Marta Macedo is, since August 2017, postdoctoral researcher at the Institute of Social Sciences of the University of Lisbon, affiliated with the ERC Project COLOUR (The colour of labour: racialized lives of migrants), coordinated by Cristiana Bastos. She has a degree in Architecture and a PhD in Architecture (Theory and History) from the University of Coimbra (2010). Before becoming a ICS-UL researcher, she held a postdoctoral position at the Interuniversity Center for the History of Sciences and Technology of the University of Lisbon and was visiting scholar at the University of California - Los Angeles.Her current research project focuses on the relation between techno-scientific practices and the construction of the European colonial projects during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. More specifically this work deals with the circulation of coffee and cocoa plantation systems (Brazil, São Tomé, Belgium Congo and Cameroon), mixing approaches from history of science and technology, race and labor history, history of capitalism and global history.
Keywords: History of Science and Technology; Plantations; Labor and Race; History of Capitalism; Global History
|Global technoscientific regimes considered from the “periphery", Roundtable “Moving Crops and the Scales of History”||SHOT (Society for the History of Technology) annual meeting||11/10/2018|
|Conexões Atlânticas: circulação de plantas e sonhos imperiais à escala global||6º Encontro Nacional de História das Ciências e da Tecnologia||09/07/2018|
|Being a hand: plantation workers in São Tomé||Subjectividades Escravas nos Mundos Ibéricos (Séculos XV-XX)||02/07/2018|
|Cacau e coerção: ciência das plantações numa perspectiva transnacional||Ciência Colonial?||16/03/2018|