Faculty

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).  
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.
Graça Índias Cordeiro (Lisbon, 1960, PhD in Anthropology, 1996), anthropologist, professor at ISCTE-IUL, has long experience teaching and researching cities and urban life, territories and identity, urban neighborhoods and communities, sociability, representations and urban imagery. Lisbon has been her main field site, but currently she is carrying out an ethnographic and historical research on the meanings of the 'Portuguese' category in the Metro Boston. She is the author and co-author of several national and international publications, has coordinated two doctoral programs in the area of urban studies and has been a visiting professor in Spain, Brazil and the United States of America, where she was, in Spring 2019, the first Gulbenkian / Saab Visiting Scholar in Portuguese Studies at UMass, Lowel.
PhD in Sociology, in Theory and Method. Full Professor in the Department of Social Research Methods at ISCTE-University Institute of Lisbon. Director of School of Sociology and Public Policies. Director of the Postgraduate in Data Analysis in Social Sciences. Expert in methodological issues and quantitative data analysis. Senior researcher at the Center for the Research and Study of Sociology (CIES-ISCTE-IUL). Area of research is focused inside the quantitative and multivariate methods for categorical and quantitative variables, mainly methods of interdependence and dependence; multilevel models; longitudinal models; measurement models, mediation and moderation models; estimation with bootstrapping. She teaches several courses of multivariate statistics and advanced data analyses on Master and PhD Programs. She has coordinated research projects and she has participated in several research national and international projects, developing her skills of advanced data analysis with quantitative methods. She has published several books and several articles in Portugal and abroad.
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
Madalena Ramos completed her MSc in Sociology in 1995 at New University of Lisbon, Faculty of Social and Human Sciences, and obtained her PhD in Education, from Lisbon University’s Faculty of Science in 2003. She is currently Associated Professor at the University Institute of Lisbon (Iscte–Instituto Universitário de Lisboa), teaching mainly statistics and data analysis. She is the head of the Department of Social Research Methods, and an integrated researcher of Centre for Research and Studies in Sociology (CIES-IUL). Her current interests are in the field of sociology of family and integrity and academic fraud. She as published several scientific articles, book chapters and edited books. She was President and Vice-President of Iscte's Pedagogical Council and is currently a member of the Ethics Council. She was Vice President of the Portuguese Sociological Association (APS) board. Currently, she is the presently the director of SOCIOLOGIA ON LINE, the APS’s electronic scientific Journal.   Recent publications  Brandão, S.,  &  Ramos,  M.  (2023).  Teleworking  in  the  context  of  the  Covid-19  pandemic:   advantages,   disadvantages   and   influencing   factors   -   the   workers’   perspective. Revista Brasileira de Gestão de Negócios, 25(2), p.253-268. https://doi.org/10.7819/rbgn.v25i2.4221 Gomes, L., Martins, J., Ramos, M., & Carreiro da Costa, F. (2023). The impact that nonphysical education teachers' perceptions play on the promotion of active and healthy lifestyles: A cross-sectional qualitative study. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 20, 2026. (Q1)  https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph20032026 Gomes, L., Martins, J., Ramos, M., & Carreiro da Costa, F. (2023). Physical activity levels of Portuguese adolescents in the first period of confinement due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the first activities of teachers and coaches: a cross-sectional study (Niveles de actividad física de adolescentes portugueses en el primer periodo de confinamiento por la pandemia de COVID-19 y las primeras actividades de profesores y entrenadores: un estudio transversal). Retos, 47, 701–709. (Q3).  https://doi.org/10.47197/retos.v47.93923 Ramos, M. & Ferreira, A.C. (2022). Marriage patterns among Portuguese-Brazilian couples: are same-sex couples different from heterosexual couples? Migraciones. (Q2). https://doi.org/10.14422/mig.2022.018 Abrantes, P., Banha, R., Ramos, M., Aníbal, A. & Urze, P. (2022). Inserções, identidades e competências dos sociólogos em Portugal. Sociologia, Problemas e Práticas, 100, 65-85. (Q3). https://doi.org/10.7458/SPP202210025945 Morais, C., Ramos, M., Cardoso, A., Gonçalves, S., Ramos, R., Costa, R.P. & Gonçalves , J.P. (2022). Plágio no ensino superior. Mensurar o que os alunos fazem, sabem e julgam saber. SOCIOLOGIA ON LINE, 29, 90-108. https://doi.org/10.30553/sociologiaonline.2022.29.4 Mata, C., Onofre, M., Costa, J., Ramos, M., Marques, A. & Martins, J. (2021). Motivation and  Perceived Motivational Climate by Adoles-cents in Face-to-Face Physical Education during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Sustainability. Special Issue "Physical Activity and Sustainable Health". 13(23), 13051. (Q1). https://doi.org/10.3390/su132313051 Gaspar, S., Ramos, M. & Ferreira, A.C. (2021). Transnational divorce in binational marriages: the case of Portuguese-Brazilian and Portuguese-Cape Verdean couples. Population, Space and Place. e2435. (Q1). https://doi.org/10.1002/psp.2435 Ramos, M. & Morais, C. (2021). As várias faces do plágio entre estudantes do ensino superior: um estudo de caso. Educação e Pesquisa, 47. e235184. (Q3).  https://doi.org/10.1590/S1678-4634202147231584
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)  
PhD in Quantitative Methods, specialising in Statistics and Data Analysis (Iscte). Assistant Professor in the Department of Social Research Methods (DMPS, Iscte) and Deputy Director of DMPS. Researcher at CIES-Iscte and member of the Youth Employment Observatory (OEJ). Coordinator of the Specialisation Course in Visual Information Communication (since 2015). Researcher on the European projects InCities - Trailblazing Inclusive, Sustainable and Resilient Cities and Synclusive - System approach to close the employment gap and create a more inclusive labour market for vulnerable groups. She has developed and participated in various projects, studies, workshops and papers at national and international conferences. Research interests: sampling, robust statistics, data visualisation, employability, well-being and social inequalities.
