Bachelor (BSc)


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6 Years
30 Jul 2020
Accreditation DGES
Initial registry R/A-Ef 1038/2011 de 18-03-2011
Update registry R/A-Ef 1038/2011/AL01 de 22-07-2015 | R/A-Ef 1038/2011/AL02 de 16/06/2022
School of Sociology and Public Policy
Sedas Nunes Building (Building I), room 1E03
(+351) 210 464 015
9:30 - 18:00
Lectured in Portuguese
Teaching Type In person

The teaching staff of the Sociology degree is highly qualified and recognised nationally and internationally, with extensive experience in teaching and research.

The different areas of specialisation, within Sociology, of the teaching staff, ensures a very embracing training offer in very diverse thematic areas.

Faculty for (2023/2024)

Laboratory: Research Project in Sociology
Aida Valadas de Lima, Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology of the Sociology and Public Policies School of Instituto Universitário de Lisboa, Iscte-Iul, PhD in Sociology by that same University Institute with a dissertation on Agriculture and Rurality in Portugal: 1970-2000. She a lecturer of Iscte-Iul in the Sociology course of the Sociology and Public Policies School and in the Master Degree of Environment and Sustainability Studies of the Social and Human Sciences School. She does research on Sociology, with emphasis on Rural Sociology and Environmental Sociology. In 1992, with Professor Afonso de Barros, she carried on the institutionalization of Environmental Sociology in the syllabus of the courses of Sociology and of Sociology and Planning of ISCTE. She has been the supervisor of various Master and PhD dissertations and research projects as well a member of examination juries of candidates for those levels of University Degrees. She was for several years a member of the Pedagogical Council and she has also been the Academic Coordinator of the 3rd year of the Sociology course. She has published books as well articles in Portuguese and in English languages in various sociological journals. Se has organized and participated in numerous scientific meetings and has also made peer reviews for Portuguese and foreign scientific journals. She was a co-founder of OBSERVA – Society, Environment and Public Opinion, a research program created in 1996 and undertaken by ISCTE and ICS-UL, in which framework she coordinated various research projects. She has also been Research Assistant in the Rural Economics Research Center of the Gulbenkian Institute of Science (CEEA/IGC) and Researcher in the Territorial Studies Center (CET) of ISCTE. Currently, she is Associate Researcher of Cies-Iul/Iscte-Iul, and of ICS-UL.
Extensive Research Methods | Intensive Research Methods
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.
Multivariate Data Analysis for the Social Sciences | Inferential Data Analysis for the Social Sciences | Dependency Models in Data Analysis for the Social Sciences
Ana Caetano, Ph.D. in Sociology (ISCTE-IUL), is a researcher at the Centre for Research and Studies in Sociology (CIES-IUL) and an assistant professor in the Department of Social Research Methods of the School of Sociology and Public Policy at ISCTE-IUL. Her main research interests are biographical disruptions, personal reflexivity, structure-agency relation and biographical methods. She recently coordinated the project "Biographical echoes: triangulation in study of life histories" (2018-2022) and she was also part of the project "Linked lives: a mixed multilevel longitudinal approach to family life course" (2018-2022), both funded by the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT).  
Sociological Theory: Major Schools of Thought
Administration Sciences
David Ferraz holds a PhD in Public Policy from ISCTE-IUL (2018), a master's degree in Administration and Public Policy (ISCTE-IUL - 2008) and a degree in Public Management and Administration (ISCSP-UTL - 2004). He is graduated from the Advanced Studies Course in Public Management (CEAGP-2006), specialization in Organizational Development, Leadership and People Management and from the INA Public Management Training Course (FORGEP-2012). He is an integrated researcher on Iscte - Instituto Universitário de Lisboa, Centro de Investigação e Estudos de Sociologia (CIES-Iscte), Lisboa He was Secretary General of the Economic and Social Council until March 2022. Between 1999 and 2004 he held positions in several private sector companies. He worked in the Research and Consulting Unit of the Instituto Nacional de Administração, I.P. (2006-2010) and was head of the Training Unit in Management and Public Administration (2010-2012), was head of the INA Recruitment and Selection Division, providing this U.O. support to CRESAP (2012-2017). He was also head of the Human Resources Department at IHRU, I.P. (since September 2017). He is a guest researcher at the Center for Administration and Public Policies (CAPP) of the Higher Institute of Social and Political Sciences (ISCSP-UTL), integrating the Research Group on Administration Science. Since 2004, he has been teaching in various courses at INA and ISCTE-IUL (CAGEP; FORGEP; CADAP; Design, Implementation and Evaluation of Public Policies; Specialization Diploma in Public Management; Specialization Diploma in Public Policies; Reform and Modernization Administrative - 6 ECTS). He was invited to give lectures at HSE-Moscow (High School of Economics, School of Public Administration) in the areas of Management and Public Administration. He has participated in working groups and presented scientific communications at conferences of international organizations such as: the American Society for Public Administration, the Centro Latino Americano para el Desarollo, the International Association of Schools and Institutes of Administration, the Public Administration Theory Network. He is author and co-author of several publications, national and international, in the areas of Management, Administration, Public Policies or Human Resources Management.
