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The late Dr. Ana Monteiro-Ferreira

Associate Professor

This is a picture of the late Associate Professor of Africology and African American Studies, Dr. Ana Ferreira

Education

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

Bereavement

Unfortunately, we regret to tell you that Dr. Ana Monteiro-Ferreira, Associate Professor of Africology and African American

Studies, died suddenly on September 12, 2018. A Memorial Gathering was held in the EMU Student Center on September 18th and was followed by a Candle Light March.

Dr. Ferreira joined our department in fall 2010 as an assistant professor of African American Studies. Dr. Monteiro-Ferreira earned her PhD in 2010 and her MA in 2007 in African American Studies from Temple University. She also earned an MA in 1999 in Women’s Studies from Universidade Aberta, Lisbon, Portugal and her BA in 1978 from the University of Coimbra, Portugal. She taught a variety of courses in the USA and Portugal, including:  The African Diaspora, Introduction to African American Studies,

Foundations of Knowledge in African American Studies,

Foundational Issues in African American Studies, The African

American Family, Dimensions of Racism, Researching Black

Communities, African American Studies Research Seminar, African American History since 1900, Women’s Studies, Literature and Culture: Contemporary African American Women Writers, and Equal Opportunities.

Among Dr. Ferreira’s scholarly publications is an award-winning Monteiro-Ferreira, A. (2014). The Demise of the Inhuman: Afrocentricity, Modernism, and Post Modernism. Albany, NY: SUNY.

Dr. Ferreira was also a campus activist. In January, 2017, she chaired a workshop, “Let’s Break the Silence:  Ten-Point Conversation about Racism” as part of an 8 workshop series entitled “Uncomfortable Discussions: Racism and its Intersecting Issues.” The purpose of Dr. Ferreira’s workshop was to help deconstruct racial fallacies, illuminate the origins, motives, and goals of racist ideology (ies), critic the so-called scientific foundations of social stratification, and demystify racial superiority, whiteness, and entitlement. 

Dr. Monteiro-Ferreira was one of only 10 recipients of EMU’s 2016 Culture of Research Excellence Faculty Fellowships.

In honor of her legacy, our department has established an Ana Ferreira Scholarship in the Master of Arts in Africology and African American Studies. 

 

Publications

Books

  • Monteiro-Ferreira, A. (2014). The Demise of the Inhuman: Afrocentricity, Modernism, and Post Modernism. Albany, NY: SUNY.
  • Monteiro-Ferreira, A., Mizani, A. and Lucia, A. (Trans.) (2014). Afrocentricidade. A Teoria de Mudança Social. Philadelphia, PA: Afrocentricity International.
  • Ferreira, A.M. (2002). Igualdade de Oportunidades (Equal Opportunities). Lisboa: Universidade Aberta.
  • Ferreira, A.M. (2001). Desigualdades de Género no Actual SistemaEducativo Português (Gender Inequalities In Portuguese Education). Coimbra: Quarteto

