Lincoln Hosts Fulbright Scholar for Second Time in Two Years

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LINCOLN UNIVERSITY, Pa. – Lincoln University has been selected to host a Fulbright Scholar for the second time in two years. Euclides Gonçalves is co-founder and director of Kaleidoscopio, a renowned institute specializing in public policy and culture in Mozambique.

Euclides Gonçalves

Last year Lincoln hosted Philip Adetiloye, an expert in crop production systems from the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta in Nigeria.

Although the faculty in the Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice and the Pan-Africana Studies program will serve as Gonçalves’ primary hosts, Dr. Emmanuel Babatunde said his assignment will have broader positive impacts.

“Gonçalves’ presence and assignment as a Fulbright Scholar-In-Residence on campus will help to internationalize our curriculum in relation to pressing areas of research that pertain to excavating from a suppressed collective memory the historical pain that slavery constituted for people of African descent as forced diasporas around the globe,” Babatunde said.

As an anthropologist who directs an independent research institute he co-founded, Babatunde said Gonçalves “fits perfectly” into the two department’s initiative, “Moving from the Classroom to the Job Force”. He will teach faculty and students through workshops how to employ anthropological methods, concepts, and strategies to create job opportunities for graduating students.

Gonçalves will give two public lectures. The first lecture will be on “The place of Mozambique as a stop-over in the transference of Africans to the New World: the story of São José Ship Wreck and the question of memory.” The second public lecture will be on “Women, power and authority in Mozambican Everyday Governance.”

He will co-teach two anthropology courses with Babatunde to bring diversity to the content of what is taught to students at Lincoln University: Political Anthropology of African Societies and Gender Anthropology. He will also teach an honors course with Dr. D. Zizwe Poe, the director of Horace Mann Bond Honors Program.

In addition to these lectures that Gonçalves will give — and because of his work with colleagues on a slave shipwreck project in Mozambique — he will facilitate the writing of a 15 credit, Title VI grant titled “Retracing the Footsteps of our African Ancestors in the Diaspora from Lincoln University PA to Portugal, Nigeria, Ghana, Mozambique and Bahia-Brazil” with professors Babatunde and Poe.

Gonçalves will teach introductory Portuguese to the faculty and students who participate in the grant, and he will coordinate the Mozambican-Bahia connection.