Sociological Theory: Major Schools of Thought
Classical Sociological Theory
PhD in Sociology at the School of Sociology and Public Policy - ISCTE (funded by FCT - Foundation for Science and Technology); Master in Communication Sciences (Faculty of Human Sciences, Portuguese Catholic University) and Bachelor in Communication Design (Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Lisbon). Assistant Researcher at DINAMIA'CET_Iscte (Research Group Cities and Territories), participating in several projects and networks, at the local, national and European levels. Recent projects: STRONGER PEHRIPHERIES  (Creative Europe), EVALUATION OF THE STRATEGIC PLAN FOR CINEMA AND INDEPENDENT AUDIO-VISUAL PRODUCTION 2014-2018 (Institute of Cinema and Audiovisual - ICA), STRATEGIC PLAN FOR CULTURE IN OEIRAS MUNICIPALITY (Oeiras City Council), CREATOUR - CREATIVE TOURISM DEVELOPMENT IN SMALL CITIES AND RURAL AREAS (Joint Activities Programme of Portugal 2020, Compete 2020, POR Lisboa, POR Algarve and FCT ), 4H-CREAT- QUADRUPLE HELIX TO STIMULATE INNOVATION IN THE ATLANTIC CULTURAL & CREATIVE SMEs (Interreg Atlantic Area She has been invited to lecture at the Department of Sociology at ISCTE, at the Faculty of Architecture and in seminars at different levels of education and institutions in the area of planning, culture and tourism. Member of the Management Committee of the Action CA18214 "The Geography of New Working Spaces and the Impact on the Periphery" (2019-2023) with research on collaborative workspaces; maker spaces; fab labs; living labs, etc. Participated in the COST ACTION IS 1007 "Investigating Cultural Sustainability", studying policies and strategic plans in the area of culture and sustainable development in different European cities.   Collaborated with INTELI (an innovation centre in Lisbon) on several local and European projects in the planning and development field related to creativity, culture and innovation policies.
Extensive Research Methods
Elsa Pegado has a PhD in Sociology from ISCTE-Instituto Universitário de Lisboa and a Master's degree in Communication, Culture and Information Technology from the same institution. She is a researcher at the Centre for Research and Studies in Sociology of ISCTE-IUL (CIES-IUL). Assistant Professor at ISCTE-IUL. She has developed research in the area of sociology of health and illness, more specifically on Complementary and Alternative Medicines and on medications; in the area of social inequalities and poverty and social exclusion; and in the field of evaluation methodologies, evaluation of public policies, programs and projects. She is author and co-author of several publications and communications on these themes.
Institutions and Social Change
Born in Luanda, Angola, in 1959. Holds a BA (1983) and a PhD (2001) in Sociology by ISCTE-IUL. Full Professor at the Department of Sociology of ISCTE-IUL and Senior Researcher of CIES-IUL.  Former Vice-Rector for Research of ISCTE-IUL (2014-2018). Former member of the General Council of ISCTE-IUL (2013-2018). Former Director of CIES-IUL (2006-2014). Former Director of the Doctoral Program in Sociology (2011-2014). Founder and former Director of Mundos Sociais publisher (2010-2014). Long record of research and publication on social classes and inequalities; migration and ethnicity; youth; sociology of sociology; economic and cultural value of the Portuguese language. Supervised or co-supervised 14 doctoral thesis and 31 master dissertations. Started a professional career at the Instituto de Estudos para o Desenvolvimento (1984-1986) and entered ISCTE-IUL as Assistente Estagiário in 1985. Research Assistant at the Institute for Social Sciences, Lisbon University (1987-1989).
