José Alberto Raimundo, a Mozambican anthropologist, received his doctorate from the University of Paris VIII, France, in 2008, magna cum laude. He received his MA in Anthropology and Sociology of Development from the same university in 2002. Dr. Raimundo lectures in anthropology, sociology and African history at the Pedagogic University, Faculty of Social Sciences, where he received his "Licenciatura" (BA-Honours) in History in 1992. He was the head of the Department of History between 2002 and 2004 at the same Faculty. He has been senior lecturer since 2000, and is currently the Head of the Department of Anthropology and Sociology at the Pedagogic University.
Raimundo has undertaken research on land dispute resolution and land inheritance for the former Land Nucleus Studies of Eduardo Mondlane University. He has presented papers on the topic in Uganda, Botswana, Ilha Reunion (Reunion Island) and Mozambique. Dr. Raimundo is currently coordinating the Urban Land Market project in Maputo. He is writing a history of the Pedagogic University as well as a history of FRELIMO war veterans. He has been a member of the Council for the Development of Social Sciences Research in Africa since 2003.