Elsa Lechner


Biography

PhD in Social Anthropology at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (2003) she is Associated researcher 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 focuses 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. Presently she is dedicated to develop articulations between biographical research, health, arts and culture.


Latest Publications

Book

Lechner, Elsa; Capinha, Graça; Keating, Clara (orgs.) (2020), EM migração EM português. Exílios, Retornos, Colonizações. Coimbra: Almedina/CES

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Book Chapter

Lechner, Elsa (2020), Pesquisa biográfica colaborativa: desafios e contributos de um projeto com imigrantes em Portugal, in Manuel João Quartilho (org.), Psiquiatria Social e Cultural: diálogos e convergências. Coimbra: Imprensa da Universidade de Coimbra, 295-328

Article in Scientific journal

Capinha, Graça; Keating, Clara; Lechner, Elsa; Solovova, Olga (2018), "Tessituras: da poética e da política nos espaços das migrações", e-cadernos CES, 29, 99-124

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