Society and Social Policy
State and Public Policy
Helge Jörgens is an Associate Professor at the Department of Political Science and Public Policy of the ISCTE – Instituto Universitário de Lisboa and an Integrated Researcher at CIES-IUL – Centre for Research and Studies in Sociology, in Lisbon Portugal. He holds a PhD from Freie Universität Berlin. From 2010 to 2016 he was tenured Senior Lecturer at the Department of Political and Social Sciences of the Freie Universität Berlin and Managing Director of the Environmental Policy Research Centre (FFU). His research interests include environmental, energy and climate policies, the role and influence of international public administrations, and the diffusion and transfer of public policies.
Descriptive Data Analysis for the Social Sciences | Inferential Data Analysis for the Social Sciences
Assistant Professor at ISCTE-IUL and CIES and had completed his MSc and PhD in  Demography by FCSH of Universidade Nova de Lisboa. Member of the Associação Portuguesa de Demografia. Author of 20 scientific articles and 10 book chapters about 20 demographic topics as: fertility, contraception, mortality, migrations and demographic projections
Laboratory: Research Project in Sociology | Laboratory: Research Report in Sociology
Joana Azevedo is an associate professor at the Department of Sociology, School of Sociology and Public Policy of ISCTE-IUL and integrated research fellow at the Centre for Research and Studies in Sociology (CIES-IUL) since 2008. She holds a PhD in Social Theory and Research from the Department of Sociology and Communication Sciences of the University La Sapienza in Rome (2007), with a doctoral grant for studies abroad from the Portuguese national science foundation - FCT (Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia). She is postgraduated in Data Analysis in Social Sciences (2010) and graduated in Sociology (2001) from the ISCTE-IUL. She is currently member of the Observatories of Communication (OberCom) and Emigration (OEm). She was postdoctoral fellow at CIES-IUL with a postdoctoral grant from the FCT (2008-2014). Since 2011-2012 she has been teaching at ISCTE-IUL in the fields of communication sciences, sociology and social science research methods. She’s member of the Scientific Commitee of the PhD Programme in Comunication Sciences. She also teaches at the European Master's Programme Erasmus Mundus MFamily.
Laboratory: Observational Field Research
Joana Marques is sociologist and researcher, with a PhD in Sociology (University of Sao Paulo), a MA in Social and Solidarity Economy (ISCTE-IUL), and a BA in Sociology (University of Porto, with specialization in Development Studies at the University of Bergen, Norway). Professional career in research and action-research, with different focus of interest such as work and culture, solidarity economy, and mobilities. She was awarded the Horizon2020/ Marie Sklodowska-Curie Action "COLLECTITUDE - Building the collective at times of precarity". She has also participated as researcher in various national and international projects, such as applied research projects funded by Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion of the European Commission (EMEcs, YES, ISA, EUPostLab); academic research projects funded by FCT and CAPES (PROWORK; BooST - Boosting Starter Cycling Cities; Work precarisation, inequalities and dynamics of collective action; The impacts of tourism in Community Development in Africa); and external evaluation and applied research projects (in the fields of arts and social inclusion, Development and Global Citizenship, and education). She is author and co-author of various articles in the fields social and solidarity economy, labour studies, arts education, mobilities, development studies, and research methodologies. She is integrated researcher at the Centre for Research and Studies in Sociology (CIES-Iscte) and board member of the Portuguese Association of Political Economy (EcPol) and the Research & Development association A3S.
