Doris Wieser – Comparatistas – english version

Doris Wieser

FCT Research Fellow


DorisWieser_Foto2016Biographical note

Doris Wieser holds a PhD in Ibero-romance Literature from the University of Göttingen with a thesis on the crime novel in Latin America, published under the title Der lateinamerikanische Kriminalroman um die Jahrtausendwende. Typen und Kontexte [The Latin American Crime Novel at the Turn of the Millennium: Types and Contexts] (LIT, 2012). She was a postdoctoral fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation at the Centre for African, Asian and Latin American Studies (CEsA / ISEG) at the University of Lisbon from 2014 to 2016. With her current research project on political and literary constructions of national identities in Angola, Mozambique and Portugal, she has been awarded the FCT Researcher competition (Investigador FCT) and has been working at the CEC (FLUL) since January 2017. From 2008 to 2016 she was a research and teaching associate at the Department of Romance Philology at the University of Göttingen. She concluded her Magister in Hispanic, Lusophone and German Philology at the University of Heidelberg. Her research interests centre on Lusophone literatures, Latin American literatures, the crime novel, gender studies, memory studies, and the construction of identities.

Main areas of research

  • Lusophone African literature;
  • Latin-American literature of the 20th and 21st century;
  • Crime novel in Latin-America;
  • Postcolonial studies;
  • Gender studies.

Selected publications


  • Rodrigues-Moura, Enrique / Wieser, Doris (orgs.) (2015): Identidades em Movimento. Construções identitárias na África lusófona e reflexos no Brasil e em Portugal. Frankfurt a.M.: TFM, Biblioteca Luso-Brasileira. 301 págs.
  • Wieser, Doris (2010): Crímenes y sus autores intelectuales. Entrevistas a escritores del género policial en América Latina y África lusófona. München: Martin Meidenbauer. 236 págs.
  • Wieser, Doris (2012): Der lateinamerikanische Kriminalroman um die Jahrtausendwende. Typen und Kontexte. Münster: LIT (LIT Ibéricas 1). 395 págs.


  • Wieser, Doris (2016): “Eduardo Lourenço e Severino Elias Ngoenha em diálogo: uma leitura decolonial“. In: Cerrados v. 25, n. 41, S. 222-237. More info.
  • Wieser, Doris (2015): “Aculturação, ʻcafrealizaçãoʼ e identidade moçambicana em Choriro, de Ungulani Ba Ka Khosa“. In: Navegações, v. 8, n. 2, S. 108-117. More info.
  • Wieser, Doris (2015): “Discriminação racial e (re)construção nacional em Moçambique: O Alegre Canto da Perdiz, de Paulina Chiziane“. In: Via Atlântica, n. 27, S. 77-92. More info.
  • Wieser, Doris (2015): “Masculinidad y violencia de género en la novela negrocriminal nicaragüense“. In: Badebec, v. 4, n. 8, S. 205-232. More info.
  • Wieser, Doris (2014): “ʻEu não sei o que é o Moçambique profundo ou verdadeiroʼ Entrevista a Mia Couto“. In: Navegações (Porto Alegre), v. 7, n. 2, S. 214-220. More info.

Some publications are available in the repository of the University of Lisbon.

Feminisms and Sexual and Gender Dissidence in the Global South / CITCOM

Citizenship, Migration, Heritage and Cosmopolitanism / CITCOM

Legacies of Empire and Colonialism in Comparative Perspective / CITCOM

National Identities in Dialogue: Political and Literary Constructions in Portugal, Angola and Mozambique (1961-present)

DIIA – Iberian and Ibero-American Dialogues / LOCUS

This work is financed by national funds through the FCT - Foundation for Science and Technology, I.P., within the scope of the project UIDB/00509/2020 and UIDP/00509/2020.