Marisa Ramos Gonçalves


Marisa Ramos Gonçalves is a researcher at the Centre for Social Studies, University of Coimbra, a fellow (CEEC-IND) of the Science and Technology Foundation (FCT) and part of the research group 'Europe and the Global South: heritages and dialogues'. She is currently working in a research project on the history of solidarity relations between Mozambique and Timor-Leste funded by FCT(CEECIND/00620/2018), which started during her Marie Sklodowska-Curie/ Widening fellowship research project EDULIBERA| "Education as an instrument for liberation in Mozambique and Timor-Leste - histories of solidarity and contemporary reflections" [H2020- MSCA-WF GA no. 867413]. She is a member of the International Advisory Council for the National Chega! Centre (CNC), an Institute of Memory under the oversight of the Cabinet of the Prime-Minister of Timor-Leste. She received her doctorate from the Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts, University of Wollongong in the area of history and human rights. From 2014 to 2015 Marisa was a guest lecturer and subject coordinator in the course of "International Development Studies", at the Australian Catholic University, in Sydney. She also was a tutor in Sociology and International Studies at the University of Wollongong (2011-2015). Between 2007 and 2012, she worked in Timor-Leste as a lecturer and visiting researcher at the National University of Timor Lorosa'e (UNTL) and as a visiting researcher to the Archives of the Post-Commission of Reception, Truth and Reconciliation (CAVR) Technical Secretariat. Marisa worked on several research projects in Portugal: "Study about the Justice System in Timor-Leste - Community Justices"; "Timor-Leste's Democratic transition"; "Migrant Women in Portugal: Occupational trajectories and integration in the labour market". Her research interests are of a pluridisciplinary nature, interweaving history, anthropology and sociology of development. Marisa pursues research themes at the intersection between history and memory, colonial violence and postcolonial studies, education, local knowledge systems and movements for social justice and rights in the global south. She published on: memory, history and colonial violence; generations in Timor-Leste; human rights, justice and reconciliation; street art; immigrant women in Portugal.

Latest Publications

Article in Scientific journal

Gonçalves, Marisa Ramos (2022), "A ilha-prisão de Ataúro durante a ocupação indonésia de Timor-Leste: histórias de encarceramento, resistência e legados contemporâneos", e-cadernos CES, 37

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Book Chapter

Ramos Gonçalves, Marisa (2021), Contested histories and solidarities from the South: the East Timorese diaspora in Mozambique (1975-1999), in Vannessa Hearman, Marisa Ramos Gonçalves and David Webster (org.), TLSA PT 2020 - Volume V: Remembering the past, building the future: New ways of seeing Timor-Leste. Coimbra | Lisboa | Díli | Melbourne: Timor-Leste Studies Association - Portugal

Book Chapter

Ramos Gonçalves, Marisa (2021), Solidariedades através do Índico - histórias e trajetórias da frente externa Timorense em Moçambique durante a ocupação indonésia, in Zélia Pereira, Hannah Loney, Michael Leach, David Webster e Rui Graça Feijó (org.), TLSA PT 2020 - Volume II: A Luta de Libertação Nacional de Timor-Leste. Coimbra | Lisboa | Díli | Melbourne: Timor-Leste Studies Association - Portugal