Matilde Mendonça dos Santos

Matilde Mendonça dos Santos


Holds an undergraduate degree in History (2003), a Master’s degree in Modern History: Powers, Ideas and Institutions (2011), and a PhD in Advanced Studies in History – Modern Period (2017), all from the Faculty of Arts and Humanities of the University of Coimbra. She is urrently a History teacher at the Escola Secundária Pedro Gomes (Cabo Verde), is a team member in the ReligionAJE project (Religion, Ecclesiastical Administration and Justice in the Portuguese Seaborne Empire, 1514-1750) and callaborates in the Centre for the Humanities (CHAM) at NOVA-FCSH and the University of the Azores. She has spoken at national and international conferences (Cabo Verde, Portugal, Spain and Brazil), published in various scientific journals and produced a chapter for a collective work.

Main interests and research topics: Modern History and History of the Portuguese Overseas Empire, particularly topics related to the Church and the local government in Cabo Verde and other sites in the Portuguese Empire.


Research group(s): Cultural encounters and evasion