Elsa Lechner


PhD in Social Anthropology at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (2003) she is Principal Investigator at Ces. Fulbright Visiting Scholar at Rutgers and Brown Universities, USA (2014/15), Co-coordinator of the Humanities, Migrations and Peace Studies Group at CES 2010-2014, and member of the Ces Permanent Scientific Committee (2010/14). FCT Post-doc Fellow at ICS and ISCTE (2003/2009). Her research focusses on identity processes in migrant contexts, migrant's suffering and resilience within emancipation processes, biographical research, intercultural dialogues, Portuguese emigration and immigration to Portugal, actions of migrant's inclusion and participation. Coordinator of a Gulbenkian research project on stories, memories, and innovation among Portuguese migrants. Author of various national and international papers and books on biographical research for the study of migrations.

Latest Publications

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Lechner, Elsa (2018), "Biografias e Migrações: diálogos teórico-práticos no horizonte de uma utopia concreta", Revista Brasileira de Pesquisa (Auto)Biográfica, vol. 3, nº 7

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Lechner, Elsa (2018), "Migrants' lives matter: biographical research, recognition and social participation", Contemporary Social Science, 1-15

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Lechner, Elsa (2017), "Refugiados Africanos que tentam a Europa-uma utopia concreta", Revista da Fundação Konrad Adenauer, I, 7, 99-112