Filomena Batoréu is a PhD Candidate in Anthropology of Migrations, Ethnicity and Transnationalism at Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas/Universidade Nova de Lisboa (FCSH/UNL). Funded by Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT), her PhD project contemplates a colonial and postcolonial view of the Islamic presence in Angola, its reception and political governance based on the case-study of Portuguese Ismailis and Sunnis entrepreneurs of Indian origin (settled in Lisbon and Luanda).

She holds a degree in Social and Cultural Anthropology (2002) and a master’s degree in Migration, Ethnic Minorities and Transnationalism (2008). Between 2003 and 2010 she has collaborated on several research projects. She is also an associated researcher at Centro em Rede de Investigação em Antropologia (CRIA-FCSH/UNL) on the research group “Circulation and Place-making”.

Research interests: migrations, postcolonial identities, transnational family dynamics and material culture.