Dr. Luisa Pinto Teixeira
+44 (0)20 7848 7250
Camões Centre for Studies in Portuguese Language and Culture (S 3.38)
King's College London
London WC2R 2LS
Wide range of interests broadly structured around the history of the Portuguese speaking World. Specific areas of interest include:
World History: colonialism (19th-20th centuries)
History of Portugal (18th-20th centuries)
Eastern-Africa and the Indian Ocean World (18th-20th centuries)
History of Mozambique
Diasporas and identities in the Portuguese speaking World
Luisa Pinto Teixeira has been working on issues of migration in Portugal and the Portuguese speaking countries, with a particular focus on the Indian communities of Mozambique and the Goanese in Brazil. Her research interests include the patterns of migration of Portuguese speaking migrant communities, their journey, discourses, identity, social and economic strategies and their relation with the home country and with CPLP, the Community of Portuguese Speaking Countries. She has done extensive field research in Mozambique, Brazil, Portugal and South Africa.
She studied at the University of Lisbon, Concordia University in Montreal and at Queen’s University, Canada, where she gained a PhD in History in 2001, working on Indian commercial enterprise in Zambezia, Mozambique, in the late 1800s. She then began a post-doctorate in Lisbon, at the Instituto de Investigação Científica e Tropical, focusing on the Ismaili community of Mozambique (ca.1890-1975) and later at the Instituto Superior de Economia e Gestão, on the Goanese of Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo. She received research grants and scholarships by Fonds pour la Formation de Chercheurs et l’Aide à la Recherche, Canada, Junta Nacional de Investigação Cientifica e Tecnológica and Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, Portugal. She has given seminars and contributed to symposia at various institutions in Portugal, France, the UK, Brazil, Mozambique and Canada, and is author of Trade and Commerce in Mozambique: Indian Enterprise in Zambezia, ca.1870-1900 (National Library of Canada, 2002) and Railways of Mozambique. 100 Years (Ed.Manica Moçambique e CFM-Moçambique Railways, 1995). Her current research looks at the new dimensions of the migrant Portuguese-speaking communities to the shaping of a multicultural diaspora and at the implications of a cultural identity and of lusophony in the cultural landscape of the Portuguese-speaking countries and globally.
Prior to coming to King’s she directed the Instituto Camões Centre for Portuguese Language at the University of Oxford, where she was fellow of St. John’s College.