Noemi Alfieri

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  • 1069 Lisboa

    Portugal

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Noemi Alfieri  (ORCid: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0914-273X ) is an FCT CEEC Researcher at CHAM – Centre for the Humanities, NOVA-FCSH (2023 - 29). Member of the Board of Directors of CHAM, as Deputy Director for Graduate Studies and Research.

Her current project “Mapping anti-colonial networks through literature. Transnational connections of African thinkers in the reconfiguration of space and thought (1950s - 70s)”, focuses on the connections between the editorial projects Mensagem (Lisbon), Présence Africaine (Paris and Dakar) and Black Orpheus (Ibadan). She was a Visiting Fellow at the Africa Multiple Cluster of Excellence (University of Bayreuth) for the 2022/23 ay. At the ACM, she was also awarded a Collaborative Funding for the Postdoctoral Working Group: “Digital Trans*formations in Africa: A Space for Intellectual and Material Capital” (UB), which she coordinates and which she co-convenes with colleagues from UB and Humboldt U. Berlin.
Former Post-Doctoral Research Fellow of the FCT-ID project Afrolab: Building African Literatures. Institutions and Consecration inside and outside the Portuguese-Language Space 1960-2020, based at CLEPUL - Centre for Lusophone and European Literatures and Cultures (FLUL, University of Lisbon - March to September, 2022). Member of the Editorial Board of Práticas da História, Associate Member of CREPAL - Centre de recherches sur les pays lusophones (Sorbonne Nouvelle Université, France); a member of the research group Áfricas (UERJ-UFRJ). In November 2019, she researched at CEM Eduardo Augusto Kwamba (ISCED-Luanda). She is also a team member of the FCT-funded Projects AFROLAB (UL) and WOMENLIT - Women’'s Literature: Memories, Peripheries and Resistance in the Luso-Afro-Brazilian Atlantic (CHAM, NOVA-FCSH). Member of the COST Action 18126 - “Writing Urban Places” (EU). Her research focuses on African editorial projects from the 1950s to the 1970s. She’s concerned with the mobility of objects, people and ideas through the transnational networks established within Africa, Europe and Latin America by negritudinists, Pan-African or anti-colonial writers and intellectuals in those decades, with special attention on the underrepresentation of women’s agency in the historical and academic narrations produced about and in those cultural environments.

She gained her PhD in Portuguese Studies (History of the Book and Textual Criticism) from NOVA-FCSH with the dissertation: "(Re)building Identity through Conflict: An Approach to African Literatures written in Portuguese (1961-74)". This dissertation was founded by FCT-IP and received an Honorable Mention for the Mário Soares Prize-EDP Foundation (2021). She holds a BA degree in Modern Languages and Literatures (Spanish and Portuguese, 2013) from the Università degli Studi of Turin, Italy. She holds an MA degree in Modern Languages and Literatures from the same university, with a dissertation on Angolan literature (2015).

She is interested in the circulation of printed materials, ideas and their agents, as well as in their reception, currently focusing on African editorial projects from the 1950s to the 1970s, with an emphasis on Angolan Literature. She is concerned with the mobility of objects, people and ideas through the transnational networks established within Africa, Europe, and South America by negritudinists, Pan-African or anti-colonial writers and intellectuals in those decades, with particular attention on the underrepresentation of female agency in the historical and academic narrations produced about and in those cultural environments. She endorses a decolonial, feminist and intersectional approach to academic research, writing and the arts, joining collective anticolonial and antiracist literary and artistic projects.

She is a writer and translator.

 

Education/Academic qualification

Portuguese Studies - History of the Book and Textual Criticism, Doctorate, Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas (FCSH)

Award Date: 25 Mar 2021

Modern Languages and Literatures - Portuguese, Master, Pepetela e As aventuras de Ngunga: alla scoperta dell’ identità angolana. Analisi critica e saggio di traduzione., Università degli Studi di Torino

20 Sept 201321 Nov 2015

Award Date: 21 Nov 2015

Modern Languages and Literatures - Iberian studies, Bachelor, O conto da ilha desconhecida: metamorfosi di un topos letterario, Università degli Studi di Torino

Award Date: 10 Jul 2012

External positions

Postdoctoral Visiting Fellow, Africa Multiple Cluster for Excellence - University of Bayreuth

1 Oct 2022Jul 2022

Postdoctoral Fellow - AFROLAB FCT Project, CLEPUL-FLUL

1 Mar 202230 Sept 2022

PNL Evaluation Team Member, Unknown

1 Apr 202130 Sept 2021

Keywords

  • PN0441 Literary History
  • DT Africa
  • PN0080 Criticism

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