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Fátima da Cruz Rodrigues is a researcher at the Centre for Social Studies, the University of Coimbra on the project "MEMOIRS - Children of Empires and European Postmemories" funded by the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union¿s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (no. 648624). She holds a PhD in Sociology from the University of Coimbra with the thesis "Antigos Combatentes Africanos das Forças Armadas Portuguesas: a Guerra Colonial como Território de (Re)conciliação", [Former African Combatants of the Portuguese Armed Forces: Colonial War as a Territory of (Re) conciliation "] with the support of a grant from the Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia, evaluated, in 2013, with unanimous distinction and praise, winner of the 2014 Fernão Mendes Pinto Award. Since 2019, she is vice-chair of COST Action Global Atrocity Justice Constellations (CA18228). Her current recent research interests are social identities, racism and anti-racism and various issues related to colonial wars/liberation wars, memory and post-memory, colonization/decolonization/post-colonialism and crimes committed in war contexts.
Identification

Personal identification

Full name
Fátima da Cruz Rodrigues

Citation names

  • Rodrigues, Fátima da Cruz
  • Rodrigues, Fátima

Author identifiers

Ciência ID
7B1A-013A-5899
ORCID iD
0000-0001-9578-8774

Email addresses

  • fatimarodrigues@ces.uc.pt (Professional)
  • frodrigues@direito.up.pt (Professional)

Addresses

  • Rua dos Bragas 223, 4050-123, Porto, Porto, Portugal (Professional)

Knowledge fields

  • Social Sciences - Sociology
  • Social Sciences - Law - Criminology

Languages

Language Speaking Reading Writing Listening Peer-review
English Intermediate (B1) Proficiency (C2) Intermediate (B1) Advanced (C1)
French Proficiency (C2) Proficiency (C2) Advanced (C1) Proficiency (C2)
Spanish; Castilian Upper intermediate (B2) Proficiency (C2) Beginner (A1) Proficiency (C2)
Portuguese (Mother tongue)
Education
Degree Classification
2018/02 - 2020
Concluded
MEMOIRS - Children of Empire and European Post-Memories (ERC Consolidator Grant 648624) (Pós-doutoramento)
Universidade de Coimbra Centro de Estudos Sociais, Portugal
2006 - 2013/02/15
Concluded
Postcolonialisms and Global Citizenship (Doutoramento)
Major in Sociology
Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal
"Former African Combatants of the Portuguese Armed Forces - Colonial War as a Territory of (Re) Conciliation [Antigos Combatentes Africanos das Forças Armadas Portuguesas: a Guerra Colonial como Território de Reconciliação" (THESIS/DISSERTATION)
Aproved with Distinction and Praise
2008/08/01 - 2008/09/05
Concluded
Summer Course 'Talking of Life' (Auto) Biographies, Life Histories and Lives of the Artists (Outros)
ISCTE-Instituto Universitário de Lisboa, Portugal
2006
Concluded
Postcolonialisms and global citizenship (Pós-Graduação)
Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal
Very Good
2004
Concluded
“Training course "Creative use of ICT - Level 2” (Outros)
CNOTINFOR, Portugal
2001
Concluded
Introductory course “data Analysis in SPSS” (Outros)
Associação Portuguesa de Sociologia, Portugal
2000
Concluded
Course "Local Culture and Citizenship - continuities and transformations" (Outros)
Universidade de Verão de Montemor-o-Velho, Portugal
1999
Concluded
Sociology (Mestrado)
Major in sociology of development and social transformation
Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal
"Portuguese Racism and Anti / Racism in Globalization" (THESIS/DISSERTATION)
Very Good
1999
Concluded
Course "Local Identities and Globalization" (Outros)
Universidade de Verão de Montemor-o-Velho, Portugal
1996
Concluded
Course “For an Anti-Racist Education" (Outros)
Associação Olho Vivo, Portugal
1987 - 1992
Concluded
Sociology (Licenciatura)
Universidade do Porto, Portugal
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Affiliation

