Luiza Cortesão
Paulo Freire Centenary: “The Traveler”

Paulo Freire traveled the world and influenced educators in Europe and Africa, as well as the Americas. To understand his international legacy, Luiza Cortesão, a Portuguese specialist in Freirean studies and co-founder and current president of the Paulo Freire Portugal Institute, tells us about Freire’s reception outside Brazil.

Whether with the clandestine spread of Pedagogy of the Oppressed under the dictatorship of António Salazar, or with the experience of Freire’s exile in Chile, the United States, and Switzerland, as well as trips to several Portuguese-speaking African countries, Luíza Cortesão invites us to follow the political and pedagogical impact of this journey.

Luiza Cortesão is also a professor at the Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences of the University of Porto. She developed several projects with Unesco in Cape Verde, Mozambique, Angola and São Tomé and Príncipe.