Award‐Winning Scholar Shines a Light on Her Homeland

I was featured in the September issue of Women in Higher Education in an article written by Lois Elfman. Read the full article by clicking here.  Please note that in the article, Elfman discusses the upcoming book on Cabo Verdean women. I’d like to make it clear that the book is a collaboration and edited volume…

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Lessons On Being A Professional Black Woman: What I Wish I knew Then…

In September, I was invited to address the participants of a wonderful professional development event hosted by the Kriolas Professional Association (KPA). It was such a well-organized event, filled with great lessons about taking care of “self” and how to succeed in the working world that I wrote down and took home. If these young…

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HEROINAS D’NOS TERRA: CABO VERDEAN WOMEN, 34 YEARS AFTER INDEPENDENCE

This article was originally published in June 2009, in celebration of Cabo Verde’s 34 years of independence. I am republishing it here with some revisions. Since then, we have lost two of our great revolutionaries, Paula Fortes (Cabo Verde) and Carmen Pereira (guine-Bissau). As you read this piece, I urge you to reflect on how…

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Cape Verdean Sisters in the Carolinas

For more the full interview go to the Our Edible Stories Website What do white rice and floor cleaning solution have in common? Well, for these Cape Verdean sisters it is the smell of home. But if home is where your heart is, then these two ladies embrace land and love on both sides of the…

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You Can’t Untangle My Roots: Being an Cabo Verdean Activist in America

For the full interview and to read more go to http://www.nextfem.com/stereotypes-story-terza-lima-neves/ What challenges would you face as an immigrant in the US, learning to function in a new culture and speak a new language? My guest has proven that any challenge can be met head-on when determination and perseverance run in your family. You don’t want…

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Lessons From My Lincoln Days: Unapologetically Terza Lima-Neves ’95, Ph.D.

This International Women’s Day, Middle and Upper School students were treated to a talk by Terza Lima-Neves ’95, Ph.D., a Kriola, mommy-scholar, professor of political science at Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte, North Carolina, and a proud Lincoln girl. “I’m here because I wanted to tell you the importance of my time at this great…

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Dr. Terza Lima-Neves ’00 — From Cape Verde to PC and beyond

In this episode, Dr. Terza Lima-Neves ’00, who emigrated from Cape Verde as a teenager, describes the issues facing women from the West African nation. Now an associate professor of political science at Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte, N.C., Lima-Neves discusses the memento she treasures from her PC days and the professor who nurtured…

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A Love Letter: Lessons From My JCSU Students

About on This article At the end of the 2017-18 academic year, I received the University’s highest honor awarded to a faculty member, the Cato Par Excellence Teaching Award. Part of the responsibility of winning the Cato Award is that the faculty member is invited to address the students during one of the fancy events…

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