Science

2018/02 - Current Researcher (Research)
Universidade de Coimbra Centro de Estudos Sociais, Portugal
2019 - 2023 Researcher (Research)
European Cooperation in Science and Technology, Belgium
2013 - 2017 Researcher (Research)
Universidade do Porto Centro de Estudos Africanos, Portugal

Teaching in Higher Education

2017/09/01 - Current Invited Assistant Professor (University Teacher)
Universidade do Porto Faculdade de Direito, Portugal
2013/09/01 - 2018/02/01 Assistant Professor (University Teacher)
Universidade Lusíada Porto, Portugal
1992 - 2010 Assistant (University Teacher)
Universidade Lusíada Porto, Portugal
2001 - 2006 Invited Assistant Professor (University Teacher)
Escola Superior de Educação de Paula Frassinetti, Portugal
1992 - 2004 Assistant (University Teacher)
Universidade Lusíada de Vila Nova de Famalicão, Portugal

Positions / Appointments

2019/09/30 - Current Vice-President
Cost European Cooperation in Science & Tecnology, Belgium
2015/09 - 2017/01 President
Universidade do Porto Centro de Estudos Africanos, Portugal
2015 - 2017 Cientific coordinator
Universidade do Porto Centro de Estudos Africanos, Portugal
Projects

Grant

Designation Funders
2018 - 2020 MEMOIRS - Children of Empires and European Postmemories
648624
Post-doc Fellow
Universidade de Coimbra Centro de Estudos Sociais, Portugal
European Research Council
2006 - 2010 Life Paths of Former African Combatants of the Portuguese Armed Forces (1961-1974)[Percursos de Vida de Antigos Combatentes Africanos das Forças Armadas Portuguesas (1961-1974)]
SFRH/BD/29932/2006
PhD Student Fellow
Universidade de Coimbra Faculdade de Economia, Portugal
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia

Contract

Designation Funders
2019 - 2023 Cost Action - Justice360 - Global Atrocity Justice Constellations
CA18228
Researcher
Universidade do Porto Faculdade de Direito, Portugal
European Cooperation in Science and Technology
Outputs

