Paulo Jorge Fernandes

Paulo Jorge Fernandes is a Portuguese professor, specialized in contemporary and political history. He has devoted himself to the study of political satire and editorial cartooning from a comparative historical perspective. Above all, he is interested in the analysis of the political and social uses of graphic humor throughout history, fixing the theme as a language of interpretation of the past and the present.

He is Assistant Professor at the History Department at NOVA FCSH. Integrated Researcher at the NOVA FCSH Institute of Contemporary History, where he currently serves as Vice-President of the Board and coordinates the research group on “History, Territory and Environment”.

He published, among other books, “Mariano Cirilo de Carvalho: the «Hidden Power» of Portuguese liberalism, 1876-1892 (2010) and Mouzinho de Albuquerque: a soldier at the service of the Empire (2010). He has also participated in collective works, most notably the publications of “The international impact of the regicide of D. Carlos”, in Global History of Portugal (2020); “The crisis of liberalism – 1890-1930”, in Contemporary Political History: Portugal 1808-2000 (2019).