Mid-term seminar of the project HOU$ING

Financialised housing in 21st century Portugal: Social representations, practices, and political stakes

September 14, 2022, 10h00 (GMT+1)

Online event

Bio notes

Ana Cordeiro Santos  - Researcher at the Centre for Social Studies, she has a PhD in Economics and Philosophy from the Erasmus University of Rotterdam, Netherlands, she has focused on the study of semi-peripheral financial capitalism, and the financialisation of the State and housing in Portugal.

Ana Drago - researcher at the CES Observatory on Crises and Alternatives. She has a degree in Sociology from the Faculty of Economics at the University of Coimbra and a PhD in Urban Studies from ISCTE-IUL/FCSH-UNL. She has published in Portuguese collections and international journals on the relationship between politicisation and the urban process, housing policies and the effects of the financialisation of the city in Portugal after the great financial crisis of 2008.

Daniela Sofia Neto  - Junior Researcher at the Centre for Social Studies. She has a degree and a Master's in Sociology from the Faculty of Economics of the University of Coimbra, where she is currently doing her PhD in Sociology.

Fernanda Jesus  - Degree in Psychology and Master in Educational Psychology, Development and Counselling from FPCEUC, PhD candidate in Social Psychology at the same institution. Research interests in the area of decision-making, indebtedness, citizenship and innovation in the public sector.

Joaquim Pires Valentim - Associate Professor at the Faculty of Psychology and Education Sciences at the University of Coimbra. He has a PhD in Social Psychology from the University of Coimbra and also holds a European PhD in Social Representations and Communication (University of Rome 'La Sapienza, University of Helsinki and ISCTE). His main research areas are: social representations, political psychology, inter-group relations and cultural diversity.

Lina Coelho - Assistant Professor at FEUC and researcher at the Centre for Social Studies (CES). Holds a PhD in Economics. In recent years she has focused her research on issues related to the sexual division of paid and unpaid work and the effects of economic crises on gender inequalities.

Raquel Ribeiro - Researcher at the Centre for Social Studies, Ph.D. in Psychology from the FPCEUP, she has focused on the study of how social representations guide individual behaviour and group relations and to the questions of (un)equality and social justice in economic processes.

Rita Campos - Researcher at the Centre for Social Studies and co-coordinator of the Methodologies Series Roundtable of Knowledges. Holds a PhD. in Biology from the University of Porto. Her current research interests focus on the production and evaluation of science communication tools, active learning and public engagement with and in science (citizen science).

Rita Silva has a degree in Community Development and a Master in Development Studies. She is currently a PhD candidate in Political Economy, focusing on the emergence of institutional investors in housing. She is an activist for the right to housing and the city.

Sheila Holz- Researcher at the Centre for Social Studies. She holds a BA in law, an MA in urban planning and a PhD in Democracy in the 21st century. Her main research interests are experiences of participatory and deliberative democracy focused on public policies in the areas of environment, energy and housing.

Tiago Castela is an architect and historian of architecture and urbanism. He holds a PhD in Architecture from the University of California, Berkeley, USA. Researcher at the Centre for Social Studies and visiting assistant professor at the Department of Architecture, he conducts research on spatial peripheries, with a focus on Portugal and southern Africa at the end of the colonial period, and on housing policy.