The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture / Tagus Press is a multidisciplinary international studies and outreach unit dedicated to the study of the language, literatures and cultures of the Portuguese-speaking world. Working in close partnership with the Department of Portuguese and the Ferreira-Mendes Portuguese-American Archives, it is the oldest of these units devoted to Portuguese at UMass Dartmouth.

Events - 2007

“Where Is the Empire? The Daily Life of Madeiran Settlers in Nineteenth-Century Angola”

Cristiana Bastos, Universidade de Lisboa/Brown University

February 15, 2007, 5 p.m.
Library Browsing Area (parking lot 13)

The Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth is pleased to announce the second presentation in its 2007 spring lecture series entitled "Writing Lusophone Africa" organized by Professor Anna Klobucka of the Department of Portuguese. Professor Cristiana Bastos will give a lecture entitled "Where Is the Empire? The Daily Life of Madeiran Settlers in Nineteenth-Century Angola" on Thursday, 15 February 2007 at 5:00 pm. The lecture will be held in the Board of Trustees Room in the Foster Administration Building.

Cristiana Bastos (PhD CUNY, 1996) is an anthropologist and a permanent researcher at the Institute of Social Sciences, University of Lisbon. Her main interests combine world systems, north/south relations, transnationalism, health, medicine, science, politics and social differentiation. She worked on population dynamics in southern Iberia ( Os Montes do Nordeste Algarvio, Lisboa: Cosmos, 1993) and on the impact of the AIDS pandemic, with fieldwork in Brazil (Global Responses to AIDS: Science in Emergency , Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1999). She is currently working on aspects of Portuguese colonialism in Asia and Africa in the 19th and 20th centuries. On that topic she has published a few articles and book chapters; a monograph and an edited volume are in progress. She has taught in different graduate programs in the areas of anthropology, social sciences, public health, international relations and science studies, in Portugal (ICS, ISCTE, Coimbra), Brazil (UERJ, UFRJ, UNICAMP), and the United States (Brown). She is currently visiting associate professor at the Portuguese and Brazilian Studies department and at the Watson Institute for International Studies, Brown University.

For more information on this and other lectures in the series "Writing Lusophone Africa," please contact the associate organizer, Gina Reis, by telephone (508 999 9270) or email (