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Dr Jose Lingna Nafafe

Dr Jose Lingna Nafafe

Dr Jose Lingna Nafafe
PhD(Birm)

Lecturer in Portuguese and Lusophone Studies

Area of research

Lusophone Atlantic African diaspora, seventeenth and eighteenth century Portuguese and Brazilian history

15 Woodland Road,
Clifton, Bristol BS8 1TE
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+44 (0) 117 9287433

Summary

Dr Lingna Nafafé’s academic interests embrace a number of inter-related areas, linked by the overarching themes of: Lusophone Atlantic African diaspora, seventeenth and eighteenth century Portuguese and Brazilian history; slavery and wage-labour, 1792-1850; race, religion and ethnicity; Luso-African migrants’ culture and integration in the Northern (England) and Southern Europe (Portugal and Spain); ‘Europe in Africa’ and ‘Africa in Europe’; and the relationship between postcolonial theory and the Lusophone Atlantic.

Dr Lingna Nafafé has been awarded a two-year British Academy Small Grant to undertake a research project on the integration of African migrants in Northern and Southern Europe. The project investigates how migrants from Angola, Cape Verde and Guinea-Bissau use bonding, bridging and linking social capital to find employment and achieve social mobility in the labour market. The research will be carried out in Birmingham, Madrid and Lisbon. It will address issues that are of vital importance to European society such as the integration of migrants, and migrants’ own understandings of the integration process.

Dr Lingna Nafafé has received invitations to share research findings with the following:

  • All-Party Parliamentary group on Guinea-Bissau
  • Vatican Radio in Rome
  • USA State Department
  • Guinea-Bissau National Television
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office
  • Mosaic Producciones for France TV and RTP Portugal

He is currently writing a second book on: Beyond Wilberforce’s Experiment in Abolitionism: Unfree Labour and the Market.

Dr Lingna Nafafé sits on the advisory board of the Cadernos de Estudos Africanos, the most prestigious Portuguese peer-review academic journal on African Studies.

Biography

Dr Lingna Nafafé joined the University of Bristol in October 2014 from University of Nottingham. He completed his PhD at the University of Birmingham. He lectured in the Department of Political Science and International Studies at the University of Birmingham. He has previously taught in the School of Education, the Theology Department, the European Research Institute, the Sociology Department and in the Portuguese Studies Department at the University of Birmingham.

Teaching

His teaching include the following undergraduate units:

  • Memory, Nation and Lusophone Identity;
  • Body/Image: Gender and Corporeality in the Lusophone World;
  • Cultural Exchange in the Lusophone Atlantic, 16th – 17th Centuries;
  • Culture and Politics in Luso-Africa and Brazil 18th – 20th centuries

 

 

Keywords

  • Lusophone Atlantic African diaspora seventeenth and eighteenth century Portuguese and Brazilian history
  • slavery and wage-labour 1792-1850
  • race and slavery
  • Luso-African migrants’ culture and integration in the Northern (England) and Southern Europe (Portugal and Spain)
  • ‘Europe in Africa’ and ‘Africa in Europe’
  • Relationship between postcolonial theory and the Lusophone Atlantic.

Recent publications

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