Catarina Laranjeiro

Integrated Researchers, PhD


Catarina Laranjeiro is a researcher at the Institute of Contemporary History at NOVA FCSH, where she develops research on vernacular cinema in Cape Verde and Guinea-Bissau and the respective diasporas in Portugal and France. She holds a PhD in Post-Colonialism and Global Citizenship from the Center for Social Studies at the University of Coimbra, and a Master’s in Visual and Media Anthropology from the Freie Universitaet Berlin. She regularly participates in projects and collectives that cross anthropology, photography, and cinema.

Research fields

  • Vernacular cinema
  • Post-Colonialisms
  • Gender studies
  • Anthropology of images

Selected publications

  • Laranjeiro, Catarina. Dos sonhos e das imagens. A guerra de libertação na Guiné-Bissau. Lisbon: Outro Modo, 2021. [link]
  • Laranjeiro, Catarina. “The Cuban Revolution and the Liberation Struggle in Guinea-Bissau: Images, Imaginings, Expectations and Experiences,” The International History Review 42 (2020): 1319-1338. [link]
  • Galvão, Inês & Catarina Laranjeiro, “Gender Struggle in Guinea-Bissau: Women’s Participation On and Off the Liberation Record,” in Resistance and Colonialism: Insurgent Peoples in World History, edited by Nuno Domingos, Miguel Bandeira Jerónimo and Ricardo Roque, 85-122. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2019. [link]

Main projects

  • Individual project “African Modes of Self-Filming: Popular Films in Transnational Flow” — Hosted by the IHC and funded by the Foundation for Science and Technology (2020.00202.CEECIND). 2021-2027
  • Researcher 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). 2017-2019 [link]


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