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Francianne Dos Santos Velho

External PhD Candidate

F. Dos Santos Velho
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Francianne Dos Santos Velho is a lecturer and external Ph.D. candidate at the Centre for the Arts in Society.

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Fields of interest
Francianne’s trajectory is interdisciplinary, and multiculturality and her interests include Portuguese Speaking-World Language and Cultural Studies; Brazilian Cinema and Literature; Postcolonial Studies; New Media and Popular Culture; Gender, Race, and Immigration Theories; Issues of Domesticity, Space, Place and Mobility. 

Her current research project, Migrant Domestic Workers in Brazil and the Netherlands: Experiences, Sensibilities, and Narratives in Visual Culture, focuses on the role that racialized, gendered, and migratory colonial history of labour relations plays in the experiences, sensibilities, and narratives of migrant domestic workers in emerging countries as Brazil, but also developed countries as in the Netherlands. It seeks to understand how the appearance and development of different media types and the involvement of women and domestic labourers in producing and disseminating knowledge have impacted their communities, identities, and subjectivities.  

Teaching activities
Brazilian Portuguese Language; Brazilian Literature, Film, and Cultural Studies.

Curriculum vitae
Francianne holds a Teaching degree in Portuguese and English Language and Literature from the Federal University of Parana, Curitiba, Brazil, and a Master of Arts in Latin American Studies from the University of Leiden, emphasizing Cultural Analysis. She was a research assistant in the HERA project Night Spaces: Migration, Culture, and Integration in Europe (NL), and she also worked in the US as a Portuguese Language and Culture Teaching Assistant at Middlebury College in the Luso-Hispanic Department.


dos Santos Velho, Francianne. “‘Beyond the Kitchen Door’: Racialised Female Domestic Labourer’s Mobility Experiences in Anna Muylaert’s The Second Mother.” Alphaville: Journal of Film and Screen Media, no. 26, 2023, pp. 103–123. DOI: https://doi.org/10.33178/alpha.26.07

MUNGANGA (2022): This documentary tells the story of Amsterdam theatre MUNGANGA, founded in 1987 by Brazilian actors and artistic directors Cláudia Maoli and Carlos Lagoeiro: https://youtu.be/mu-v-H69dIg?si=xFvMN4EtjTNookc4
21 min – color – Spoken languages: Portuguese, Spanish, English and Dutch – Subtitles: English
Directed by Francianne dos Santos Velho; Co-created by Carlos Lagoeiro, Cláudia Maoli and Sara Brandellero. The documentary is an output of the HERA research project: Night spaces: migration, culture and IntegraTion in Europe (NITE)

Velho, F. dos S., & Schorghofer-Queiroz, V. (2019). Teaching oral language to intermediate students of Portuguese as an Additional Language: a didactic sequence proposal. BELT - Brazilian English Language Teaching Journal, 10(1), e33108. DOI: https://doi.org/10.15448/2178-3640.2019.1.33108

External PhD Candidate

  • Faculty of Humanities
  • Centre for the Arts in Society
  • Latijns-Amerikaanse L&C

Work address

Arsenaalstraat 1
2311 CT Leiden



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