Sara Araújo

Contacts
sara@ces.uc.pt

Biography

Sara Araújo is a researcher at the Centre for Social Studies and invited assistant professor in sociology at the Faculty of Economics of the University of Coimbra. She got a PhD in Sociology of Law with a thesis on legal pluralism and Epistemologies of the South. She was a member of the coordinating team of the Alice project (B. S. Santos ERC Advanced Grant), currently transformed into the Research Programme in Epistemologies of the South. She is a member of the collective that coordinates the Popular University of Social Movements (UPMS) in Europe and co-coordinator of the Epistemologies of the South Summer School. She was part of the Permanent Observatory for Portuguese Justice (2003-2005), member of the research team of the Legal and Judicial Training Centre of Mozambique (2005-2006), associate researcher at the Centre for African Studies-Eduardo Mondlane University (2008-2010). In 2015 she was a visiting Scholar at the Law School of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Recently she was part of the team for a diagnosis study of justice in East-Timor and a researcher at the European project "ETHOS - Towards a European THeory Of juStice and fairness". She was co-editor of the book "Dynamics of Legal Pluralism in Mozambique" (2014) and has published several articles in scientific journals on justice in Mozambique and decolonialisation of State and law. She was co-author of two chapters of the book "Retratos da justiça moçambicana: Redes informais de Resolução de conflitos em espaços urbanos e rurais (Ed. André Cristiano José, 2016) and author of chapters in the following books: "Epistemologias do Sul" (org. Karina Bidaseca e Maria Paula Meneses, 2018); "A ciência ao serviço do Desenvolvimento? Experiências de países africanos falantes de língua oficial portuguesa" (Ed. Teresa Cruz and Silva and Isabel Casimiro, 2015), "In Search of Justice and Peace. Traditional and Informal Justice Systems in Africa" (Ed. Manfred Hinz and Clever Mapaure, 2012); and "Pluralismo Jurídico. Os novos caminhos da contemporaneidade" (Ed. Antônio Wolkmer, 2010). Her research interests include legal pluralism, the state, post-abyssal judicial cartographies, human rights and interculturality, popular education, ecology of knowledges and ecology of justices. She has fieldwork experience in Portugal, Mozambique and East-Timor. In 2008 she was awarded with the prize Agostinho da Silva (Lisbon Academy of Sciences).


Latest Publications

Article in Scientific journal

Meneses, Maria Paula; Ramos Gonçalves, Marisa; Araújo, Sara (2018), "Sé mak tesi lia? Interlegalidade e Hibridismo dos Sistemas de Justiça em Timor-Leste", Revista da Faculdade de Direito, Universidade Nacional de Timor Lorosa'e, 1, 1, 243-275

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Book Chapter

Araújo, Sara (2018), O primado do direito e as exclusões abissais. Reconstruir velhos conceitos, desafiar o cânone, in Maria Paula Meneses e Karina Bidaseca (org.), Epistemologias do Sul. Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires e Coimbra: CLACSO e CES, 347-366

Article in Scientific journal

Santos, Boaventura de Sousa; Araújo, Sara; Baumgarten, Maíra (2016), "As Epistemologias do Sul num mundo fora do mapa", Sociologias, 18, 43, 14-23