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Ana Monteiro-Ferreira

Associate Professor

614J 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.


In the USA

  • 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

In Portugal

  • Women’s Studies
  • Literature and Culture: Contemporary African American Women Writers
  • Equal Opportunities




  • Theories of Knowledge
  • Feminist Epistemology
  • African culture/aesthetics and philosophical thought



  • African American Literature
  • African Literature in English, French, and Portuguese Languages
  • Contemporary African-American and African Women Writers



  • Molefi Kete Asante Institute - Fellow
  • DISA-Diopian Institute for Scholarly Advancement
  • TAA-Text and Academic Authors Association
  • NCBS-National Conference for Black Studies
  • Golden Key International Honour Society.
  • AYA: African American Studies Graduate Students Organization
  • NCBS – National Council of Black Studies.
  • CEMRI - Research Center for Migrations and Intercultural Relations. Open University. Lisbon (Portugal).
  • APEM - Portuguese Association for Women Studies. Lisbon (Portugal).
  • CECC - Center for Communication and Culture. Catholic University. Lisbon (Portugal).


With over 50 workshops and communications presented in conferences mostly in the U.S.A. and Portugal, but also in Great Britain, Germany, Russia, Egypt, Ghana, Georgia (former Soviet Union), Brazil, and Hungary, my work both in English and Portuguese is also published in Portugal, U.S.A., and Brazil.



  • 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.*