Book Sambo

Short presentation

My research's goal is to analyse the perceptions and meanings attributed to the municipal governance process, and how challenges citizens meet correspond to their expectations about democracy, with particular reference to the democratic model and the daily democratization practices in local arenas in Mozambique.The focus is to understand local governance and how it is seen from below; as to pay attention to the informal sector, including petty traders, street hawkers and street vendors.


  • anthropology
  • cultural studies
  • democratic governance
  • democratic participation
  • participatory democracy
  • post-postmodern


Book Sambo, holds a degree in Sociology with a specialization in Rural Sociology at the Master's level from Eduardo Mondlane University (UEM). He holds a postgraduate degree in Communication and Arts Sciences - University of Northern Texas; Postgraduate in Conflict Management and Prevention - Humboldt-Universität Zu Berlin and Post-Graduate in Conflict Prevention and Violence - University of Witwatersrand. Is a Member of The Society of Christian Philophers, European Association of Social Anthropologists (EASA) which is a sister association of the International Society for Ethnology and Folklore (SIEF) and a member of the World Council of Anthropological Associations (WCAA).

With 18 years of teaching experience at Eduardo Mondlane University, he teaches several disciplines with particular emphasis on Research Methodology in Social Sciences, Current Sociological Trends, Research Seminar, among others. Participated in the creation and elaboration of the curriculum of Degree in Social Work; Curricular revision of the Master Course offered by the Department of Sociology of UEM. He also supervised several monographs at undergraduate level.

For 10 years, he coordinated research for the preparation and publication of the annual report on human rights in Mozambique, a document quoted by institutions such as the Embassy of the United States of America in its analogous reports; Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International, etc. He also collaborated with this last organization in the training of human rights activists.


• Sambo, B. (2013) Social segregation in rural Mozambique: The stepchildren of Microfinance, in Quive, S. et al (2013) Sociological Perspective of Rural Development, Maputo

• Sambo, B. (2011) Families that communicate through violence, in Capurchande & Teles (2011) (eds) Impacts of Violence, Rio de Janeiro.

Book Sambo