Master (MSc)


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6 Years
30 Jul 2020
Accreditation DGES
Initial registry  R/A-Cr 110/2011 de 31-08-2011
Update registry R/A-Cr 110/2011/AL01 de 05-01-2021
Lectured in Portuguese
Teaching Type In person

Faculty for (2023/2024)

Laboratory in Urban Studies | Methodology in Urban Studies
Filipa Pinho is a sociologist and holds a PhD degree in sociology awarded by Iscte-Instituto Universitário de Lisboa. She is invited assistant professor at the School of Sociology and Public Policy (ESPP, Iscte), since the school year 2019/2020. Was, between January 2019 and September 2021, a post doctoral researcher at CES Coimbra, on the project Experiences and Expectations of Return of New Portuguese Emigrants: Reintegration and Mobilities, in which CIES_Iscte was also a participant research centre (and in which Filipa is associate researcher). Her research interests have been focused mainly in international migration (Portuguese emigration, Brazilian emigration to Portugal, migration policy, refugees) and, more recently, on housing data (participanes on the project LxHabidata) . Was invited assistant researcher of the projects PandPAS and Below 10, at CIES-IUL, in 2018. Before, Filipa was the Executive Coordinator at the Emigration Observatory since its foundation, in 2009, until 2013. She has been, also, a project coordinator and researcher at International Organization for Migration in Lisbon (in 2004 and in 2014) and researcher in several projects, among which: Empreender 2020 - Regresso de uma Geração Preparada/ The return of a prepared generation - AEP Foundation (2017); Integration and political participation of immigrants (2015), for the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA); Support and Opposition do Migration in a Comparative Perspective (2017). She worked as a Consultant for IPPS-Iscte and for PPLL, Lda, and worked as a market researcher for national and international companies.
Theories of the City and Territory
Consumption, Culture and Urban Quality of Life
 Maria Assunção Gato is a researcher at ISCTE-Instituto Universitário de Lisboa, integrating the Centre for the Study of Socioeconomic Change and the Territory (DINÂMIA'CET-Iscte). Her main research interests lie in urban anthropology and sociology, exploring themes like space values, meanings and spatial consumption, social recompositions, lifestyles, residential dynamics in urban territories and tourism. In parallel, she has developed a second line of research focused on cultural, creative and participatory dynamics, considering socio-economic changes and impacts on territories and local communities. Maria Assunção Gato holds a PhD in Cultural and Social Anthropology and a Master in Geography - Territorial Management from the Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas, Universidade Nova de Lisboa. She is currently sub-director of DINÂMIA'CET-Iscte, director of the journal Cidades, Comunidades e Territórios and co-coordinator of Thematic Line 1 -  Regenerative Territories for Carbon Neutrality - of the SocioDigital Lab for Public Policy of Iscte.
Master Dissertation in Urban Studies
Consumption, Culture and Urban Quality of Life | Urban Development and City Policies | Theories of the City and Territory
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