Chapters in books

  • Monteiro-Ferreira, A. (2015). “The Transformative Power of the Afrocentric Paradigm” in Boaventura de Sousa Santos and Teresa Cunha (eds), International Colloquium Epistemologies of the South: South-South, South-North and North-South Global Learnings, Coimbra: CES/Universidade de Coimbra, vol. 4, pp. 315-322.
  • Monteiro-Ferreira, A. (submitted). "The Asantean Cultural Subject" in K. Bankole-Medina, Raciologos and Raciology.  *
  • Monteiro-Ferreira, A. (forthcoming). “Africology in the Demise of the Inhuman Condition” in M. T. Tillotson (Ed.), Disciplinary Quest: Emerging Voices of Africana. *
  • Monteiro-Ferreira, A. (2014) “ Afrocentricidade e Educação. Na senda do progresso: Brasil e EUA” translation of Asante, M.K. “Afrocentricity and Education: Setting the Stage for Progress in Brazil and the United States” in B. Carvalho, R. Noguera e R. Sales (Orgs.). Relações Étnico-Raciais e Educação: Contextos, Práticas e Pesquisas. Rio de Janeiro: Edur/UFRRJ and NAU, pp. 23-33. *
  • Monteiro-Ferreira, A. and Alkebulan, A. (2014) “Bases Teóricas do Paradigma Afrocêntrico” in B. Carvalho, R. Noguera e R. Sales (Orgs.). Relações Étnico-Raciais e Educação: Contextos, Práticas e Pesquisas. Rio de Janeiro: Edur/UFRRJ and NAU, pp. 105-116. *
  • Monteiro-Ferreira, A. (2011). “Public Intellectuals for a More Human Humanity: the Afrocentric Idea” in H.G. Silva, M. L. Pires and I. E. Vieira (Eds.), Intellectual Topographies and the Making of Citizenship. Lisboa: Univ. Católica Portuguesa Editor: 147-157. *
  • Ferreira, A. M. (2009). “Harlem Renaissance and the Western Paradigm” in M. L. Pires e V. A. Oliveira (Eds), Nova Iorque: de Topos a Utopos. Lisboa: Universidade Católica Portuguesa Editora. *
  • Ferreira, A.M.M. (2008).“O Voo Silencioso” in C. Edfelt e A. G. Couto (Eds.), Mulheres que Escrevem/ Mulheres que Lêem. Lisboa: 101 Noites: 117-144. *
  • Monteiro-Ferreira, A. (2008).“Gisela Bock” in T. Joaquim et al. (Eds.), Variações Sobre Sexo e Género. Lisboa: Livros Horizonte: 72-101. *
  • Monteiro-Ferreira, A. (2008).“Joan Scott” in T. Joaquim et al. (Eds.), Variações Sobre Sexo e Género. Lisboa: Livros Horizonte: 49-77. *
  • Ferreira, A.M.M. (2003). Desigualdades de Género no Actual Sistema Educativo Português: Uma Síntese” in T. Joaquim e A. G. Couto (Eds.), Novos Olhares: Passado e Presente nos Estudos Sobre as Mulheres em Portugal. Oeiras: Celta: 97-109. *

 

 

Articles in peer-reviewed scholarly journals

  • Monteiro-Ferreira, A. (forthcoming). “ The Fallacy of Colorism”. Gaudium Sciendi, July 2015.
  • Monteiro-Ferreira, A. (2014). “ Da Ontologia à Antropologia de Maat: A Dimensão Matafísica e Ética da Alma”. Gaudium Sciendi, 6 (June), pp. 174-184.*
  • Monteiro-Ferreira, A. (2012). “Art and Ideology”.Gaudium Sciendi, 2 (July), pp. 92-101. *
  • Monteiro-Ferreira, A. (2011). “The United States of Africa and the Marxist Model”. Africological Perspectives, Volume 7, Number 1 (November/ December), pp. 119-129. *
  • Monteiro-Ferreira, A. (Nov. 2009). “The Power of Nommo. The Case of African Literature in Portuguese Language”. Journal of Multicultural Discourses. Volume 4, No. 3: 331-344. *
  • Monteiro-Ferreira, A. (Nov. 2009). “ Afrocentricity and the Western Paradigm.” Journal of Black Studies. Volume 40, No. 2: 327-336.
  • Monteiro-Ferreira, A. (Jan. 2005). “Re-evaluating Zulu Religion. An Afrocentric Analysis.” Journal of Black Studies. Volume 35, No. 3: 347-363. *
  • Ferreira, A. M. (2005). “O Ser e o Parecer” (What We Are and How We Are Perceived). Notícias da Amadora , Ano 46. Número 1573.
  • Ferreira, Ana M. (2001). "De facto aconteceu" (It did Happen). Ex-æquo, nº 4/5. Oeiras: Celta. *
  • 12 entries in (2008) Encyclopedia of African Religion and (2005) Encyclopedia of Black Studies. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

 

Book reviews

  • Monteiro-Ferreira, A. (accepted for publication). Rooming the Master’s House: by M.K. Asante and R. Hill The Journal of Negro Education, Howard University*
  • “An Afrocentric Manifesto” in Journal of Black Studies, July 2010, vol. 40, 6: pp. 1275-1277.*