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Academic Degree

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About

Research Context

Mauritania | Western regions of the Sahara

Research Interests

Sahara | Islam | Politics | Tribal systems

Institutional Subunit

NOVA FCSH

Biographical Note

Francisco Freire, PhD in Anthropology (NOVA FCSH, 2009), Master’s in Anthropology of Colonialism and Post-colonialism (ISCTE, 2003). Currently affiliated with CRIA - NOVA FCSH as a Principal Investigator (PI) of the ERC-funded project CAPSAHARA: Critical Approaches to Politics, Social Activism and Islamic Militancy in the Western Saharan Region (ERC-2016-STG-716467). From 2001 his research is focused on the Islamic Republic of Mauritania, specifically on the political aspects of Islam, the processes of historical identity reconfiguration of its hassanophone population, shifting more recently to the contemporary articulation of the Saharan tribal spheres.

All projects

Data updated on 22-05-2022, from platform CIÊNCIAVITAE.

2017/04-2021/03

CRITICAL APPROACHES TO POLITICS, SOCIAL ACTIVISM, AND ISLAMIC MILITANCY IN THE WESTERN SAHARAN REGION

grant.716467

Principal investigator

Financiers: European Research Council; European Commission

2014-2016

Consolidación y declive del orden colonial español en el Sahara, 1956-1976

N. HAR2012-36414

Post-doc

Universidad Autónoma de Madrid

Financiers: Gobierno de Espana Ministerio de Fomento

2009/05-2015/05

A pertinência dos idiomas tribais nas sociedades muçulmanas contemporâneas: conformações políticas e revisões antropológicas

BDP/47681/2008

Post-doc

Universidade Nova de Lisboa Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas

2004-2004

Castelos a Bombordo. Práticas de Monumentalização do Passado e discursos da Cooperação Cultural entre Portugal e os Países Árabes e Islâmicos

POCTI/ANT/48269/2002

Research Fellow

Centro de Estudos Africanos e Asiáticos do Instituto de Investigação Científica Tropical

Financiers: Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia

2003-2003

Contextos Coloniais e Pós-Coloniais da Globalização – Interacção e discurso no mundo lusófono

43464/01

Research Fellow

Centro de Estudos Africanos e Asiáticos do Instituto de Investigação Científica Tropical

Financiers: Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia

All Publications

Data updated on 22-05-2022 , from platform CIÊNCIAVITAE .

Book chapter

Weapons of the weak, and of the strong: Mauritanian foreign policy and the international dimensions of social activism

Francisco Freire, Foreign Policy in North Africa: Navigating Global, Regional and Domestic Transformations. Routledge. Londres, United Kingdom. 2021. Published

Journal article

Islam, Blasphemy, and Realpolitik in Mauritania: The Mkhaitir Affair

Freire, Francisco, Africa Today. 57 - 80. 2. 68. 2021. https://www.jstor.org/stable/10.2979/africatoday.68.2.03 . Published

Journal article

Looters vs. Traitors: The Muqawama (“Resistance”) Narrative, and its Detractors, in Contemporary Mauritania

Ould Mohamed Baba, Elemine; Freire, Francisco, African Studies Review. 258 - 280. 2. 63. 2020. http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/asr.2019.37 . 10.1017/asr.2019.37 . Published

Online resource

Mauritania's past doesn't want to go away

21-11-2019. https://africasacountry.com/2019/11/mauritanias-past-doesnt-want-to-go-away .

Audiovisual Productions