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Raquel Ribeiro

Senior Lecturer

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Phone: 01316503631

Willingness to take PhD students: Yes

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.

Education/Academic qualification

2005Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), University of Liverpool
Europe, Edenic Space: a Literary Cartography in the works of Maria Gabriela Llansol
1998Bachelor of Arts, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal.
2008, Instituto Camoes
E-Learning Course in African Literatures

Area of Expertise

Research expertisePortuguese-speaking African Literatures and Cultures, Angolan Cultural Studies, Portuguese Literary and Cultural Studies, Cuban Cultural Studies

Biography

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. 

Research activities & awards

  1. WISPS - Women in Spanish and Portuguese Studies conference

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

  2. Portuguese Women Directors

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesPublic Engagement – Festival/Exhibition

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