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. She was a teacher at the Polytechnic School of Namibe (2012-2020). Today she is a teacher at University of Namibe, Angola. She is a trainer of various courses. She was Head of the Database (2012-2015). She was Head of the Library (2014-2020). Now she is the Director of the Central Library of the University of Namibe.

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