Rui Gomes Coelho

Grant Awarding Coordinator
(Durham University)

Twitter: @ruigomescoelho

Rui Gomes Coelho is an historical archaeologist working on colonialism, decolonisation, conflict and resistance in Southern Europe and in the Atlantic World, and committed to the ongoing struggle to decolonise the discipline. He joined the Department of Archaeology as an Assistant Professor in Historical Archaeology in the summer of 2020, after having lived in Portugal, Brazil and the United States for several years. Rui is also affiliated with the Centre for Archaeology at the Universidade de Lisboa. He is currently working on two main projects: the archaeology of slavery in Cacheu, Guinea-Bissau, and the archaeology of antifascist resistance in Drežnica, Croatia.