Scientific Board

Fátima Rodrigues

Collaborator Researcher

Fátima da Cruz Rodrigues is assistant professor at the University Lusíada Norte and invited assistant professor at the Faculty of Law of the University of Porto where she is a member of the Scientific Committee for the Master's Degree in Criminology. She holds a Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Coimbra. Her thesis "Antigos Combatentes Africanos das Forças Armadas Portuguesas: a Guerra Colonial como Território de (Re)conciliação" [Former African Combatants of the Portuguese Armed Forces: the Colonial War as a Territory of (Re)conciliation] won the 2014 Fernão Mendes Pinto Award. She developed her postdoctoral studies within the scope of the MEMOIRS- Children of Empires and European post memories project, funded by the European Research Council, (n.º 648624). In 2022, she won the pedagogical innovation prize of the University of Porto with the project expo#HCriM - Visiting stories of crime and punishment (FDUP). She is the principal investigator of the project inJUSTiceWar - Crime and justice administration in the Portuguese colonial war (1961- 1974): exploratory analysis of the criminal proceedings against combatants of the Portuguese Armed Forces in Angola, Mozambique and Guinea-Bissau (ref. 2022.05692.PTDC; DOI 10.54499/2022.05692.PTDC) at the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research on Justice (CIJ). She is vice chair of the COST Global Atrocity Justice Constellations Action (CA18228). Her main research interests relate to colonial/liberation wars, memory and post-memory issues, colonization, decolonization and postcolonialism, and crimes committed in war contexts.