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Departamento de Comunicação e Arte | Universidade de Aveiro
Campus Universitário de Santiago
3810-193 Aveiro
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Tel: (+351) 234 370 389 (ext. 23700)


Cristina is a cultural and social anthropologist. She has a PhD  in Sociology, doctoral programme in ‘Post-colonialisms and Global Citizenship’ studies, at the Centre for Social Studies (CES), University of Coimbra.  The main areas of interest are within the areas of anthropology, sociology and postcolonial studies, specifically on social differentiation, portuguese colonialism, music, migration, power, agency, subjectivity and image, and more recently, environment and sustainabilities, political and cultural ecology. With the support of a PhD scholarship awarded by FCT (Portugal), in 2019 she defended the doctoral thesis: "SOUNDS OF EMPIRE, VOICES OF CIPALE. Tucokwe songs, power and Labour during the late colonialism in Lunda, Angola".  She studied the colonial category of 'folk music' within the Cokwe people (1940-1970), during the Portuguese colonial context of Diamang (Diamonds Company of Angola) at Lunda, Angola. She did fieldwork in Portugal and Angola through oral history survey and in colonial sound and documentary archive. She in charge of the back office maintenance of the www.diamangdigital.net website following her participation as a researcher on the "Diamang Digital" project. She is currently a postdoctoral researcher at the Center for Functional Ecology - Science for People & the Planet (CFE) at the University of Coimbra.