'Quando Era Jovem…/When I was young…': An Intergenerational Oral History of Youth in Maputo, Mozambique (1975-2020)

This project explores how state discourses about a juventude (the “youth”) have shaped the lives, politics, and identities of young people since Mozambique declared its independence in 1975.

Johanna draws on archival research, as well as oral history interviews with multiple generations of youths in Maputo. Her project explores remote and intergenerational interviewing techniques that aim to expand reciprocal practices in oral history research.

Johanna’s research is funded by QEH, the Gerda-Henkel-Stiftung, the Royal Historical Society and Wolfson College.

Johanna Wetzel
Research Student