Anne Martina Emonts is Assistant Professor of German Culture at the University of Madeira, in Portugal. Her Masters in Portuguese Contemporary History, at the University of Madeira, was awarded the National Award for Feminist Studies in Portugal and published in 2001. In 2006 she got her PhD at the University of Madeira (Mechtilde Lichnowsky – Sprachlust und Sprachkritik. Annäherung an ein Kulturphänomen, Würzburg: Königshausen & Neumann 2009). She is co-editor of ‘Encontro entre Culturas. Conferências sobre temas luso-germânicas’ (Funchal: DRAC/BCE 2012) and Mulheres: Feminino, Plural (Funchal: Nova Delphi 2013).

As senior researcher in the Research Centre for Communication and Culture (CECC, Catholic University of Lisbon, in Portugal), her current research interests include the Cultural Heritage of War, Gender Studies and the Transfer of (German-Jewish) Modernisms in Literature and Visual Art. She cooperates with the research group ‘Escritura autobiográfica de escritoras judeo-alemanas (s. XIX y XX)’ (University of Santiago de Compostela, in Spain).

During her visiting fellowship at the Centre for German and Austrian Exile Studies, University of London [April-July 2015], she focused on Mechtilde Lichnowsky’s ‘voluntary exiles’ and cultural life among other exiled in London before World War I and after World War II.