Terza Lima-Neves


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Terza Lima-Neves is an assistant professor in political science at Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte, N.C. Dr. Lima-Neves was born and raised on the Cape Verde Islands. As a teenager, she immigrated to the United States, along with her parents and two younger sisters. She received her undergraduate degree in political science from Providence College in Providence, R.I., and M.A. and Ph.D. in political science from Clark Atlanta University in Atlanta, Ga.

Prior to Johnson C. Smith University, Dr. Lima-Neves was a visiting assistant professor at Sewanee: The University of the South, where she was among a group of professors nominated for the 2010 Teacher of the Year Award. She is the managing editor for FORCV.com, an online Cape Verdean newspaper servicing the Cape Verdean diaspora throughout the world. Dr. Lima-Neves also writes articles for FORCV.com on general political and social topics related to the Cape Verdean community. She is also a contributor to the Oxford Dictionary of African Biography, edited by Dr. Henry Louis Gates, which provides a comprehensive overview of the lives of Africans who shaped its history.

Her research interests are modern African diasporas, transnationalism, as well as gender and development. Dr. Lima-Neves teaches courses on African, international, comparative and gender politics.

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