Rebeca Ávila is an integrated researcher at the Institute of Contemporary History at NOVA FCSH. Graduated in Journalism and Communication (Minor in Artistic Studies) by the University of Coimbra and student in the Masters in Latin American Social Studies at the Universidad de Buenos Aires, she is currently a PhD student in History at NOVA FCSH, investigating race and political violence in foreign politics from Brazil and Cuba to Africa during the Cold War (1961-1988).
Colonialism and decolonisation
Ávila, Rebeca. “Brasil y Cuba en la descolonización de Angola, Mozambique y Guinea Bissau: una aproximación comparativa de sus políticas exteriores (1961-1976),” e-l@tina. Revista electrónica de estudios latinoamericanos 19 (2021): 48-70. [PDF]
“Brasil, Cuba e as violências políticas em África: colonialidade e racialidade durante a Guerra Fria (1961-1988)” — PhD thesis to be presented to the NOVA School of Social Sciences and Humanities, supervised by Aurora Almada e Santos (IHC — NOVA FCSH) and Waldo Ansaldi (IEALC — Universidad de Buenos Aires). Individual PhD project funded by the Foundation for Science and Technology (UI/BD/151250/2021). 2021-