Associated researchers


Research Context

Portugal | Guinea-Bissau | UK | Italy

Research Interests

Mobility | Labour | Religion

Institutional Subunit


Biographical Note

Ambra Formenti is a postdoctoral research fellow at the Centre for Research in Anthropology (CRIA-FCSH/NOVA). She completed her PhD in Anthropology (ICS, University of Lisbon), with a thesis on Guinean Evangelical Christianity in Lisbon. Her current research project explores the recent changes in migration patterns from Portugal to the UK, by comparing the re-migration of Guinean citizens and the new paths Portuguese emigration. Her research interests include mobility, labour and religion in Africa and in the African diaspora. Her work is published in international peer-reviewed journals such as African Diaspora, Pentecostudies, Journal of Religion in Africa and Etnográfica.

All projects

Data updated on 04-12-2022, from platform CIÊNCIAVITAE.


Novos padrões de migração de e para Portugal: comparação dos casos português e guineense


Integration into Research Grant Fellow

Centro em Rede de Investigação em Antropologia

Financiers: Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia

All Publications

Data updated on 04-12-2022 , from platform CIÊNCIAVITAE .

Journal article

Migrant bodies and medical bordering: travelling for health reasons from Guinea-Bissau to Portugal

Formenti, Ambra, International Journal of Migration and Border Studies. 4. 5. 2019. http://dx.doi.org/10.1504/ijmbs.2019.105807 . 10.1504/ijmbs.2019.105807 . Published

Journal issue


International Journal of Migration and Border Studies. 4. 5. 2019. https://www.inderscience.com/info/inarticletoc.php?jcode=ijmbs&year=2019&vol=5&issue=4 . Published

Encyclopedia entry


Formenti, Ambra, Brill's Encyclopedia of Global Pentecostalism Online. Michael Wilkinson, Conny Au, Jörg Haustein, Todd M. Johnson. 2019. https://referenceworks.brillonline.com/entries/brill-s-encyclopedia-of-global-pentecostalism/portugal-COM_033788?s.num=0&s.f.s2_parent=s.f.book.brill-s-encyclopedia-of-global-pentecostalism&s.q=Portugal . Published

Journal article

Winning Guinea-Bissau for Jesus: The Guinean Evangelical Minority, from the Origins to the Present

Formenti, Ambra, PentecoStudies: An Interdisciplinary Journal for Research on the Pentecostal and Charismatic Movements. 54 - 76. 1. 17. 2018. http://dx.doi.org/10.1558/ptcs.34875 . 10.1558/ptcs.34875 . Published

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