Ângela Barreto Xavier
Ângela Barreto Xavier is Researcher of the Institute of Social Sciences of the University of Lisbon (ICS_UL). She holds a PhD in History & Civilisation from the European University Institute a Master in Political and Cultural History from the New University of Lisbon and a History and Art History Degree from the New University of Lisbon. Her research interests include the history of political ideas (El-rei aonde pòde e não onde quer, 1998), and the cultural history of early-modern empires, namely the problems related to religion, science, power and the cultural geopolitics (Cultura Intelectual das Elites Coloniais, coord. com Catarina Madeira Santos, 2007; A Invenção de Goa. Poder Imperial e Conversões Culturais, 2008). She has taught at Universidade Nova de Lisboa and Instituto Superior de Ciências do Trabalho e da Empresa, and she has been Maître de Conférences Invitée na École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (Paris), Visiting Scholar at the History Department of Harvard University, having collaborated with the Universidad Complutense de Madrid. She is now an Invited Professor of the Cunha Rivara Chair at the University of Goa.