Ana Bénard da Costa (Editor) – Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary African Studies/Social Sciences. Assistant Researcher at the University Institute of Lisbon (ISCTE-IUL), Center of African Studies (CEA-IUL). Currently engaged in research on processes of social and cultural change in Mozambican families and with advanced training in African Human Resources, Dr. Bénard da Costa also works on the links between development and higher education, poverty and the dynamics of urban development.
Andréa Lobo – Ph.D. in Social Anthropology at the University of Brasília. She has done research on family organization in a context of female emigration in Cape Verde society. She has been Professor at the Department of Anthropology, University of Brasília, since 2009. Her current research interests include transnational
flows of resources, values and goods and its connections of local forms of sociality – family organization, household configurations, gender relations, and parenthood.
Clara Carvalho – Ph.D. in Anthropology, ISCTE, 1999. Associate Professor at ISCTE-IUL’s Department of Anthropology and director of the Center of African Studies (CEA) of the University Institute of Lisbon (ISCTE-IUL). Dr. Carvalho’s research focuses on African political structures, colonial iconography and medical anthropology.
Cristina Udelsmann Rodrigues – Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary African Studies/Social Sciences. Assistant Researcher at the University Institute of Lisbon (ISCTE-IUL), Center of African Studies (CEA-IUL). A coordinator and researcher in several projects on Africa, with an international scope, Dr. Udelsmann Rodrigues is currently conducting research into African borders, poverty and social protection, decentralization, and local development. Her research focuses on Angola and various socio-anthropological subjects.
Fernando Florêncio – Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary African Studies/Social Sciences. Assistant Professor at the Department of Life Sciences, University of Coimbra. Coordinator and researcher in several national and international research projects on local power, the State and traditional authorities, as well as legal pluralism.
Gerhard Seibert – Ph.D. in Social Sciences (University of Leiden, Netherlands, 1999). Assistant Researcher at the University Institute of Lisbon (ISCTE-IUL), Center of African Studies (CEA-IUL). Dr. Seibert has worked in research projects in Mozambique, Cape Verde, São Tomé e Príncipe, and on Brazil-Africa relations.
Gerhard Seibert – Ph.D. in Social Sciences (University of Leiden, Netherlands, 1999). Assistant Researcher at the University Institute of Lisbon (ISCTE-IUL), Center of African Studies (CEA-IUL). Dr. Seibert has been a part of research 17 projects in Mozambique, Cape Verde, São Tomé and Príncipe, and on Brazil-Africa relations.
João Vasconcelos – Ph.D. in Social and Cultural Anthropology (Institute of Social Sciences, University of Lisbon – ISC-UL). Research fellow at the ISC-UL, his work focuses on Cape Verde.
Jordi Tomàs – Ph.D. in Anthropology, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, 2005. A post-doctoral researcher at the University Institute of Lisbon (ISCTE-IUL), Center of African Studies (CEA-IUL), Dr. Tomàs is currently conducting research into ethnicity and nationalism in West Africa.
José Lingna Nafafé – Ph.D. in Historical Studies and Religion, University of Birmingham, UK (2001) and lectures in sociology on postcolonial theory, ethnicity and migration at the Department of Political Science and International Studies, The University of Birmingham. His current academic interests embrace five inter-related areas: Europe in Africa – Africa in Europe; migration – religion; postcolonial theories – representation; slavery – labour; and ethnicity – race in modern social thought.
Paulo Granjo – Ph.D. in Anthropology. Researcher at ICS-UL and visiting professor at FCSH-UNL. Since 2001, Dr. Granjo has been carrying out research into industry and risk, divination and healing, family practices and laws, and public violence in Mozambique, where he has worked as a guest professor at Eduardo Mondlane University. He received the Sedas Nunes prize in 2007 and is an honorary member of AMETRAMO (Association of Mozambican Traditional Healers).
Philip J. Havik – Ph.D. in Social Sciences, University of Leiden (Netherlands). A researcher at the Instituto de Investigação Científica Tropical (IICT), Dr. Havik teaches at the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities of the Universidade Nova in Lisbon. His multidisciplinary research on Sub-Saharan Africa focuses on colonial administration, post-colonial development, public health and indigenous medicine, and trade networks. His work is centered on West Africa and Guinea-Bissau in particular, but also includes other Portuguese speaking countries (PALOP).
Vitor Alexandre Lourenço – Politologist and Ph.D. candidate in African Studies at the Sociology Department, ISCTE-IUL. Member of the board of directors of the Center of African Studies Association. Mr. Lourenço’s research focuses on the construction of the African post-colonial State and the social and political role of Traditional Authorities within African rural contexts (Mozambique and Ghana).