Luciane Lucas dos Santos


I am a researcher at the Centre for Social Studies, University of Coimbra, co-coordinating the Research Group on Democracy, Citizenship and Law (DECIDe). I integrate the academic staff of the PhD Programme in "Democracy in the 21st Century" in Portugal (CES/UC) and co-coordinate two Study Groups - one related to issues such as economic democracy and other focused on religion, gender and politics. From 2016 to 2018, I was Visiting Professor at the Federal University of Southern Bahia (Brazil), being part of the academic staff of its Doctoral Programme. I hold a PhD in Communication and Culture from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (2004) and a Master's Degree from the same institution (1999), having had a long academic career as senior lecturer and researcher (tenured position) at the State University of Rio de Janeiro (UERJ/Brazil). I have moved to Sociology for 15 years, being focused on consumption studies and economic sociology. The most recent years have been also dedicated to a sociological approach regarding three intertwined issues - gender, economy and politics. My main research and lecturing interests are: feminist economics, feminist aesthetics, postcolonial feminisms, postcolonial studies on consumption and Economics, poverty and social inequalities from an interseccional perspective, European identities and the Otherness.

Latest Publications

Article in Scientific journal

Lucas dos Santos, Luciane; Cavalcanti, Vanessa (2021), "Economias Feministas em Tempo Presente - Entrevista com Luciane Lucas dos Santos", Revista Feminismos, 9, 1

Book Chapter

Lucas dos Santos, Luciane (2019), Broadening the economic imagery through European complementary currencies: citizen-driven economic initiatives and community autonomy as key concepts, in Sandra Lima Coelho e Gonçalo Marcelo (org.), Ética, Economia e Sociedade: questões cruzadas. Porto: Universidade Católica Editora, 343-364

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Book Chapter

Laville, Jean-Louis; França Filho, Genauto; Eynaud, Philippe; Lucas dos Santos, Luciane (2019), Social enterprise as a tension field: a historical and theoretical contribution based on the Sociology of Absences and Emergences, in Luiz Inácio Gaiger, Marthe Nyssens and Fermanda Wanderley (org.), Social Enterprise in Latin America: Theory, models and practice. New York and London: Routledge, 262-285