José Lingna Nafafé (PhD) is considered to be the most distinguished Guinean intellectual at work in the United Kingdom. He currently lectures in the Department of Hispanic, Portuguese and Latin American Studies at the University of Bristol.
José, who is from Catio, Guinea-Bissau, did his BD degree in London University, an MPhil and PhD at the University of Birmingham. He previously lectured in the School of Education, Hispanic Studies, Sociology (School of Government and Society), Theology Department, at the European Research Institute in the University of Birmingham. He was a Researcher at the University of Nottingham. He currently lectures on Key Moments in Lusophone History; Cultural Exchange in the Lusophone Atlantic, 16th – 17th Centuries; and Culture and Politics in Luso-Africa and Brazil 18th – 19th centuries.
Dr Lingna Nafafé’s academic interests embrace a number of inter-related areas, linked by the overarching themes of: Lusophone Atlantic African diaspora, seventeenth and eighteenth century Portuguese and Brazilian history; slavery and wage-labour, 1792-1850; race, religion and ethnicity; Luso-African migrants’ culture and integration in the Northern (England) and Southern Europe (Portugal and Spain); ‘Europe in Africa’ and ‘Africa in Europe’; and the relationship between postcolonial theory and the Lusophone Atlantic.