Object and Method of Sociology
  João Sebastião, sociologist, PhD in Sociology. Associate Professor at the Department of Political Science and Public Policies at ISCTE-University Institute of Lisbon and researcher at the Center for Research and Studies in Sociology-IUL (CIES-IUL), where he was director between 2014 and 2020. His main research areas are social inequalities in education, educational policies and school violence. In convergence with the research in sociology of education worked as expert in the area of school violence for different national and international institutions (OECD, EU, Council of Europe; or as developer and Coordinator of the School Safety Observatory of the Portuguese Ministry of Education, among others). At CIES maintains a line of work of applied science on programs about school success and early school leaving, class dimension, school violence and municipal educational plans, cooperating with schools, local authorities or NGOs.  
Social Classes and Stratification
Associate Professor of the Department of Sociology in ISCTE-IUL (since 2020). Lecturer in the Doctoral Programmes of Sociology (ISCTE-IUL, since 2006), Urban Studies (FCSH-UNL/ISCTE-IUL, 2016-7), and Social Work (ISCTE-IUL, 2004-5). Lecturer (since 2006) and director (2009-2022) in the Master Programme of Sociology in ISCTE-IUL. Lecturer in the Graduation Programmes of Sociology (since 1994) and OGE  (1991-4) in ISCTE-IUL, and Environment Engineering in Instituto Superior Técnico (1997-9). Member of the Council for the Coordination of the Internationalization of Iscte-IUL (since 2020). Alternate member of the Scientific Commission (since 2022), vice-director (2013-6) and member of the Executive Commission (1995-8) of the Department of Sociology ISCTE-IUL. Member of the Scientific Commissions of the Doctoral Programme in Sociology (since 2006) and Social Work  (ISCTE-IUL, 2007-8), and of the Master Programme in Social Sciences (ISCTE-Instituto Politécnico de Viseu, 2003-6). Member of the Commission for the Evaluation of the Activity of the Researchers in the field of Communication and Culture (since 2021), President of the General Assembly of the Cooperative (2012-2023), member of the Scientific Council (since 1998), co-coordination of the research area of Inequalities, Migrations and Territory (2006-2022), member of the Executive Board of the Cooperative (2006-12), member of the Executive Board (1998-2000; 1995-8) and integrated researcher at CIES-IUL (since 1987). Member of the Executive Board (1998-2000) and researcher at OBSERVA - Observatory of the Environment, Society and Public Opinion (1997-2001). Researcher at Centre of Philosophy of Sciences of the University of Lisbon (2005-6). Member of the Executive Board (1991-3) and researcher at Centre for Territorial Studies CET-IUL (1991-2005). Research scholarships at the Institute of Social Sciences (1990-1), the Permanent Observatory of University Students (1989-90), and the National Board for Scientific and Technological Research (JNICT) (1988-9). Researcher at Nucleus for Urban and Territorial Studies CIES-IUL (1987-91).  Collaboration in 59 research projects and studies, 32 as coordinator. Participation in 23 books, 25 scientific articles, 21 papers in scientific congress acts, and 98 oral communications in scientific events.  Member of the Editorial Council (since 2003) and the Editorial Board (1993-2018) of the journal Sociologia, Problemas e Práticas. Member of the Deontological Board (2006-10), the General Assembly (1994-8), the Coordination Commission of the Professional Field (1991-4), and associate (since 1988) of the Portuguese Sociological Association. Member of the International Sociological Association, and the European Urban Knowledge Network. Collaboration with diverse universities in Portugal and other countries, namely with University of Cabo Verde, Istituto Universitario di Architettura di Venezia, University of Stellenbosch, State University of St. Petersburg, Universidad de Las Palmas, and University of South Australia.
Culture and Society
Sociologist, associated professor and Head of the Department of Political Science and Public Policy at ISCTE-IUL and researcher at the Center for Research and Studies in Sociology, since 1987. Member of the National Council of Education. Former diretor of the Scientific Journal Sociology, Problems and Practices. The main research themes are policies to combat poverty and social exclusion, social policies, education and training policies, popular cultures, rehabilitation of people with disabilities, and planning and evaluation methodologies. He is the author of books, chapters of books,  articles and other papers (more than one hundred and a half) published in Portugal, United Kingdom, Germany, France, Spain, Italy, Brazil, Mauritania, Belgium and Angola. He presented communications and lectures in about two hundred scientific meetings in Portugal and abroad. He was Director General of the Department of Studies, Prospects and Planning of the Ministry of Labor and Social Solidarity (1998-2001), Director General of the Directorate General of Innovation and Curriculum Development of the Ministry of Education (2006-2008) and President of the Agency For the Qualification (2008-2011). He was a member of the Employment Committee of the European Union. He is an active collaborator of diverse associations, of social, professional and local character.
