Teresa de Jesus Portelinha Almeida Patatas


Biographical note

PhD and post-doctorate in Education from Universidade Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias. Degree in Social Work from the Catholic University of Lisbon. Bachelor in Theology. Her preferential field of research is the Angolan educational system, Angolan culture and librarianship.

Born in Angola. She studied in Portugal. Dual nationality: Angolan and Portuguese. Since 2012 she is a teacher at the Polytechnic School of Namibe, Angola. At this institution she is a trainer of various courses. She was Head of the Database (2012-2015) and since 2014 she is Head of the Library.

Areas of academic and scientific interest

  • Education
  • Higher Education in Angola
  • Literacy
  • Special Education in Angola
  • students’ expectations and perceptions
  • failure and dropout
  • post-conflict countries
  • Angolan linguistic and cultural heritage
  • library science