Associated researchers


Research Context

Portugal | Guinea-Bissau | UK | Italy

Research Interests

Mobility | Labour | Religion

Institutional Subunit


Biographical Note

Ambra Formenti is a postdoctoral research fellow at the Centre for Research in Anthropology (CRIA-FCSH/NOVA). She completed her PhD in Anthropology (ICS, University of Lisbon), with a thesis on Guinean Evangelical Christianity in Lisbon. Her current research project explores the recent changes in migration patterns from Portugal to the UK, by comparing the re-migration of Guinean citizens and the new paths Portuguese emigration. Her research interests include mobility, labour and religion in Africa and in the African diaspora. Her work is published in international peer-reviewed journals such as African Diaspora, Pentecostudies, Journal of Religion in Africa and Etnográfica.

All projects

Data updated on 03-12-2023, from platform CIÊNCIAVITAE.


Novos padrões de migração de e para Portugal: comparação dos casos português e guineense


Integration into Research Grant Fellow

Centro em Rede de Investigação em Antropologia

Financiers: Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia

All Publications

Data updated on 03-12-2023 , from platform CIÊNCIAVITAE .

Book chapter

On the Road Again: Onward Migration and Transnational Subjectivity Among Portuguese-Guinean Migrants in Peterborough (UK)

Formenti, Ambra, Onward Migration and Multi-Sited Transnationalism. Jill Ahrens and Russell King. Springer International Publishing. Berlin, Germany. 2022. Published

Journal article

Migrant bodies and medical bordering: travelling for health reasons from Guinea-Bissau to Portugal

Formenti, Ambra, International Journal of Migration and Border Studies. 4. 5. 2019. http://dx.doi.org/10.1504/ijmbs.2019.105807 . 10.1504/ijmbs.2019.105807 . Published

Journal issue


International Journal of Migration and Border Studies. 4. 5. 2019. https://www.inderscience.com/info/inarticletoc.php?jcode=ijmbs&year=2019&vol=5&issue=4 . Published

Encyclopedia entry


Formenti, Ambra, Brill's Encyclopedia of Global Pentecostalism Online. Michael Wilkinson, Conny Au, Jörg Haustein, Todd M. Johnson. 2019. https://referenceworks.brillonline.com/entries/brill-s-encyclopedia-of-global-pentecostalism/portugal-COM_033788?s.num=0&s.f.s2_parent=s.f.book.brill-s-encyclopedia-of-global-pentecostalism&s.q=Portugal . Published

Journal article

Winning Guinea-Bissau for Jesus: The Guinean Evangelical Minority, from the Origins to the Present

Formenti, Ambra, PentecoStudies: An Interdisciplinary Journal for Research on the Pentecostal and Charismatic Movements. 54 - 76. 1. 17. 2018. http://dx.doi.org/10.1558/ptcs.34875 . 10.1558/ptcs.34875 . Published

Journal article

Holy Strangers

Formenti, Ambra, African Diaspora. 46 - 71. 1-2. 10. 2018. http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/18725465-01001003 . 10.1163/18725465-01001003 . Published

Journal article

Towards a global faith: History of the Evangelical movement in Guinea-Bissau | Rumo a uma fé global: História do movimento evangélico na Guiné-Bissau

Formenti, A., Etnografica. 293 - 318. 2. 21. 2017. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-85023616480&partnerID=MN8TOARS . Published

Journal article

Rumo a uma fé global: história do movimento evangélico na Guiné-Bissau

Formenti, Ambra, Etnografica. 293 - 318. 2. 21. 2017. http://dx.doi.org/10.4000/etnografica.4912 . 10.4000/etnografica.4912 . Published

Journal article

The Second Coming, Successful Life, and the Sweetness of Guinea: Evangelical Thoughts about the Future in Guinea-Bissau

Formenti, Ambra, Journal of Religion in Africa. 346 - 379. 3-4. 47. 2017. http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/15700666-12340112 . 10.1163/15700666-12340112 . Published

Thesis / Dissertation

Going for god : mobility, place and temporality among evangelical guineans in Lisbon

Formenti, Ambra, phd. 2014. http://hdl.handle.net/10451/15798 .

Journal article

Il Cristianesimo africano in Europa e a Torino, tra spinta missionaria e marginalità

Formenti, Ambra, Pagine. Il sociale da fare e pensare. 1. 2011. Published

Journal article

Chiese pentecostali africane a Torino

Formenti, Ambra, Afriche e Orienti. 101 - 115. 3-4. 9. 2007. Published

Other research outputs