AFRO-PORT: African descent in Portugal: Sociabilities, Representations and Sociopolitical and Cultural Dynamics. A Study in the Lisbon Metropolitan Area


At a time when the Decade of African descent (2015-2024) is celebrated, proclaimed by the UN, it is of high social and academic/scientific relevance to address the issue in Portugal. The UN considers that “people of African descent still have limited access to quality education, health services, housing and social security … Their situation remains largely invisible and recognition of the effort to find in addition to being discriminated against in access to justice and presenting alarming rates of police violence associated with racial profiling.”

In this project we propose to characterize the Portuguese population of African origin whose self-identification as African descent guides their participation in the Portuguese social scene.

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Principal Researcher: Iolanda Maria Alves Évora (CEsA/CSG/ISEG – ULisboa)
Co-IR: Inocência Luciano dos Santos Mata (FLUL)
Researcher: Pedro Schacht Pereira (The Ohio State University)
Researcher: Jessica Waleska Fernandez Norales (PhD Student CEsA/ISEG)
Researcher: Sadik Sultanali Habib (The Institute of Ismaili Studies, UK)
Researcher: Simone Amorim (CEsA/CSG)
Researcher: Rik Apolo Pereira Sanches de Carvalho (CEsA/CSG)


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