Eastern Michigan University
College of Arts and Sciences
Africology and African American Studies
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Ana Monteiro-Ferreira

Assistant Professor

614G Pray Harrold




Ph.D., African American Studies, Temple University, 2010

M.A. , African American Studies, Temple University, 2007

M.A ., Women’s Studies, Universidade Aberta, Lisbon, Portugal, 1999

Post-Grad Cert, Women, Migration, Subjectivity & Deconstruction, IFU University of Hannover, Germany

Bachelor of Arts, Anglo-American Culture and Literature University of Coimbra, Portugal, 1978

Interests and Expertise

Drawing upon Portuguese and German backgrounds, my academic experience results in eclectic scholarship and research in the areas of African American Studies and extends into African and Western theoretical and cultural paradigms, Gender Studies, Black Women’s Studies, Culture, and African and African American Literature.


Desigualdades de Género no Actual Sistema Educativo Português, 2001

Igualdade de Oportunidades, 2002

“O Voo Silencioso” in Mulheres que Escrevem/ Mulheres que Lêem, 2008

“Harlem Renaissance and the Western Paradigm” in Nova Iorque: de Topos a Utopos, 2009

“The Power of Nommo. The Case of African Literature in Portuguese Language” in Journal of Multicultural Discourses, 2009

"Afrocentricity and the Western Paradigm” in Journal of Black Studies, 2009

“Re-evaluating Zulu Religion. An Afrocentric Analysis” in Journal of Black Studies, 2005

Several entries in the Encyclopedia of African Religion (2008) and the Encyclopedia of Black Studies (2005).

Professional Associations:

Invited member of the Key International Honor Golden Society

the Portuguese Association for Women’s Studies (APEM)

the National Council for Black Studies

Research Center for Migrations and Intercultural Relations (CEMRI), Universidade Aberta, Lisbon

Research Center for Culture and Communication (CECC), Catholic University, Lisbon

The Department of Africology and African American Studies is part of the College of Arts & Sciences, 214 Pray-Harrold, 734.487.4344