Multivariate Data Analysis for the Social Sciences | Dependency Models in Data Analysis for the Social Sciences
I am a Sociologist. I completed my BA in Sociology in the New University of Lisbon in 2001, having later on completed my Masters degree on Family and Society  (ISCTE-IUL, 2006) and the Post Graduation in Data Analysis in Social Sciences (ISCTE-IUL, 2008). I concluded my PhD in Sociology in ISCTE-IUL on the Transitions to Adulthood in Portugal and Europe, where I followed the critical, theoretical and methodological life course perspective. During my PhD and Pos Doctoral Research I short-visited the University of Tampere (Finland) and Brown University (USA) as a visiting student and/or visiting researcher.  I've been interested and dedicated to topics such as Social trajectories, Quantitative and Qualitative research methods, Life Course Perspective, Sociology of the Family, Social inequalities and the multiple faces of precariousness in Academia. For the moment, I am an Assistant Professor in the Methods of Social Research Department and an Integrated Researcher at CIES-IUL, where I before was an Assistant Researcher by the CEEC 2017 Individual competitive Call.   I coordinated a Research Project  entitled "Linked Lives, alongitudinal, Multilevel and Mixed approach to family life course", co-coordinated a project funded by FCT entitled "Biographical echoes: triangulation in the study of life histories", both funded by FCT. I am also the local coordinated of the project COORDINATE, funded by Horizon2020 and coordinated by the Metropolitan Manchester University. I am associate editor for Journal of Youth Studies.  I was part of the Commission of Evaluation of the I Portuguese Youth Plan. I was responsible for the collection and analysis of the results of the questionnaires applied to young people, that served and scientific evidence and support to the conception of the I and II National Youth Plans.   I co-coordinate, with Ana Caetano, since 2017,  a series of seminars on  "Biographies and Trajectories", where researchers from national and international universities present and discuss results and research trajectories of biographical and life course projects.  I have been publishing nationally and internationally in different formats, from which I would underlie the scientific articles published in journals such as Quality and Quantity, Journal of Youth Studies, Sociology, Child in Care Practice, Contemporary Social Science; Scientometrics, for example; and the book chapters on Youth related issues in edited books by publishers like Routlegde, Brill, Polity Press or Palgrave Macmillan.  Recently I have published in the Tinta da China Publisher, with Ana Caetano, Anabela Pereira and Sónia Bernardo Correia, a book entitled "De viva Voz. Ecos Biográficos da Sociedade Portuguesa". In 2022 I edited with Gary Pollock the Routledge Handbook for Inequalities and the Life Course. In 2021 I edited with Ana Caetano a book on "Structure and Agency in Young People’s Lives. Theory, Methods and Agendas", by Routledge.  I believe in public sociology and as such have been publishing scientific opinion short pieces in Newspaper O Público and in semi-scientific on line Plataforma Barómetro Social, about topics such as scientific precarity, conceptual plagiarism and youth. I participated in an edited of the 45 graus podcast, and in a FFMS event, both about youth.  My 2023 publications are:  Can you keep a secret? Family histories, secrets and ethics. Families, Relationships and Societies (with Maria Silva and Ana Caetano)    Secrets as Storytelling: Family Histories and Inter-Personal Intimacy, Sociological Perspectives (with Maria Silva and Ana Caetano)    A year in the life: living portraits of the COVID-19 pandemic in Portugal (forthcoming with Ana Caetano, Anabela Pereira, Sónia Bernardo Correia and John Goodwin)    Touching from a distance: gaining intimacy with research participants during the COVID-19 pandemic (forthcoming with Ana Caetano, Anabela Pereira and Sónia Bernardo Correia)    De viva Voz. Ecos Biográficos da Sociedade Portuguesa, Tinda-da-China (with Ana Caetano, Anabela Pereira and Sónia Bernardo Correia)     Shedding light on the biographical research field: profiles of publication, Quality and Quantity (with Ana Caetano and Pedro Abrantes)     Devil in the details. Looking for tough moments in unusual places, Child Care in Practice (with Maria Silva and Diana Carvalho)     Structure and Agency in Young People’s Lives.Theory, Methods and Agendas, Routledge (now in paperback, with Ana Caetano)  
Classical Sociological Theory
