Fátima Candé joined the Department in January 2010. Previously, she taught language and culture in Portugal, Guinea-Bissau and Mozambique.
Fátima is currently doing her PhD research on Literature and National Identity in Guinea-Bissau. Her research interrogates national identity in Guinea-Bissau through the analysis of representations of modern literature, encompassing the contestation of the language of national literature and the use of Creole language as a form of resisting colonial grand narratives. Fátima also has a long-standing interest in the influence of socio-cultural factors on the usage, learning and teaching of Portuguese in different settings, notably those where it has the status of official language, thus raising questions about the relationship between language and identity.