Kamila Krakowska Rodrigues
Kamila Krakowska Rodrigues is a lecturer at the Leiden University Centre for the Arts in Society.
Fields of interest
Literature and cinema of Portuguese-speaking African countries; Brazilian literature and cinema; migration and transnationalism; Indian Ocean Studies.
In my research, I address the question of how (postcolonial) cultural identities are negotiated and represented in the contemporary, globalized Portuguese-speaking world, with a special focus on African and Afrodescendant communities. Through analysis of different media (written and oral literatures, cinema and audio-visual production), I try to offer a better understanding of the ideas of (un)rootedness, belonging, migration and displacement, as narrated by canonical and upcoming Lusophone writers, filmmakers and performers.
Grants and awards
University lecturer at LUCAS
Lecturer at BA International Studies (Humanities/Leiden)
PhD in Brazilian Literature (summa cum laude)
University of Coimbra, Portugal
Krakowska, Kamila. Na Demanda da Ideia de Nação: as viagens pós-coloniais na obra de Mário de Andrade e Mia Couto. Lisboa: Instituto Camões, Fernão Mendes Pinto Prize Series, 2019.
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