Susana Araújo – Comparatistas – english version

Susana Araújo

Senior Researcher


foto_SusanaAraújoBiographical note

Susana Araújo works at University of Coimbra and is a researcher at CEC. She was awarded three highly competitive research contracts from FCT: in 2019 she was a senior level research grant, i.e. Investigador Principal  (CEEC); she had been previously awarded an FCT Research Grant also as Investigador Principal (IF 2013) and she was awarded a Research Grant under Programa Ciência in 2007.
Susana Araújo completed her PhD at the University of Sussex in 2004; she was granted an MA with Distinction from the University of Warwick in 1999 and a First Degree from the Faculty of Arts and Humanities at the University of Lisbon in 1997.She taught at he Faculty of Arts and Humanities (FLUL) from 2009 to 2018, and is Project leader of CILM – City and (In)security in Literature and the Media – an R&D project which also received funding from FCT.  She was also the coordinator of the research group LOCUS from 2009 to 2019. She is the author of Transatlantic Fictions of 9/11 and the War on Terror (Bloomsbury Academic, 2015) which was awarded a CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title in 2016. She wrote the poetry book Dívida Soberana (2012), is the co-editor of the books Fear and Fantasy in a Global World (Rodopi, 2015), Trans/American, Trans/Oceanic, Trans/Lation: Issues in International American Studies (2010) and (In)seguranças no Espaço Urbano. Perspetivas Culturais (2012). She also edited a special issue for the Review of International American Studies (2008/2009) and a thematic issue of Reconstructions: Studies in Contemporary Culture, and published several articles in international peer-reviewed journals (such as Atlantic Studies, Studies in the Novel, Women Studies, Critical Survey, Symbiosis) as well as several chapters in books and introductions to anthologies.

Main areas of research

  • Literature, Culture, Politics;
  • Fiction and Visual Culture;
  • Fictions of the War on Terror and 9/11;
  • (In)security, City and the Polis;
  • Home(lands) in Comparison.

Selected publications

  • 2015 [Monograph].Transatlantic Fictions of 9/11 and the War on Terror: Images of Insecurity, Narratives of Captivity. Bloomsbury Academic. CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title in 2016. More info.
  • 2015. “Inhospitality, Security, and the Global ‘Homeland’ in Michael Haneke’s Caché“. In Security and Hospitality, Jeffrey Clapp and Emily Ridge (eds.). New York and London: Routledge. More info.
  • 2012. (Ed. with Ana Raquel Fernandes and Sandra Bettencourt).(In)seguranças no Espaço Urbano: Perspetivas Culturais. V.N. Famalicão: Húmus. More info.
  • 2012. Special Issue of (In)securities in Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture, Co-edited with Susana Martins.
  • 2010. “Joyce Carol Oates’s transatlantic personae: Fernando Pessoa and Jorge Luis Borges in the USA”, Atlantic Studies: Literary, Cultural and Historical Perspectives, Vol. 7. 1. March. 63-78
  • 2010. Trans/Oceanic, Trans-American, Trans/Lation: Issues in International American Studies, Co-edited with João Ferreira Duarte e Marta Pinto, Cambridge Scholars Publishing: Newcastle-upon-Thyme.
  • 2009. (Editor). “Terror and Security” Special (Double) Issue of Review of International American Studies on Terror and Security.Vol. 3. nº 3-4, Summer 2008/ Winter 2009. More info.
  • 2007. “Images of Terror, Narratives of Captivity: the Visual Spectacle of 9/11 and Its Transatlantic Projections,” Symbiosis: A Journal of Anglo-American Relations, 11.2. October 2007, pp. 27-47.

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

CILM – City and (In)Security in Literature and the Media / LOCUS

CILM – data basis

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.