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Iolanda Vasile

Short-term Scholar, Romanian Cultural Institute Scholar


    June 20, 2018 — August 24, 2018

    Professional affiliation

    Lecturer, Camões Institute/West University of Timisoara

    Wilson Center Projects

    The Socialist Republic of Romania and Southern Africa: A Research Agenda

    Full Biography

    Iolanda Vasile is a PhD candidate and a Junior Researcher at the Centre for Social Studies, University of Coimbra, Portugal. She is also a Portuguese Language Lecturer for Camões Institute at West University in Timisoara, Romania. She holds a BA in Foreign Languages (Japanese and Portuguese) from the University of Bucharest, Romania. Her PhD research looks into the role played by the Angolan women during the outburst of the liberation movements in Angola (1945 - 1961).

    Major Publications

    Vasile, Iolanda (2017), African Independence within the Socialist Republic of Romania's Photographic Archive, in Maria do Carmo Piçarra; Teresa Castro (eds.) (org.), (Re)Imagining African Independence: Film, Visual Arts and the Fall of the Portuguese Empire. London: Peter Lang, 151-171


    Vasile, Iolanda; Peixoto, Carolina (2017), "O amor e a guerra no Planalto e na Estepe: entre camaradas angolanos, a União Soviética e a Guerra Fria", Studia Universitatis Babes-Bolyai. Philologia, LXII, 4, 185-198


    Caio, Simões Araújo; Vasile, Iolanda (2014), The World that the Portuguese Developed: Racial politics, Luso-tropicalism and development discourse in late Portuguese colonialism, in Hodge, J.M.; Hödl, G.; Kopf, M. (org.), Developing Africa. Concepts and Practices in Twentieth Century Colonialism.. Manchester: Manchester University Press., 295-321