Academic and professional activities

2022-09-01 to 2023-01-31 - 'Democratic Theories and Institutions', Coordinator and lecturer, PhD in Democracy in the XXI Century, Faculty of Economics, University of Coimbra

2021-03-01 to 2021-12-31 - co-coordinator of the research unit on Democracy, Citizenship and Law at the Centre for Social Sciences, University of Coimbra

2018-07 - Co-coordinator of the research programme Alice - Epistemologies of the South at the Centre for Social Sciences, University of Coimbra

2016-09 - Co-founder and co-coordinator of the Inter-Thematic Group on Migration (ITM) at the Centre for Social Sciences, University of Coimbra

2009-08-26 to 2011-09-30 - EIUC, European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation (Venice) Main tasks: Organisation (academic and logistic) of the Venice Academy of Human Rights 2011 on the topic "Human Rights and the Cosmopolitan Idea(l)" | Coordinating the network of regional masters in human rights and democratisation supported by the European Union (Africa, Balkans, Asia-Pacific, Latin America and Caribbean, Eastern Europe) | Creating a database of experts in the field of human rights and democratisation | Revitalising the alumni association of the European Master's Programme in Human Rights and Democratisation (E.MA) | Tutoring the students of the European Master during the first semester in Venice

2009-03-09 to 2009-07-31 - EU - Delegation of the European Commission to China and Mongolia (Beijing). Assistant. Main tasks: Assisting international cooperation project assessment/management | Drafting documents and speeches | Researching for policy and projects in the good governance sector with a focus on human rights | Maintaining and extending a database of legal and judicial human rights projects.

2005-10-06 to 2006-05-31 - FIM, International Federation of Musicians (NGO - Paris). Assistant. Main tasks: Organising international meetings of musicians unions | Managing a cooperation project to provide African musician unions with computers infrastructure | Managing the computer network of FIM office in Paris.

2005-02-25 to 2005-08-18 - AVSI, Volunteer Association for the International Service (NGO - Gulu, Uganda). Assistant. Main Tasks: Managing the hospital computer infrastructure | Teaching computer basics courses.

2004-04-15 to 2004-12-23 - Studentenwerk of Heidelberg University (Heidelberg). Assistant. Main tasks: Supporting the computer system administrator | Managing databases.

Other Activities

2021-12 - Referee for the Book The Palgrave Handbook of Global Social Problems

2021-05 - Referee for the Journal Citizenship Studies

2021-04 - Referee for the Journal Language & Intercultural Communication

2020-12 - Referee for the Journal The Acorn: Philosophical Studies in Pacifism and Nonviolence

2019-12 - Referee for the Journal Information, Communication & Society

2019-05 - Referee for the Journal Sociologia Online, by the Portuguese Sociological Associaiton (APS)

2019-03 - Referee for the Journal Peace Human Rights Governance (PHRG)

2018-12 - Referee for the Journal of Multicultural Discourses

2018-09-01 - Member of the Editorial Board of the e-cadernos journal

2018-05-01 - Coordinator of the Editorial Board of Alice News (

2016-12 - Member of the editorial board of the Blog Rights! (

2016-09-01 - Referee for the Journal Commons. Revista de Comunicación y Ciudadanía Digital

2008-12-16 to 2010-01-27 - (WEB 2.0 internet-based no-profit collaborative travel guide). Users Support and Content Quality Manager. Main tasks: Conceptual development of the whole travel guide project | Responsible of the content quality and of the information drafted by users | Supporting users.

2001-04-24 to 2003-01-31 - Ericsson Telecommunication (Rome). IT Assistant. Main Tasks: Managing computer infrastructure | Web designing and coding.

01\0-05-20 - Referee for the Journal Peace Human Rights Governance (PHRG)