Antonio Rolo Duarte

PhD candidate in History
Antonio Rolo Duarte

I am a PhD candidate in History, researching the role of public intellectuals in the making of contemporary Portugal. I have an MPhil from the University of Cambridge and a BSocSc from the University of Manchester, both in Politics and International Relations. In the past, I have also had a brief career in media, with various stints on television, radio and newspapers, including as a magazine editor in the UK and as a political commentator on Portuguese television. My doctoral research is funded by a consortium of 570 sponsors. My supervisor is Dr Pedro Ramos Pinto.

My interests are broadly in the contemporary social, cultural, and intellectual history of Southern Europe. 

I teach on POL3 Political Organization and I teach the Part II Paper 1 Historical Argument and Practice seminar on 'Nations', focusing on the histories of Portugal and Brazil.


In 2023, I will be presenting research at the European Social Science History Conference (Gothenburg, Sweden), the Cambridge-EHESS Social History Workshop (Paris, France), and the History Graduate Research Day (Cambridge, UK). 

In 2022, I presented research at the Cambridge-LMU Contemporary European History Collaboration (Munich, Germany) and at the Modern European History Workshop (Cambridge, UK).


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Magdalene College, Cambridge CB3 0AG


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