Xénia Venusta de Carvalho

Academic degree: Doctorate
Category: Associated researchers
Institutional subunit: ISCTE-IUL
Research group: Governance, Policies and Livelihoods
Thematic line:
Research interests: Identity | Memory | Oral history
Research contexts: Portugal | Mozambique
Contact: xeniacarvalho@gmail.com
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Biographical note

Xénia Venusta de Carvalho is an anthropologist and a consultant with expertise in research methodologies, international development, identity construction and memory transmission over three generations in national and international contexts. She holds a PhD in Education and International Development with regional expertise on Sub-Saharan Africa (she had a doctoral studentship from the University of Brighton, UK, from 2012 to 2015), with ethnographic fieldwork from 2011 to 2013 and collection of life histories in 2013 in Mozambique. Before Brighton, she was a lecturer at the Department of Anthropology and Archaeology, University Eduardo Mondlane, in Maputo (Mozambique), teaching in the area of qualitative and ethnographic research, as well Anthropology of Symbolic and Anthropology and Psychology. In Portugal, she acted as senior social and political advisor at PCM (Presidency of the Council of Ministers) doing research and writing reports in areas such as migration movements, ethnic conflicts and minorities in Europe, social and political issues in North and Sub-Saharan Africa. Since she graduated in Anthropology (FCSH/UNL, 1996), she has been working on several academic and non-academic projects.


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