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The First Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree in African Studies

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Prof. Dr. Francisco Topa

Professor of African Literatures

Faculty of Arts and Humanities

  • African Literatures
  • Brazilian Literature and Culture
  • Textual Criticism
  • Folk Literature


University of Porto
Faculty of Arts and Humanities (FLUP)
Via Panorâmica, s/n, Room 186, Towe A
4150-564 Porto

Phone: + 351 226077100


Professional Background


Holder of Agostinho Neto Chair, Faculty of Arts and Humanities of University of Porto (FLUP)

Since 2018

Coordinator of the research theme Otherness Within (Alteridade em nós) of CITCEM

2017 – 2018

Laboratório de (L)Usofonia – prize in the competition Pedagogical Innovation Projects,  University of Porto


Qualification for a full professorship (agregação) in Literary, Cultural and Interarts Studies, specialization in Literature and Culture (Angolan Literature), FLUP

Since 2014

Foreign member of the CNPQ research group A escrita no Brasil colonial e suas relações (Writing in colonial Brazil and its relations), Universidade Estadual Paulista (Assis, Brazil)


Visiting Professor, Brazil: Universidade Estadual Paulista, Assis; Universidade Federal do Rio Grande; and Universidade Federal de Viçosa; under the CAPES Foreign Visiting Professor Program (April to August)

Since 2011

Member of the Centro de Estudos Africanos (Center for African Studies), University of Porto

2006 – 2007

President of Portuguese and Romance Studies Department, FLUP

Since 2004

Associate Professor, FLUP


PhD in Literature, FLUP


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