Team

Universidade Nova De Lisboa (CHAM – NOVA FCSH) Portugal

Pablo Ibáñez-Bonillo

TEAM LEADER​

Researcher at CHAM – NOVA FCSH, UNL since 2019. He holds a PhD in History of America at the Universidad Pablo de Olavide (2016) in cross-affiliation with the University of Saint Andrews (2016). He was a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Universidade Federal do Pará, Brazil (2017-2018). He is the Chief Editor of Americanía. Revista de Estudios Latinoamericanos, published by Universidad Pablo de Olavide. He specializes in ethnohistory, colonial history, the history of Amazonia, and Amazonian identities and heritage. He is the author of “El Martirio de Laureano Ibáñez. Guerra y religión en Apolobamba, siglo XVII” (La Paz, 2011) and has published articles in international journals, such as Ethnohistory or Revista de História.

Carla Nave

INVESTIGATOR

Ph.D. Candidate in New Media at UNL, focusing on Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) and affective computing. Her doctoral research focuses on identifying effective ways to represent emotions, thereby facilitating their classification by individuals during data collection for artificial intelligence datasets. In addition to her postgraduate studies, she works as a web designer and programmer at UNL. She is also an invited assistant professor at UNL, where she teaches courses in interaction design and user experience. Her academic background includes a bachelor’s and master’s degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Coimbra and a postgraduate degree from the University of Nottingham, United Kingdom, specializing in Usability and Human-Computer Interaction.

Cristina Brito

INVESTIGATOR

Associate Professor at the History Department at NOVA FCSH and a researcher at CHAM – Center for the Humanities. She is the PI of the ERC Synergy Grant 4-OCEANS: Human History of Marine Life (2021-2027). Her scientific interests include early modern marine environmental history, local and global perceptions about and uses of the seas, Atlantic and oceanic histories, humans and nonhumans relationships, the Anthropocene, and the Blue Humanities. 

Isabel Araújo Branco

INVESTIGATOR

Associate Professor of Hispanic Studies at UNL and a researcher at CHAM, where she is currently deputy director. She has a PhD in Comparative Literary Studies, and her research focuses on the relations between Portuguese and Hispanic literature, the origins of Iberian magical realism, literature written by women, publishing and translation. She is the editor of Cultura. Revista de História e Teoria das Ideias and is part of the project “Transficción-Discursos y relatos de la Transición” (Uni. Zaragoza) and the portal “Editores y Editoriales Iberoamericanos (siglos XIX-XXI)” of the Biblioteca Virtual Miguel de Cervantes and is a collaborator of the Centro de Estudos Comparatistas (UNL). Her publications include the volumes Recepção literária das literaturas hispano-americanas em Portugal (2021) and Tradução e edição de obras hispano-americanas em Portugal (2020).

Isabel Gomes de Almeida

INVESTIGATOR

Assistant Professor at the History Department of NOVA FCSH, UNL. She has a PhD in Ancient History. Since 2016, she has been deputy director of the Executive Committee of CHAM – NOVA FCSH & UAc, coordinating its institutional communication and multimedia areas. Her research focuses mainly on ancient West Asia contexts and revolves around the History of Religions. She is particularly interested in the syncretic processes between religious traditions and systems and the construction processes of divine figures through a longue durée perspective.

Felipe Oliveira

INVESTIGATOR

Ph.D. Candidate in early modern history at CHAM, UNL, supported by an FCT doctoral scholarship. His research delves into the interaction of enslaved individuals, freedmen, and the indigenous population within the judicial system. By focusing on their resistance against slavery and forced labour, he examines how these groups shaped legal culture in 18th-century São Paulo/Colonial Brazil.

Mariana Boscariol

INVESTIGATOR

Researcher at CHAM – NOVA, from where she got her PhD in History (2018). Her research has focused on the Jesuit activity in Brazil and East Asia during the 16th and 17th centuries. Currently, she seeks to explore other aspects of the cross-cultural, environmental, and economic history of the Portuguese Empire in both regions. She is co-coordinator of CHAM’s research group “Environment, Interactions and Globalization” and a research collaborator of the project “4-OCEANS: Human History of Marine Life” (ERC Synergy).

Mariana Meneses Munoz

INVESTIGATOR

PhD candidate in early modern history at Universidade Nova de Lisboa, FCT scholarship holder, Researcher at CHAM. Her work focuses on everyday moral and juridical speeches, representations, and behaviour of non-elite people, as well as inquisitorial studies in the Iberian Peninsula and Iberian colonial contexts during the 16th and 17th centuries. Her research project aims to identify the role that women played in the society of the early modern period, based on their interaction with the instances of Portuguese ecclesiastical justice during the Counter-Reformation (1555-1648), and how what women say about themselves, together with the female images of the time.

Pablo Sánchez León

INVESTIGATOR

Researcher at the CHAM, UNL, he has extensively studied social and political conflicts in the Hispanic world from Early Modern to Modern History, drawing on interdisciplinary perspectives from historical sociology to the history of concepts. Among other works, he has published the monograph “Popular Political Participation and the Democratic Imagination in Spain. From Crowd to People” (Palgrave, 2020) and has recently prepared the edition of Robert J. Williams, “El indígena americano en el pensamiento jurídico occidental. Los discursos de conquista “(Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, 2024).

Pedro Cardim

INVESTIGATOR

Associate Professor at NOVA FCSH. He focuses on the history of early modern Iberian polities and their imperial rule across the Atlantic, with a particular focus on the period when Portugal was part of the Spanish Monarchy (1580-1640). He also delves into the political and administrative reforms of the late seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. A recent outcome of this research is the volume he co-edited with Nuno Gonçalo Monteiro titled ‘Political Thought in Portugal and its Empire (1500-1800),’ published by Cambridge University Press in 2021.

Rodrigo Lacerda

INVESTIGATOR

Researcher at the Centre for Research Network and coordinator of Politics and of the Practices and Politics of Culture research group in Anthropology (CRIA) . He has been an invited assistant professor at NOVA FCSH since 2017 and held that position at the University of Coimbra from 2019 to 2020. He holds a Ph.D. in Anthropology: Politics and Displays of Culture and Museology from the Faculty of Social and Human Sciences of the Universidade Nova de Lisboa (NOVA FCSH) and ISCTE-IUL. Completed a postgraduate degree at the National Film and Television School (UK) and a BA (Hons) in Film and Broadcast Production at London Metropolitan University. Co-organized the Amerindian Film Screening ¿ Paths of Indigenous Cinema in Brazil (2019), held at the prestigious Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation and brought the Indigenous curator Ailton Krenak and several Indigenous filmmakers and artists to Portugal. His research areas are visual anthropology, Indigenous cinema, Indigenous ethnology, and heritage.

Juciene Ricarte Cardoso

INVESTIGATOR

Professor at the Federal University of Campina Grande, Brazil and collaborating researcher at CHAM-UNL, Portugal. Coordinator of the Permanent Seminar Indigenous Worlds of CHAM. She participated as a researcher in the archival and historical treatment of the Projeto Resgate Barão do Rio Branco / MINC between 1998 and 1999 in Portugal. Between 2021 and 2022, she was a UNESCO Consultant, coordinating a team for new thematic areas, including Indigenous History in Brazil (XVI-XIX). She has been researching and publishing books and scientific articles on Indigenous History in Colonial and Imperial Brazil, Indigenous Knowledge and Indigenous School Education, Digital Humanities and Indigenous History in Brazil, Environmental History and Indigenous Peoples, History of indigenous women, History of Health, well-being and indigenous healing practices.