Mara Clemente is a sociologist. She holds a PhD in Theory and Social Research from Sapienza University of Rome, with research on tourism and sex market in the Caribbean, which involved an empirical study in the Dominican Republic. Through taking an international research path, Mara deals with questions involving gender, sexuality and different forms of mobility - from movements with the aim of recreation to labour migration, including issues related to “refuge” and “human trafficking”.  She is an integrated researcher at the Centre for Research and Studies in Sociology at ISCTE-University Institute of Lisbon, and for the last few years Mara, has dedicated special attention to “human trafficking” and counter-trafficking, first with research on processes of assistance for trafficked people in Portugal and, subsequently, a project dedicated to the construction of counter-trafficking systems in southern Europe (Portugal, Spain and Italy).  Mara is currently Vice-chair of the Cost Action “Globalization, Illicit Trade, Sustainability and Security”, Co-Coordinator of the Thematic Section of APS Globalization, Politics and Citizenship and member of the Coordination Committee of STS-MigTec Network.  She is the author of publications in journals such as Social and Legal Studies, Dialectical Anthropology and International Review of Sociology. Among the recent publications is the book, The Immobility Turn: Mobility, Migration and the COVID-19 Pandemic, co-authored with David Cairns, published by Bristol University Press in 2023.
Social Classes and Stratification | Laboratory: Ethics and Profession in Sociology
Sociologist. Associated Professor at the Iscte-Instituto Universitário de Lisboa | Escola de Sociologia e Políticas Públicas, Sociology Department. Researcher at CIES-Iscte, where co-coordinates the Research Group Inequalities, Work and Well-being. Director of Iscte Soft-Skills Lab (LCT-Iscte).  President of the Scientific Committee of the special competitions for access to Iscte, and is responsible for coordinating the organization of the reception of these students and supporting them in their academic and social integration. Throughout my research career I have participated in project teams and scientific consultancies, national and international, invested in themes such as social classes and social inequalities, the characterization of living conditions and value orientations of higher education students, aging societies, well-being, social change, and lifestyles, among others.   Currently, I am co-coordinating an international exchange project, aiming at the creation of a Transversal Skills Laboratory at the Amilcar Cabral University, in Guinea-Bissau; I am the coordinator of the evaluation study of the student residences (ERASMUS+); I am a member of the research team of the pedagogical innovation project "Flipping learning internationally in a post-pandemic era"  and a member of the research team of EUROSTUDENT (European Project on living conditions of students). I have published several national and international articles, book chapters, and books, and participated in communications at national and international conferences. My recent publications have appeared in International Studies of Sociology in Education, European Journal of Social Work, Portuguese Journal of Social Science, Sociologias (BR); Sociologia, Problemas e Práticas, Sociologia On-Line, and Análise Social. 
Laboratory: Statistical Sources and Indicators
Associate Professor at the Department of Social Research Methods Researcher at the Centre for Research and Studies in Sociology (ISCTE-IUL) Coordinator of the Research Group Family, Generations and Health Editor of the Portuguese Journal of Social Science Associate Editor of the Journal of Youth Studies Research Areas: Youth, Tecnology and Social Inequalities
Classical Sociological Theory
Nuno Oliveira is a sociologist with a PhD in Sociology from ISCTE-IUL (2012). He is a post-doctoral researcher at CIES (ISCTE -IUL) and visiting assistant professor at ISCTE -IUL.  As a researcher, he develops work on local dynamics of immigrant integration and urban policies, the meaning of intercultural models, and the political and theoretical transition from multiculturalism to interculturalism, with a particular focus on the deep understanding of the Portuguese model. He was a visiting fellow at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity in Gottingen. Currently, he coordinates, in Portugal, the project SINAFE (Erasmus + sport), focused on the social inclusion of African athletes in Europe and the construction of a curriculum for their sports careers. Among other projects, he coordinated the project Diversities, space and migrations in the entrepreneurial city (CIES-IUL, FAUL and CRIA) funded by the European Commission's Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund (AMIF), which focused on the transformations of urban centres and the agents that produce or are affected by them. He was a senior researcher at the Conviviality and Superdiversity Project (CIES-IUL) and was part of the GOVDIV (Multilevel Governance of Cultural Diversity in Europe and Latin America) network at CIES, a project funded by the European Commission's IRSE. He was responsible for the project Operation Vote, on the political and civic participation of immigrants, funded by the Program on Fundamental Rights and Citizenship of the European Commission. He has published extensively in these areas, both nationally and internationally. His teaching experience has been focused on sociological theories, including the courses "Classical Sociological Theories", "Sociological Theories - the major schools" and "Contemporary Sociological Theories". He has also written and published on these themes.  He worked as Detached National Expert (DNE) at the Unit Research and Data Collection of the European Commission's Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) in Vienna. Previously, he was the coordinator of the National Observatory of Racism and Xenophobia, anchored in a partnership with ACM and FRA.   