Publications

Book
  1. Rodrigues, Fátima da Cruz. Former Combatants of the Portuguese Armed Forces. The Colonial War as a Territory of (Re) conciliation [Antigos Combatentes das Forças Armadas Portuguesas: a Guerra Colonial como território de (re)conciliação]. Portugal: Instituto Camões. 2017.
    Published • 10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199291205.013.0004
Book chapter
  1. Rodrigues, Fátima da Cruz. "Filhos de Memórias Encobertas [Children of Covered Memories]". In Rotas do contemporâneo. Constelações da memória em contextos pós-coloniais [Routes of the contemporary. Constellations of memory in post-colonial contexts], edited by Antonio Sousa Ribeiro. Porto, Portugal: Edições Afrontamento, 2021.
    In press
  2. Rodrigues, Fátima da Cruz. "Que disent les remémorations dela Guerre Coloniale selon les fils des anciens combattants africains des Forces Armées Portugaises ?.". In VOIR / REVOIR: Revenir sur les traces, définir le présent: La Péninsule Ibérique après les dictatures., edited by Graça dos Santos; José Manuel Esteves. Paris, France: Presse Universitaire de Nanterre, 2020.
    In press
Journal article
  1. Rodrigues, Fátima da Cruz. "Dores da Descolonização no Portugal pós-colonial [Pains of Decolonization in post-colonial Portugal.]". Confluenze. Rivista di Studi Iberoamericani 2 13 (2020): 153-168. https://doi.org/10.6092/issn.2036-0967/12174.
    Open access • Published
  2. Rodrigues, Fátima da Cruz; Agra, Cândido da; Guedes, Inês de Sousa; Santos, Margarida; Santos, Gilda. "The Intentionality of image and the aesthetics of tragic". (2020):
    In press
  3. Fatima Da Cruz Rodrigues. "Lives displaced by colonialism and war". Estudos Ibero-Americanos 45 2 (2019): 49-63. https://doi.org/10.15448/1980-864X.2019.2.32405.
    10.15448/1980-864X.2019.2.32405
  4. Rodrigues, Fátima da Cruz. "Crimes committed in times of war, recalled by post-memory". 5-6 (2018): 317-327. http://krimteme.fkn.unsa.ba/index.php/kt/article/view/262.
    Published
  5. Rodrigues, Fátima da Cruz. "Combattants Africains de l’Armée Portugaise pendant les Guerres Coloniales (1961-1974) : représentations et discours coloniaux". Portuguese Studies Review 25 2 (2017): 275-289. http://www.maproom44.com/psr/index.html.
    Published
  6. Rodrigues, Fátima da Cruz. "The Luso-tropical way of showing the war [O Modo Luso-Tropical de Fazer Ver a Guerra]". Revista Brasileira de História da Mídia (RBHM), V.5, n.º 1, pp. 85-94. (2016):
  7. Rodrigues, Fátima da Cruz. "The demobilization of African combatants from the Portuguese Armed Forces of the Colonial War (1961-1974)[A desmobilização dos combatentes africanos das Forças Armadas Portuguesas da Guerra Colonial (1961-1974)]". Ler História 65 (2013): 113-128. http://dx.doi.org/10.4000/lerhistoria.484.
    Published • 10.4000/lerhistoria.484
Newsletter article
  1. Rodrigues, Fátima da Cruz. "A tribute to Amadú Bailo Djaló, African Veteran of the Portuguese Armed Forces", MEMOIRS NEWSLETTER #118 , 2020, https://memoirs.ces.uc.pt/ficheiros/4_RESULTS_AND_IMPACT/4.3_NEWSLETTER/MEMOIRS_newsletter_118_FR_en.pdf.
  2. Rodrigues, Fátima da Cruz. "Look, I'm not white", MEMOIRS NEWSLETTER #109 , 2020, https://memoirs.ces.uc.pt/ficheiros/4_RESULTS_AND_IMPACT/4.3_NEWSLETTER/MEMOIRS_newsletter_109_FR_en.pdf.
  3. Rodrigues, Fátima da Cruz. ""They defended portuguese territory": an interview with the son of an african veteran of the Portuguese Armed Forces", MEMOIRS NEWSLETTER #98, 2020, https://memoirs.ces.uc.pt/ficheiros/4_RESULTS_AND_IMPACT/4.3_NEWSLETTER/MEMOIRS_newsletter_98_FR_en.pdf.
  4. Rodrigues, Fátima da Cruz. "Portuguese Racisms", 2019, https://memoirs.ces.uc.pt/ficheiros/4_RESULTS_AND_IMPACT/4.3_NEWSLETTER/MEMOIRS_newsletter_118_FR_en.pdf.
  5. Rodrigues, Fátima da Cruz. "What you can do when seeing with another person’s eyes", MEMOIRS NEWSLETTER #44 , 2019, https://memoirs.ces.uc.pt/ficheiros/4_RESULTS_AND_IMPACT/4.3_NEWSLETTER/MEMOIRS_newsletter_44_FR_en.pdf.
Online resource
  1. Rodrigues, Fátima da Cruz. A brief reflection on the The Portuguese Prison Photo Project exhibition at the Museum Aljube - Resistance and Freedom. 2019. https://memoirs.ces.uc.pt/index.php?id=22153&id_lingua=3&pag=22823.
  2. Rodrigues, Fátima da Cruz. When not even the dead see the end of a war. 2018. https://memoirs.ces.uc.pt/index.php?id=22153&id_lingua=3&pag=22823.
  3. Rodrigues, Fátima da Cruz. The National Meeting of Veterans: ‘perhaps during this ceremony we should only hear the bugles play’”, Newsletter MEMOIRS, 10, 7 july 2018.. 2018. https://memoirs.ces.uc.pt/index.php?id=22153&id_lingua=3&pag=22823.
Activities