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
Patrícia Ávila (patricia-avila@iscte.pt). PhD and Master Degree in Sociology. Associate Professor at Iscte at the Department of Social Research Methods of the School of Sociology and Public Policies. Integrated Researcher at CIES-Iscte. Director of the Doctoral Programme in Sociology (CIES e Iscte). Coordinator of the Research Group 'Knowledge Society, Competencies and Communication', at CIES-Iscte. She has participated in several research projects on different themes, with particular emphasis on literacy and reading, competencies, adult education, science and society, and social research methods She is the author of several articles and books.  
Master in Demography and Sociology of Population and PhD in Sociology from Iscte-Instituto Universitário de Lisboa. Associate Professor at the Department of Social Research Methods (DMPS) and Researcher at CIES-Iscte, in the Family, Generations and Health research line. Co-coordinator of the Laboratory of Social Studies on Birth - nascer.pt.President of the Pedagogical Council of Iscte.Member of the Scientific Committee of the Department of Social Research Methods, School of Sociology and Public Policy (ESPP).President of the Jury of the M23 competition of the ESPP, and member of the Scientific Committee of the special competitions for access to Iscte, which contributes to the design of training and monitoring responses for an increasingly diverse student body, aiming to improve access conditions and the academic and social experience of students (from 2019 to 2023).Areas of research interest: Demography, Sociology of Population and Sociology of Birth and Maternity.Co-coordinator of an international cooperation project in the area of Education and Higher Education with the Amílcar Cabral University in Guinea-Bissau.Researcher in the projects FEMINA, EQUALS4COVID19, ERASMUS+ Education and Training, and member of the team responsible for the elaboration of the Strategic Plan for Intermunicipal Development of Education in Alto Alentejo, the Strategic Educational Plan of Baixo Alentejo and Municipal Educational Charters.
Adjunct Faculty
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.
Research assistant, CIES-IUL. Invited Assistant Professor, Department of Social Research Methods, School of Sociology and Public Policy, ISCTE-IUL. PhD Student, Inter-university PhD Program in Sociology (OpenSoc).
Has a PhD in Sociology by ISCTE (2015), is a integrated researcher in CIES-IUL since 2020 e invited teacher in the Department of "Métodos de Pesquisa Social" (30%) in ISCTE. Started to work in research in 2008 (in another research centre, CICS.NOVA), and has a vast experience in research projects in the areas of education, public policies, school administration and management, diagnostic studies for strategic planning and models of evaluation of projects/ programs. Besides those areas, her interests include studies about social inclusion and the mobilization and development of multimethod strategies.
Inês Lourenço, PhD in Anthroplogy ( ISCTE/IUL, University Institute of Lisbon), is a researcher at Centre for Research in Anthropology/University Institute of Lisbon. Her research is focused on the Hindu Diaspora in Portugal supported by fieldwork carried out in Portugal and in India since 2000. Other topics of interest are the consumption of Indian commodities, such as Bollywood, and on the related social uses of culture in the Portuguese society. Her current research is the processes of patrimonialization of communities of Indian origin in Portugal, in an articulation between museology and anthropology.
Otávio Raposo is an integrated researcher at the Centre for Research and Studies in Sociology (CIES-IUL), University Institute of Lisbon (ISCTE-IUL), and an Invited Lecturer at the same University. He carries out research in the fields of urban studies, youth, segregation, art and migrations in Portugal and Brazil. He is currently addressing artistic practices and the civic engagement of young people from the outskirts of Lisbon, as well as the public politics addressed to them. He has made many several ethnographic films, including “Nu Bai. Lisbon’s Black Rap” (2007) and “At the Quinta with Kally” (2019).
Rita Cachado, PhD in Urban Anthropology (International PhD Program ISCTE Lisbon/URV Tarragon, 2008) with a Thesis about a Hindu population in Great Lisbon and their housing conditions in an informal settlement which was living a rehousing process. She developed a long duration ethnographic field work with Hindu families in Lisbon, and other urban settings, allowing the acquisition of a diversity of methodologic skills. Presently, she is integrated researcher at CIES-IUL where she develops her research about Urban Ethnography in Portugal; she is an invited teacher in Field Research and Urban Ethnography courses (coordinated by Professor Graça Cordeiro); and is a member of the Board of the Portuguese Association of Anthropology (APA). 
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