Aurora Almada e Santos

Integrated Researchers, PhD


She is a researcher at the Institute of Contemporary History of the NOVA University Lisbon, where she has dedicated herself to studying the international dimension of Portuguese decolonisation. She is the author of several publications, including book chapters and articles in scientific journals. She has presented papers at national and international scientific meetings. As part of her research duties, she has also carried out other activities, such as editing publications, organising conferences, reviewing articles and carrying out research projects.

Research fields

  • International history
  • European decolonisation

Selected publications

  • Santos, Aurora Almada e, “Amílcar Cabral e a Luta pela Independência de Cabo Verde na Organização das Nações Unidas,” in Por Cabral Sempre. Praia: Fundação Amílcar Cabral, 2016.
  • Santos, Aurora Almada e. “The Role of the Decolonization Committee of the United Nations Organization in the Struggle against Portuguese Colonialism in Africa: 1961-1974,” The Journal of Pan African Studies 4 (2012): 248-260. [link]🔓
  • Santos, Aurora Almada e. “Il Comitato delle Nazioni Unite sulla Decolonizzazione e la lotta per l’indipendenza nelle colonie portoghesi negli anni’70,” Afriche e Orienti Numero speciale II/2011 (2011): 35-52.
  • Santos, Aurora Almada e. “A ONU e as resoluções da Assembleia Geral de Dezembro de 1960,” Relações Internacionais 30 (2011): 61-69. [link]🔓

Main projects

  • Individual project ““It is the Duty of All”: The Organization of African Unity and the Solidarity towards the Struggle for Independence of Portuguese Colonies (1963-1975)” — Hosted by the IHC and funded by the Foundation for Science and Technology (CEECIND/01588/2017). 2019-2025
  • Collaborator in the project “Amílcar Cabral, from Political History to Politics of Memory” — Coordinated by Rui Lopes (IHC – NOVA FCSH) and funded by the Foundation for Science and Technology (PTDC/EPH-HIS/6964/2014). 2014-2017
  • Collaborator in the project ““Tell me how it was”: Public policies and child labor in Portugal and the Portuguese colonies” — Coordinated by por Pedro Goulart (ISCSP-ULisboa) and funded by the Foundation for Science and Technology (PTDC/IIM-ECO/5303/2014). 2014-2017
  • Collaborator in the project to collect, translate and edit the speeches of the African Party for the Independence of Guinea and Cape Verde at the United Nations Organisation — Funded by the Amílcar Cabral Foundation (Cape Verde). 2015-


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