Doctoral Candidate

Max Planck Institute for European Legal History and Legal Theory
Bonn Center for Dependency and Slavery Studies
Research Associate in Research Group Beyond Slavery: Dependency in Asian History

Hansaallee 41, Westend
D-60323 Frankfurt am Main

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Academic Profile

The Transformation of Slavery in Benguela, Angola:Dependency and Social Categories in the Nineteenth Century

The establishment of the Atlantic slave trade, responsible for the forced migration of at least 11 million Africans to the American continent, brought about a radical modification in the organization of African slavery and, at the same time, enabled the creation of modern transatlantic slavery. This new scenario created various situations of dependency not only in the African colonies, but also in the European countries involved in human trafficking.

Thus my research currently has the following objectives: To unravel the concealments or omissions involving this topic, not with the purpose of exalting resentment, guilt or the unjustifiable of the current state of our development as Africans, but to elicit facts, roles, contexts and circumstances of the true tragedy that was the transatlantic trade of human beings from the African coast, through the judicial processes existing in the county court of Benguela, dating from the nineteenth and twentieth century.

European Legal History, Max Planck Institute for European Legal History and Legal Theory, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

M.A. in Management and Valorization of Historical and Cultural Heritage, University of Évora, Portugal

M.A. in History of Sciences and History of Techniques, University of Paris 1 – Pantheon  – Sorbonne

Graduation: degree in Education Sciences, in the specialty of History, University Agostinho Neto, Angola

High School in Pre-University Institute of Benguela, in the specialty of Human Sciences. Angola  

Research Associate in Research Group Law and the Creation of Dependency in the Ibero-Atlantic, Max Planck Institute for European Legal History and Legal Theory, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Head of Department of Social Sciences, Higher Institute of Educational Sciences of Bengula, University Katyavala Bwila, Angola

Professor, Higher Institute of Educational Sciences of Benguela, University Katyavala Bwila, Angola

Professor for History at the II Level, Augusto Chipenda School in Benguela, Angola

Collaborating Professor, Jean Piaget Polytechnic Institute

Member responsible for the School of Archaeological Field of Practice in Benguela in collaboration with the National Museum of Archeology, Angola

Member of the Research Project for Historical Education, Higher Institute of Educational Sciences of Benguela, University Katyavala Bwila, Angola

Member of the Project for Organization, Description, Cataloging and Digitization of the Historical Documents of the Court (District) of Benguela in collaboration with the University of Notre Dame, USA 

Assistant Coordinator of the Research Project on Scientific Research in Archeology and History of Benguela  Province in collaboration with the University of Paris 1 – Pantheon  – Sorbonne

  • 2017. The Importance of Intangible Cultural Heritage Through Preservation and Valorization for the Development of Communities, 160-168. Higher Institute of Educational Sciences of Benguela.Online access: here.3
  • 2017. The Teaching of History and the Valorization of Memory in the Understanding of Local History. A Theoretical Methodological Approach, 81-82. Higher Institute of Educational Sciences of Benguela. Online access: here.4
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