Isadora de Ataíde Fonseca is bachelor in Social Communication (Journalism), has a Master in Comparative Politics and a PhD in Sociology of Culture by Social Sciences Institute, Lisbon University (2014). “The Press and the Empire in Portuguese Africa, 1842-1974”, her PhD thesis, gave attention to the relations between press and sociopolitical dynamics of colonial imperialism. Independent researcher, she has published articles regarding press, journalism and political regimes in the context of colonialism in 19th and 20th centuries, with a focus in Lusophone countries. The sociohistory of the press and the public sphere in the space of the Portuguese colonial imperialism is her main issue of research. She is member of the Organizing Committee of the International Group for Studies of Colonial periodical press of the Portuguese empire (IGSCP-IP). As journalist, she lived and worked in Brazil, Portugal, Cape Verde, Mozambique and Macau.


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