Inocência Mata has a PhD in Letters from the University of Lisbon and post-doctoral studies in Postcolonial Studies (Postcolonial Studies, Identity, Ethnicity, and Globalization, University of California, Berkeley). She is a professor at the School of Arts and Humanities, University of Lisbon in the area of Literature, Arts and Culture (LAC). She is currently the Director of the Postgraduate Studies Program in Portuguese as a Foreign & Second Language. Member of the Center for Comparative Studies, University of Lisbon, Association for L’Étude des Literatures Africaines (based in France). AFROLIC-International Association of African Literary and Cultural Studies (São Paulo) and AILP_CSH – International Association for Social and Human Sciences in Portuguese. Founding member of UNEAS – National Union of Writers and Artists of Sao Tome and Principe and Honorary Partner of Angolan Writers Association. Corresponding Member of the Academy of Sciences – Class of Letters. She is the coordinator of the research projects ‘Gender, Normativity, Representations’ and ‘Memorialist Discourse and the Building of History‘.
- 2013. A Literatura Africana e a Crítica Pós-colonial: Reconversões (Luanda: 2007/Manaus: 2013).
- 2012. A Rainha Nzinga Mbandi: História, Memória e Mito.
- 2012. (com Fernanda Gil Costa). Colonial/Post-Colonial: Writing as Memory in Literature.
- 2011. Francisco José Tenreiro: As Múltiplas Faces de um Intelectual.
- 2010. Polifonias Insulares: Cultura e Literatura de São Tomé e Príncipe.
- 2011. Ficção e História na Literatura Angola: O Caso de Pepetela (Luanda: 2010/Lisboa: 2011).
Some publications are available in the repository of the University of Lisbon.