Luciane Lucas dos Santos


Luciane Lucas dos Santos is a researcher at the Centre for Social Studies, University of Coimbra, integrating and co-coordinating the Research Group on Democracy, Citizenship and Law (DECIDe) as well as the Study Group on Solidarity Economy (ECOSOL-CES). She is part of the academic staff of the Doctoral Programme "Democracy in the 21st Century" as invited lecturer and of the research team of the Observatory of Religion in the Public Space (POLICREDOS). She holds 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). She worked as senior lecturer and researcher at the State University of Rio de Janeiro (UERJ/Brazil), having consolidated a long academic career there. She has moved to Sociology for 15 years, being dedicated to the consumption studies and studies on the economy, particularly Feminist Economics. Her main research and lecturing interests are: Feminist Economics, Feminist Aesthetics, postcolonial feminisms, postcolonial and decolonial studies on consumption and Economics, poverty and social inequalities from an interseccional perspective, Global South within Europe.

Latest Publications

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

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

Book Chapter

Lucas dos Santos, Luciane; Banerjee, Swati (2019), Social enterprise: a western concept to decolonise? Towards emancipation and solidarity enterprise, in Jean-Louis Laville, Philippe Eynaud, Luciane Lucas dos Santos, Swati Banerjee and Lars Hulgard (org.), Theory of Social Enterprise and Pluralism: solidarity economy, social movements, and Global South. London, NY: Routledge, 3-17