Oral presentation

Presentation title Event name
Host (Event location)
2019/09/29 Récits d’enfants des guerres coloniales APELA 2019 Colloquium: Archives matérielles, traces mémorielles et littératures des Afriques
Aix-Marseille Université - Campus Aix-en-Provence. (Aix-en-Provence, France)
2019/06/26 African veterans of the Portuguese Armed Forces: between forgetfulness and (re)conciliation International Conference The Lusophone World: Global and Local Communities
Lusophone Studies Association in the University of Évora (Évora, Portugal)
2019/05/23 The intentionality of image and the aesthetics of tragic: philosophical and empirical analyses of the prison spectacle paper presented at the Prisons in Portugal and Europe International conference Regimes of Detention and Monitoring of Regimes
Museu do Aljube e Universidade de Lisboa (Lisbon, Portugal)
2019/04/24 Memória, transmissão, pós-memória - o que dizem os filhos do império Seminare Exchange: MEMOIRS – Filhos de Império e Pós-Memórias Europeias
Universidade do Minho. (Braga, Portugal)
2018/10/06 Que disent les remémorations de la Guerre Coloniale selon les fils des anciens combattants africains des Forces Armées portugaises International colloquium VOIR / REVOIR revenir sur les traces, définir le présent : la péninsule Ibérique après les dictatures
Paris Nanterre University (Paris, France)
2018/08/29 Crimes committed in times of war, recalled in post-memory 18th Annual Conference of the European Society of Criminology: Crimes Against Humans and Crimes Against Humanity Implications for Modern Criminology
EuroCrime (Saraievo, Bosnia and Herzegovina)
2017/03/29 Una primera lectura criminológica de los crímenes cometidos en la guerra colonial portuguesa III Simposio de Investigación Criminológica
Universidade Miguel Hernández (Valencia, Spain)
2015/11/19 The Damned of the War [Os 'Condenados' da Guerra] conference 40 Anos de Independências
Instituto de História Contemporânea (IHC-FCSH/NOVA), the Centro de Estudos Internacionais (CEI-IUL), the Centro de Estudos Sociais (CES-Coimbra) and the Fundação Mário Soares entre os dias 18 e 20 de Novembro. (Lisboa, Portugal)
2015/11/11 Life paths and identity speeches of former African Armed Forces Combatants [Percursos de vida e discursos identitários de Antigos Combatentes Africanos das Forças Armadas] Congress From Decolonisation to Postcolonialism: A Global Approach
Faculdade de Letras da Universidade do Porto. (Porto, Portugal)
2015/05/18 L'analyse des manuels scolaires au Portugal: un point de situation à partir d'une lecture postcoloniale Séminaire International Manuels Scolaires
Centre de Recherche en Anthropologie Sociale et Culturelle, in Oran-Algeria. (Oran, Algeria)
2014/03/01 African Soldiers of the Portuguese Armed Forces: the Colonial War as a Territory of (Re)conciliation International Conference Resisting War in the 20th Century,
Institute of Contemporary History of the Faculty of Social and Human Sciences and the Centre for Network Research in Anthropology of the UNL (Lisboa, Portugal)

Supervision

Thesis Title
Role
Degree Subject (Type)
Institution / Organization
2019/10 - Current Being a mother in a prison context [Ser mãe em contexto prisional]
Supervisor
Criminologia (Master)
Universidade do Porto Faculdade de Direito, Portugal