Institutions and Social Change | Laboratory: Statistical Sources and Indicators
Descriptive Data Analysis for the Social Sciences | Inferential Data Analysis for the Social Sciences
Introduction to Excel
Modernity and the Social Question
Associate Professor with Habilitation at Iscte-Instituto Universitário de Lisboa. Director  of the Master in Communication, Culture and Information Technologies and deputy director of Sociology Department. Researcher at CIES-Iscte, currently develops research in the areas of "Communication, Information Technologies and Health", "Health Literacy" and "Digital Health". ERASMUS coordinator of the Sociology Department. Associated Editor of the Observatório magazine (OBS * -, member of the Scientific Committee of Edicciones-InCom-UAB and of the Editorial Committee of Revista de Comunicación y Salud (www. Author of several books and articles in the areas of Health and Communication, Network Communication and Youth and Media in Portugal.
Descriptive Data Analysis for the Social Sciences | Extensive Research Methods | Sociological Theory: Major Schools of Thought
Contemporany Sociology Theory
Rui Pena Pires is a professor at ISCTE-IUL, where he completed his BA, MC, and PhD in Sociology, and is a researcher at CIES-IUL. He has been the scientific coordinator of the Portuguese Emigration Observatory (Observatório da Emigração) since 2009. Formerly, he was the head of the Department of Sociology and Pro-Vice-Rector at ISCTE-IUL. From 2007 to 2010 he was a member of the Management Board of the Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA) of the European Union (EU). His research interests include sociological theory, international migration and sociology of development. He is author of several publications, including the book Migrações e Integração: Teoria e Aplicações à Sociedade Portuguesa (Migration and Integration: Theory and Applications to the Study of Portuguese Society) (Celta 2003) and Atlas da Emigração Portuguesa (Atlas of Portuguese Emigration) (Mundos Sociais, 2023).
Object and Method of Sociology
Laboratory: Ethics and Profession in Sociology | Laboratory: Observational Field Research
Sandra Palma Saleiro ( PhD in Sociology. Researcher at the Centre for Research and Studies in Sociology (CIES-IUL). Invited Assistant Professor at the Department of Sociology, School of Sociology and Public Policy, of the University Institute of Lisbon (ISCTE-IUL). She has worked on research projects on gender, gender equality and gender violence; transgender, gender diversity; social inequalities and poverty and social exclusion; evaluation methodologies, evaluation of public policies and programs and projects. In her doctoral thesis entitled "Trans Genders. A sociological approach to gender diversity”,  she mapped the diversity of (trans) gender identities and expressions in Portuguese society. The most recent projects include the project "Gender Diversity, Citizenship and Health" at CIES-IUL, within the scope of the FCT - Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (2016-2022); the coordination of “National Portuguese Study on the Needs of LGBTI+ Persons and the reasons for discrimination on grounds of sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, and sexual characteristics”, financed by POISE (2021-2022); the  local coordination of the projet “Cávado + Equal. Equality and Reconciliation in personal, family and professional life” (2020-2023).
