I am a social and development antropologist with experience in social development research in Mozambique and Southern Africa. My main research interests are related to all matters of social development, in particular health, poverty, vulnerability, inequality and gender. I have a long track record of research related to rights and legal pluralism, which are linked to my interest in gender issues and vulnerable groups. In addition I have parallel research interests in social media comentary, and governance in general.
Presently I am part of a group investigating sexual and reproductive rights lawfare, with the Centre on Law and Social Transformation at the Christian Michelsen Institute (CMI). As part of my doctoral studies I am conducting research on memory of women of power and authority in Zambezia, Mozambique. The research aims to contribute to the broader discussion on decolonisation of the historical text. As part of my master project I researched about the illegality of polygamy in the Mozambican Family Law.
- 2015. Another time, another place: Memory of female power and authority from the Zambezi Valley, Mozambique. African Economic History. 196-215.
- 2017. Political determinants of sexual & reproductive health (Globvac project).
- 2017. Africa’s legalized politics of homosexuality: dynamics & effects of criminalization.
- 2019. Evolução Histórico-Legal do Processo de Despenalização do Aborto em Moçambique. 21 sider.
Rosario, Carmeliza. 2017. Donas da Cidade: Navegando arquivo de factos e fantasia na memória das Donas de Quelimane. Revista Museologia & Interdisciplinaridade, Vol. 6, nº11, Jul./ Dez.
Rosario, Carmeliza. 2015. Another Time, Another Place: Memory of Female Power and Authority from the Zambezi Valley, Mozambique. African Economic History, Volume 43, pp. 196-215.
Rosário, Carmeliza; Granjo, Paulo and Cahen, Michel. 2013. O que e investigar. Carlos Serra (ed.). Escolar Editora.
Paulo, Margarida; Rosario, Carmeliza and Tvedten, Inge. 2011. 'Xiculungo' Revisited. Assessing the Implications of PARPA in Maputo 2007-2010. CMI Reports. Bergen: CHR. Michelsen Institute.
Tvedten, Inge; Paulo, Margarida and Rosario, Carmeliza. 2010. 'Opitanha' Revisited. Assessing the Implications of PARPA in Rural Northern Mozambique 2006-2009. CMI Reports. Bergen: CHR. Michelsen Institute.
Rosario, Carmeliza; Tvedten, Inge and Paulo, Margarida. 2009. 'Mucupuki', Social Relations of Rural-Urban Poverty in Central Mozambique. CMI Reports. Bergen: CHR. Michelsen Institute.
Rosario, Carmeliza. 2008. Mulungo - Identity building through fieldwork philosophical encounters. In Betwixt & Between, Sosialantropologistudentenes årbok 2008.
Paulo, Margarida, Rosario, Carmeliza and Tvedten, Inge. 2008. 'Xiculungo', Social Relations of Urban Poverty in Maputo, Mozambique. CMI Reports. Bergen: CHR. Michelsen Institute.
Tvedten, Inge; Paulo, Margarida and Rosario, Carmeliza. 2006. 'Opitanha', Social Relations of Rural Poverty in Northern Mozambique. CMI Reports. Bergen: CHR. Michelsen Institute.
Rosario, Carmeliza and Machiana, Emidio. 2005. Local I Under Global Eye: An Assessment of Women’s Participation in the Mozambican Democratic Process. Women & Environment, No. 68/69 Fall/Winter, Ottawa, 2005.
Rosario, Carmeliza and Machiana, Emidio. 2003. A Oralidade na Escrita: uma reflexão sobre o jornalismo em Moçambique. In Convergindo. Maputo: Fundo Bibliográfico de Língua Portuguesa.
Rosario, Carmeliza. 1999. 'Mo Guo', um Estudo sobre o Processo de Formação da Etnicidade, o Caso dos Chineses de Moçambique Imigrados em Portugal. In Estudos sobre a China. Lisbon: Instituto Superior de Ciências Sociais e Políticas.
Regional: Mozambique, Southern Africa
Thematic: Gender, Power, Poverty, Vulnerability, Women's Rights, Postcolonialism, Legal pluralism, Orality, Memory
2016-2020: Part of the NRC financed project Political determinants of sexual and reproductive health: Criminalisation, health impacts and game changers, CMI/UIB.
2011-2016: Member of the team conducting the SIDA funded project Reality Checks in Mozambique, with CMI.
2008-2010: Part of the research team for the project Gender Policies and Feminisation of Poverty in Mozambique, CMI.
2006-2013: Part of the research team for the DfID funded project for Monitoring Mozambique's Poverty Reduction Strategy PARPA, CMI.