Alba Martín Luque

Post-doctoral Researcher

Fields of interest: Decolonization history, Visual humanitarianism, Visual history

Research topics: The former Portuguese colonies and Spain, as well as some specific case studies from Portugal, Yugoslavia, and Italy.

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I received a BA in Audiovisual Communications and studied for a Masters in Contemporary Arts and Visual Culture at the Museo Reina Sofía in Madrid. After having worked in the field of cultural management and international cooperation in Spain, Mozambique, and – more briefly -, also in Brazil and South Africa, I then moved back to academia, and to Europe, to write a dissertation on the visual politics of liberation movements from the Portuguese colonies at the Department of History of the European University Institute in Florence (Italy).


Since April 2022, I am working as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Florence with the ERC project HumanEuroMed. I am currently exploring two main research strands. Based on my previous work, the first one looks at Mediterranean Humanitarianism and Decolonization History in the context of the former Portuguese colonies in Africa. Secondly, I am developing a new strand of research focused on  humanitarianism in the context of the Spanish transition to democracy.

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