Grace Almeida Borges

- Department of History, Arts and Humanities - PhD in History - PhD in Heritage, Technology and Territory - Degree in History

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mgborges@autonoma.pt

PhD from the European University Institute (Florença, Italy, 2014), with a thesis on the integration of the Portuguese and Spanish empires within the framework of the Iberian Union, a thesis that she is now preparing for publication. She was a post-doctoral fellow at the Foundation for Science and Technology, with a project on the integration of the State of India into the Catholic Monarchy (2015-2016); developed a short-term fellowship at the John Carter Brown Library, at Brown University, where he worked on black Iberian legends (2016); and developed the project “Empire and Human Rights: Colonization and Sovereignty in a Global Iberian Empire (1580-1640)”, within the framework of an individual fellowship funded by Marie Curie actions, from the European Commission – EMPIREHURIGHTS, GA 659425 (2016-2018) . She was an Assistant Researcher at CIDEHUS, Interdisciplinary Center for History, Cultures and Societies, at the University of Évora (2018-2021) and Guest Assistant Professor at the same University (2018-2021). Currently, he is part of the coordination team for the RESISTANCE project (GA 778076), funded by the RISE – Research and Innovation Staff Exchange program, Marie Curie Actions, from the European Commission, and coordinated by Mafalda Soares da Cunha, from the University of Évora. She is also coordinator of the “Societal Changes” Group, at CIDEHUS, Interdisciplinary Center for History, Cultures and Societies at the University of Évora. His research and publications have focused, above all, on the integration of the Portuguese and Spanish empires within the framework of the Catholic Monarchy (1580-1640), namely on the way in which Portugal and Castile dealt with problems such as indigenous rights, violence, religious differences and resistance dynamics in their colonization processes, and also in the way they influenced the construction and dissemination of black Iberian legends in modern Europe. In his approaches, he always seeks a global, connected and compared perspective.