Fátima Vieira is Associate Professor (with “Agregação”) at Faculdade de Letras da Universidade do Porto, where she has been teaching since 1986. She has got her Doctoral degree in 1998, with a thesis on William Morris and the British Utopian Literary tradition.
She was the Chair of the Utopian Studies Society / Europe from 2006 to 2016.
She is the Coordinator of the University of Porto’s branch of CETAPS – Centre for English, Translation and Anglo-Portuguese Studies, where she is the leader of the research project “Mapping Dreams: British and North-American Utopianism”.
She has also collaborated with ILC – The Institute for Comparative Literature Margarida Losa since 2000, where she has coordinated research projects on Portuguese Utopianism.
She is currently the coordinator of the research project funded by the Foundation for Science and Technology “Utopia, Food and the Future: Utopian Thinking and the Construction of Inclusive Societies – a Contribution from the Humanities”, jointly promoted by ILC and CETAPS.
Among Fátima Vieira’s most important publications on utopia are the chapters she wrote to:
- The Cambridge Companion to Utopian Literature. Gregory Claeys, ed. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010;
- the Histoire Transnationale de La Pensée Utopique et de l’Utopisme. Vita Fortunati and Raymond Trousson, eds. Paola Spinozzi, col. Paris : Honoré Champion Éditeur, 2008;
- the Spanish Journal Utopia and Utopianism. Alex Alex-Alban Gómez Coutouly, ed. Madrid: The University Book, 2007;
- the Brazilian journal Morus: Utopia e Renascimento. Eduardo Berriel, ed. Campinas, Brazil: Unicamp, 2004 and 2011.
She has also edited several volumes in the field of utopian studies:
- Dystopia Matters: On the page, on screen, on Stage. Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars, 2013;
- with Jorge Bastos da Silva, Utopia e Espiritualidade. Cadernos de Literatura Comparada 19 (2008). Porto: Afrontamento;
- Saberes Partilhados: O Lugar da Utopia na Cultura Portuguesa. Famalicão: Quasi, 2006;
- with Marinela Freitas, Utopia Matters: Theory, Politics, Literature and the Arts. Porto: Editora UP, 2005;
- with Maria Teresa Castilho, Estilhaços de Sonho: Espaços de Utopia. Famalicão: Quasi coleção Biblioteca das Utopias, 2004.
And prepared annotated editions of utopian texts:
- Sebastião José Ribeiro da Sá, O que há-de Ser o Mundo no Ano Três Mil, Introdução, edição de texto e notas por Fátima Vieira. Famalicão: Quasi, 2006.