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Iolanda Vasile

Short-term Scholar, Romanian Cultural Institute Scholar

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