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Asaf Augusto

Fakultät für Biologie, Chemie und Geowissenschaften
Politische Geographie


2004 – 2006BTh. North-West University, Potchefstroom Campus.
2007BH HONS. North-West University, Potchefstroom Campus (with commendation).
2008 – 2010

MA. Church History and Systematic Theology.

Dissertation title: 

“The impact of persecution (1950-1974) upon the Igreja Evangelical Congregational in Angola – A Church-Historical Study.” North-West University, Potchefstroom Campus (with commendation). 
2010 – 2012

MA. International Conflict Management.

Dissertation Title:

“The Impact of the Angolan Political History on the Social Division among the Angolan Community in Bavaria – A case study.”

Alice Salomon University of Applied sciences  Berlin (with 1.7 “good” in the German system).


2000 – 2002Vollzeitstelle bei einer NGO in Angola und Südafrika.
2005 – 2007Freiwilligen Arbeit bei der NGO "Africa Renewal" in Südafrika.
2003 – 2010Vollzeitstudent an der North-West University, Potchefstroom Campus.
2010 – 2012Vollzeitstudent, Alice-Salomon-Fachhochschule, Berlin.
2013Doktorand, Swansea University.
2015Doktorand (transfer), Bayreuth International Graduate School of African Studies 


The economic crisis which particularly affected the southern tier of EU countries since 2008 set in motion various new migration trends, some of which echoed past migratory routes. In the case of Portugal, post-crisis migrations have been in two directions: northwards to more prosperous European countries, and southwards to former colonies in Africa, notably the oil-producing state of Angola. This dissertation seeks to respond the following questions:

  • How can recent Portuguese migration to Angola be “explained”?
  • What are the distinctive characteristics of this new migration flows?
  • Sub- questions
  • What theoretical perspectives help to understand Portuguese migration to Angola?
  • What are the details and dynamics at play in this migration (Historical, political, economic, cultural, economic, institution, spatial- temporal etc?
  • What is the relationship between the realities of Portuguese employment in Angola and discourses and myths about Portuguese and Angolans?
  • Does being a Portuguese migrant in Angola have an advantage for employment?
  • What is the role of skill in this migration? How are skill and unskilled Portuguese able to obtain employment in Angola labour market?
  • How are Angolan nationals responding to the presence of Portuguese migrants in Angola?   

Vorträge und Lehre

  • Centre for Migration Policy Research (CMPR) 13th February 2014 -Presented
  • University of Oxford 21st-22nd February 2014- Participate
  • Gregynog Postgraduate Conference 26th February 2014- Presented
  • Lisbon 12th -14th March 2014-Contributed
Asaf Augusto

Fakultät für Biologie, Chemie und Geowissenschaften
Politische Geographie



Asaf Augusto: Schultz, Susanne U.: “Failed” Migratory Adventures? Malian Men Facing Conditions Post Deportation in Southern Mali. Bielefeld, 2022. In:International Migration, 61, S. 372-374: 2023


Asaf Augusto, Elisa Alves, Russell King, Jorge Malheiros: Reciprocal migration : the coloniality of recent two-way migration links between Angola and Portugal. In: Comparative Migration Studies, 10 (2022). - .

Asaf Augusto, Lesley Braun: Women and Cross-border Trade Between Angola and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. In: Natalia Ribas-Mateos, Saskia Sassen (Hrsg.): The Elgar Companion to Gender and Global Migration : Beyond Western Research. - Cheltenham, UK ; Northampton, USA : Edward Elgar, 2022. - S. 241-253.


Asaf Augusto: North to South Migration : Portuguese Labour Migration to Angola. - Baden-Baden : Nomos, 2021. - 177 S.


Asaf Augusto, Russell King: "Skilled white bodies" : Portuguese workers in Angola as a case of North–South migration. In: The Geographical Journal, 186 (2020). - S. 116-127.


Asaf Augusto: The impact of persecution upon the Igreja Evangelica Congregacional in Angola 1950–1974. In: International Journal for Religious Freedom, 1 (2008). - S. 81-84.

Asaf Augusto

Fakultät für Biologie, Chemie und Geowissenschaften
Politische Geographie

Dr Asaf Augusto

E-Mail: asafaugusto@gmail.com

Verantwortlich für die Redaktion: Univ.Prof.Dr. Martin Doevenspeck

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