Márcia Gonçalves



Márcia Gonçalves joined the Institute of Contemporary History – NOVA FCSH in 2017. She received her PhD in History and Civilization from the European University Institute in 2015. Her doctoral research, which was supported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, FCT and the European University Institute, aimed to question the relation between Portugal and its empire and national identity. She was also a visiting researcher at the History Department of the University College London.

Márcia Gonçalves’s research focuses on global history and the comparative and connected histories of European colonialism in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
She is currently developing a project on knowledge production, the racialisation of national differences and European rivalries.

Áreas de Investigação

  • História global e comparada dos impérios coloniais europeus (Séc. XIX-XX)
  • História do racismo
  • História do conhecimento

Publicações destacadas

  • Gonçalves, Márcia. “Of peasants and settlers: ideals of Portugueseness, imperial nationalism and European settlement in Africa, c.1930–c.1945,” European Review of History: Revue européenne d’histoire (2017). http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13507486.2017.1337730 [PDF]

Projectos principais

  • The Portuguese and the Homo europaeus: Scientific Knowledge about European Races and the Construction of National Differences, c.1900–1950” — Projecto individual de pós-doutoramento acolhido pelo IHC. Supervisão de Maria de Fátima Nunes e Pedro Aires Oliveira.


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