butler, Maia, Davis-McElligatt, Joanna and Feifer, Megan (org.), Narrating History, Home, and Nation: Critical Essays on Edwidge Danticat. Jackson, MIississippi: University Press of Mississippi

Book Chapter

Caldeira, Isabel (2019), Mapping Gender, Race, Class, and Intersectionality, in Marinela Freitas, Ana Luísa Amaral, Maria de Lurdes Sampaios e Alexandra Moreira da Silva (org.), Legados e heranças: Políticas (inter)sexuais hoje. Porto: Edições Afrontamento e ILCML, 115-126