Sandra Araújo holds a PhD. in Anthropology, completed at FCSH - NOVA (Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas – Universidade Nova de Lisboa) and is a Research Associate at ICS-ULisboa (Instituto de Ciências Sociais, Universidade de Lisboa).
Sandra is an awardee of the First Book Grant competition by the Independent Social Research Foundation (FBG-ISRF), with the project “Spying on Muslims in Colonial Mozambique, 1964-74”, which explores how Portuguese intelligence services sought to exploit Muslim communities to back its counter-insurgent war during the liberation struggle in colonial Mozambique. For the duration of this award, she will be a Visiting Research Fellow at the Global History and Culture Centre, University of Warwick.
Her research interests include colonial intelligence services and counterinsurgency, as well as colonial violence, namely violence targeting women in colonial scenarios.