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KHK Visiting Research Fellow 2018
Visiting Researcher, Asian Studies Centre & History Department, Bogaziçi University

Fernando Rosa completed his Ph.D. in Anthropology in 1996 with a dissertation titled 'Apartheid' and 'Democracia racial': South Africa and Brazil in contrast. Since then he amongst others worked as a postdorctoral researcher at the History Department of the University of São Paulo until 2001, as a Lecturer in African studies, at the University of Campinas in Brazil and as an Assistant Professor at the School of Arts, Letters and Sciences, at University of São José in Macau until 2010.

During the years, Fernando Rosa has also been doing research as Fellow at several institutions including the Nantes Institute for Advanced Study in France; the Centre for Humanities Research at the University of the Western Cape in South Africa and the Institute for Asia and Pacific Studies at the University of Nottingham in  Malaysia. His main research domains are African studies (especially Southern Africa and West Africa); Asian and Indian Ocean studies (South Africa, Goa and Kerala in India, Nusantara or Island Southeast Asia, and Macau, China); history (African, Indian Ocean, Caribbean, Brazilian, South Asian, Southeast Asian); Lusophone cultural studies; anthropology (Brazil, Caribbean, Africa, India, Malaysia); social and cultural history of African and Indian Ocean languages.

Besides research and publications, Fernando Rosa has worked for the Unesco Chair in Multilingualism and Creation of Digital Content at the University of Campinas in Brazil. He is also presently member of the International Advisory Board of the Institute Casa das Áfricas at São Paulo in Brazil.


  • Ph.D., in Anthropology, Universiteit Utrecht, The Netherlands, 1996,
  • M.A. in Social Anthropology, Universidade de Brasília, Brazil, 1991,
  • B.A. in Social Sciences, Universidade de Brasília, Brazil, 1981.

KHK Fellowship

Duration: August - September 2018
Project: Reading Avicenna and Studying Plants in the Deccan: Reconnecting Middle Eurasian and Indian Ocean Histories of Creolisation


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