Event organisation

Event name
Type of event (Role)
Institution / Organization
2016/02/11 - Current Member of the organizing committee of CEAUP responsible for the meeting African Studies in Portugal - an impossible agenda? which was held at the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation in Lisbon on 11 February. (2016/02/11)
Meeting (Member of the Organising Committee)
Universidade do Porto Centro de Estudos Africanos, Portugal
2016/05/12 - 2016/05/13 Coordinator of the organizing committee of the International Colloquium "Women's Struggles in the Cinema of Africa and the Middle East", organized by the Center for African Studies at the University of Porto, which took place between 12 and 13 May at the Faculty of Arts of the University of Porto. (2016/05/12 - 2016/05/13)
Congress (President of the Organising Committee)
Universidade do Porto Centro de Estudos Africanos, Portugal
2014/04/08 - 2014/04/09 Member of the organizing committee of the Conference “Lusíada architecture, Porto Meeting - Experiences in Architecture”. (2014/04/09 - 2014/04/09)
Conference (Member of the Organising Committee)
Universidade Lusíada Porto, Portugal

Event participation

Activity description
Type of event
Event name
Institution / Organization
2014/02/05 - 2014/02/07 Workshop Armed Forces in Times of Decolonisation (1940-1974), as a member of the European network “Armed Forces in the Times of Decolonisation”, organised by the research group “Social and cultural history of the French army during the decolonization” at the German Historical Institute Paris and the European network “Armed Forces in the Times of Decolonisation” (Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne), University of Birmingham, the University of Siena and German Historical Institute Paris.
Seminar
research group “Social and cultural history of the French army during the decolonization at the German Historical Institute Paris and the European network “Armed Forces in the Times of Decolonisation” (Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne), University of Birmingham, the University of Siena and German Historic

Jury of academic degree

Topic
Role
Candidate name (Type of degree)
Institution / Organization
2020/07/22 Transnational criminal cases: media, forensic experts and suspicion performativity. Casos Criminais transnacionais: média, peritos forenses e performatividade da suspeição.
(Thesis) Main arguer
Marta Filipa Marques Martins (PhD)
Universidade do Minho - Instituto de Ciências Sociais, Portugal
2019/12/15 Critical analysis of the criminal policies of prostitution in Portugal
(Thesis) Main arguer
Fábio Luís Freitas Pinto (Master)
Universidade do Porto Faculdade de Direito, Portugal
2016/07/27 O golpe de estado de 14 de novembro de 1980 na Guiné Bissau: a visão da imprensa”
(Thesis) Main arguer
Mário Elisandro Correia Gonçalves (Master)
Universidade do Porto Faculdade de Letras, Portugal

Association member

Society Organization name Role
2019 - Current AICLP – Associação Internacional de Criminologia de Língua Portuguesa permanent member
1999 - 2000 Associação Olho Vivo – Association for the Defense of Heritage, Environment and Human Rights member

Consulting

Activity description Institution / Organization
2014 - Current Project consultant of the “Production de manuels scolaires africains” research coordinated by the CEAUP (Centre of African Studies of the University of Porto) and the CRASC (National Centre of Research in Social and Cultural Anthropology of Oran – Algeria) Universidade do Porto Centro de Estudos Africanos, Portugal

Evaluation committee

Activity description
Role
Institution / Organization Funding entity
2003 - Current Member of the committee of evaluation of the Architecture Degree at the Faculty of Architecture and Arts at the Lusíada University of Vila Nova de Famalicão.
Member
Universidade Lusíada de Vila Nova de Famalicão, Portugal

Interview (tv / radio show)

Program Topic
2018/06/04 - 2018/06/04 Entrevista RDP África A book on ancient African fighting in the Portuguese colonial war has just been published. Who are they and where did they come from? The author, Fátima da Cruz Rodrigues, answers these and other questions.

Journal scientific committee

Journal title (ISSN) Publisher
2015 - 2017 Africana Studia CEAUP
Distinctions

Award

2014 Fernão Mendes Pinto

Other distinction

2013 Unanimous distinction and praise
Universidade de Coimbra Faculdade de Economia, Portugal