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Patricia Schor teaches the courses Sociology of the Other and Race, Class, Gender Intersectionality at AUC.

Patricia Schor

Dr. Schor received her PhD from Utrecht University on the subject of the afterlife of colonialism in Portuguese postcolonial literature and theory. In her dissertation she critically analysed the imagination of Portuguese colonialism as a benevolent encounter with the African (racialised other). She received her MA from the International Institute of Social Studies of Erasmus University Rotterdam.

Dr. Schor is also an affiliated researcher to the Institute for Cultural Inquiry at Utrecht University. She is a member of the board and peer reviewer of journals on Gender, Feminism and Sexualities, Comparative Literature, and Social and Political Sciences. Previously, she worked at Oxfam Netherlands on projects in Mozambique, Angola and Guinea Bissau, primordially on conflict resources and political rights.

Dr. Schor has published on postcolonial African literature, Brazilian postcolonialities and gendered anti-blackness in Europe. Recently she has been exploring the Portuguese and Dutch biopolitical colonial regimes, racism and colonial heritages across the Atlantic.

Dr. Schor is a recipient of the 2017 Endowed Chair in Portuguese Studies at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. In 2009 she was awarded a Prins Bernhard Scholarship for the project Africa in the representations of the Portuguese language.