Current research interests

Critical Inercultural Dialogue

Democratisation theory


Migrations and democracies

Critcal Heritage Studies

Narratives and emotions

Research Projects

2021-03-22 - 2024-03-21 - "UNPOP - UNpacking POPulism: Comparing the formation of emotion narratives and their effects on political behaviour", as coordinator researcher, sponsored by Portuguese Science and Technology Foundation.

2021-01-01 - 2022-02-28 - "FRANET - The fundamental rights situation of long-term residents in the EU", coordinated by João Paulo Dias, sponsored by European Union Fundamental Rights Agency.

2018-02-01 - 2021-01-31 - "ECHOES - European Colonial Heritage Modalities in Entangled Cities", coordinated by Jon Oldfiels & Paulo Peixoto, sponsored by European Commission - Horizon 2020.

2017 - 2017 - "Study of Social Technology Ecosystems in Sub-Saharan Africa", coordinated by Christopher Csíkszentmihályi, sponsored by Comic Relief, Indigo Trust and Nominet Trust.

2011-10-01 - 2016-12-31 - "ALICE - Strange Mirrors, Unsuspected Lessons: Leading Europe to a new way of sharing the world experiences", coordinated by Boaventura de Sousa Santos, sponsored by European Research Council.


Alice - Epistemologies of the South

Alumni of the European Master in Human Rights and Democratisation (E.MAlumni)

European Consortium on Political Research (ECPR) Standing Group on Political Sociology

Inter-Thematic group on Migration (ITM)

International Political Science Association (IPSA)

International Sociological Association (ISA)

Junior Sociologists Network of the International Sociological Association (JSN)

Memory Studies Association (MSA)

Popular University of Social Movements (UPMS)