Raquel Ribeiro


Accepting PhD Students

PhD projects

Dr Ribeiro welcomes MA and PhD proposals in any area of Portuguese contemporary literature and culture, Lusophone cultures (in particular Angola), and contemporary Brazilian literature. She also welcomes research students working on any aspect of Cuban culture post-1959 revolution.

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Personal profile


Dr Raquel Ribeiro studied a BA in Journalism and Communication Sciences at Universidade Nova de Lisboa, in Portugal, followed by a PhD in Hispanic Studies at the University of Liverpool. Her doctoral thesis examined the idea of Europe in works of the Portuguese writer Maria Gabriela Llansol. She was the first recipient in the Humanities of the Nottingham Advanced Research Fellowship (2010-2012), at the University of Nottingham, where she developed the postdoctoral project: ‘War Wounds: Cultural representations of the Cuban presence in the Angolan civil war’. She is a member of the Cuba Research Forum, at the University of Nottingham. She taught Brazilian Literature at the University of Oxford before joining the department of Hispanic Studies at Edinburgh in 2014. Raquel has also been a permanent arts freelance correspondent and literary critic for the Portuguese newspaper Público since 2001. As a creative writer, she has published two novels and several short-stories. 

Education/Academic qualification

Hispanic Studies, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), University of Liverpool

1 Oct 20056 Jul 2009

Award Date: 6 Jul 2009

Media and Communication, Bachelor of Arts, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal.


Award Date: 15 Jun 2003

African Literatures, Instituto Camoes

Feb 2008Jun 2008

External positions

Stipendiary Lecturer in Brazilian Studies, University of Oxford

Jan 2014Jul 2014

Academic Visitor, Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages, University of Oxford

1 Nov 201115 Dec 2011

Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Nottingham

Sep 2010Sep 2012

Graduate Teaching Assistant, University of Liverpool


Freelance Journalist

2001 → …


  • PC Romance languages
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish
  • PQ Romance literatures
  • Cuban
  • Portuguese
  • Lusophone African
  • PN0080 Criticism
  • Memory studies
  • Postcolonial theory
  • PN0441 Literary History


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