Institutions and Social Change
Evaluation Methodologies | Planning Methodologies
Laboratory: Statistical Sources and Indicators | Intensive Research Methods
Sofia Gaspar (PhD in Sociology, Complutense University of Madrid, 2005) is Research Assistant at CIES-Iscte, Lisbon University Institute, Portugal. She has coordinated several projects on bi-national couples, transnational families and Chinese immigrants, and she has vastly published on this field. My recent publications include the co-edition of the books The Presence of China and the Chinese Diaspora in Portugal and Portuguese-Speaking Territories (2021, Brill) and Southeast Asian Migration: People on the Move in Search of Work, Refuge and Belonging (Sussex Academic Press, 2015). I have also published several papers in peer-review journals (International Migration, Population, Space and Place, Journal of Chinese Overseas, Sociologia - Problemas e Práticas, Portuguese Journal of Social Science). Since January 2023, she is the local coordinator of the project AspirE, "Decision making of aspiring (re)migrants to/within the EU: The case of labour market-leading migrations from Asia", on the scope of HORIZON-CL2-2022-TRANSFORMATIONS-01).  She is Member of the Organizing Committee of the Thematic Section Migrations, Ethnicity and Racism of the Portuguese Sociological Association (APS), and she is co-organizing the workshops Meetings on Chinese Studies and Seminar of Cultural Diversity in Contemporary Families, both at Cies-Iscte.  She is also member of several international networks: CHERN - China in Europe Research Network (COST Action), CERPE - China Europe Platform on Migration, PRIMOB - Privileged Mobilities: Local Impacts, Belonging and Citizenship (IMISCOE), DIVCULT - Superdiversity, Migration and Cultural Change (IMISCOE) and Lifestyle Migration Hub. Her current research activity is focused on the privileged migrations, investment mobilities, social integration of immigrants' descendants, particularly on the Chinese community in Portugal and Europe.
Sociology Placement
Thais França is currently a visiting assistant professor of the Master in Labour Sciences and Industrial Relations (Iscte-IUL) and an integrated researcher at the Centre for Research and Studies in Sociology Institute of the Lisbon University Institute (Cies-Iscte, Iscte-IUL). Currently she coordinates the project “SAGE19: Scientific and Academic Gender (in) equality during Covid19” funded by the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology on the impact of the Covid19 pandemic on female scholar’s career. She was was granted an EEAgrants for her project 'Mapping out: Portugal on the European anti-immigrant movements map' in partnership with PRIO, Norway. Her research expertise and interests focus on migration, mobilities, gender, social inequalities and post-colonial studies. She earned my PhD degree in Sociology in the Labor Relations, Social Inequalities and Unionism program at the Center for Social Studies, University of Coimbra in 2012. Her research was funded by the FCT and its main objective was to analyse the employment insertion of Brazilian women in Portugal. Since then, the topics of social inequality, immigration and gender have become the tripod of her studies. In 2013, at CIES, ISCTE-IUL, she started her career as an independent researcher under the FCT post-doctoral scheme coordinating the project Scientific Mobility to and from Portugal: Production and Circulation of Knowledge in Highly-Skilled Immigration (2012-2018). The project aimed, on the one hand, to analyse international academic and scientific mobility to Portugal as a qualified immigration modality and, on the other, to reflect on how social and gender inequalities reproduce in this phenomenon. Along these years she also took part in different projects and networks, namely GOVDIV Multilevel governance of cultural diversity in a comparative perspective: EU-Latin America (IRSES, Marie Curie Action, FP7-SP3- PEOPLE); A Global Survey on "Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Life of Higher Education Students (University of Ljubljana); the international research clusters IMISCOE : Education and Social Inequality and RIMAC - Red sobre Internacionalización y Movilidades Académicas y Científicas (RIMAC) /Programa de redes temáticas del CONACYT- México. She was the Co-Chair of the Latin America Studies Association (LASA) Gender Section (2018-2020). Additionally, she was a visiting researcher in many institutions in different countries: Gender and Feminist Department, Berkeley University (USA), Department of Sociology University of Warwick (UK), CONICET (Argentina), boosting her career internationalization. The outputs of her work have been presented in in several academic conferences and published in international journals and book chapters. She organized three edited volumes and numerous scientific meetings. Currenlty, she is a member of the European Commission  expert group on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on gender equality in EU R&I (2022-2023)
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