Social representations of colonialism, migrations and decolonial activisms
Prof. Rosa Cabecinhas
I will start with a brief review of the studies on Social representations of colonialism conducted in several Portuguese-speaking countries, including the former colonial ‘metropole’ and several former African colonies, discussing the impact of the lusotropicalism myth in present-day intergroup relations. Then, I will present an overview on post-Imperial migrations and recent movements calling for the “decolonisation” of the public space in Portugal. Finally, I will briefly discuss recent studies recently conducted in secondary schools in Mozambique and Portugal, using the focus group methodology, about the representations of colonial past, the present-day intercultural relations and the future.
Rosa Cabecinhas holds a PhD in Social Psychology of Communication and is professor at the Social Sciences Institute, University of Minho. She is Principal Investigator of the project “Migrations, media and activisms in Portuguese language: decolonising mediascapes and imagining alternative futures”. She has been coordinator of the interdisciplinary PhD Program in Cultural Studies and coordinator of several research projects. She was Vice-Chair of the Cost action 1205 “Social psychological dynamics of historical representations in the enlarged Europe”. Her research interests focus on intergroup relations, social representations, memory, migrations, diversity and social change.
Le séminaire aura lieu dans la salle de réunion du CeSCuP ainsi qu’en ligne, via ce lien : https://teams.microsoft.com/l/meetup-join/19%3a34a093c9eea043c0a6dd9b5cd4cdd2a8%40thread.tacv2/1692701739073?context=%7b%22Tid%22%3a%2230a5145e-75bd-4212-bb02-8ff9c0ea4ae9%22%2c%22Oid%22%3a%22e5543702-1628-4726-b5c4-a1eac25bde08%22%7d