Manuela Ribeiro Sanches



Manuela Ribeiro Sanches taught at the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, University of Lisbon, from 1981 to 2016. She has held lecturing appointments at Indiana University, Bloomington; Institut für Europäische Ethnologie, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin; and the Maumaus Visual Arts School, Lisbon. She was also a resident scholar at the University of California Center for Cultural Studies and at the Institut für Europäische Ethnologie, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin.

Having obtained her PhD with a dissertation on the traveller and revolutionary Georg Forster, her interest in travel literature and related topics, such as the epistemologies that sustain the subjective processes of perceiving and narrating the described objects, led her to broaden her interests to the field of the history of anthropology, which she articulated with a cultural studies approach from a postcolonial perspective. Having widely published on these issues, she later became interested in the transnational processes that marked anti-colonial movements. Her research interests include African film, questions of migration and racism in Europe from a compared perspective.

Áreas de Investigação

  • Estudos pós-coloniais
  • Estudos culturais
  • História da antropologia
  • Literatura de viagens

Publicações destacadas

  • Sanches, Manuela Ribeiro (Org.). Descolonizações. Reler Amílcar Cabral, Césaire e Du Bois no séc. XXI. Lisboa: Edições 70, 2018. [link]
  • Sanches, Manuela Ribeiro (Org.). Malhas que os Impérios Tecem – Textos Anticoloniais, Contextos Pós-Coloniais. Lisboa: Edições 70, 2012. [link]
  • Sanches, Manuela Ribeiro, Fernando Clara, João Ferreira Duarte & Leonor Pires Martins (Eds.). Europe in Black and White. Immigration, Race, and Identity in the ‘Old Continent’. Bristol: Intellect Books, 2011. [link]
  • Sanches, Manuela Ribeiro (Org.). Portugal não é um país pequeno. Contar o ”Império” na Pós-colonialidade. Lisboa: Livros Cotovia, 2006. [link]
  • Sanches, Manuela Ribeiro (Org.). Deslocalizar a Europa. Antropologia, Arte, Literatura e História na Pós-colonialidade. Lisboa: Livros Cotovia, 2006. [link]

Projectos principais

  • Coordenadora do projecto “Deslocalizar a Europa:perspectivas pós-coloniais na antropologia, arte, literatura e história” — Acolhido pelo Centro de Estudos Comparatistas e financiado pela Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia (PTDC/ELT/71333/2006).



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