Sílvia Ferreira

Contacts
smdf@fe.uc.pt

Biography

Sílvia Ferreira is assistant professor in Sociology at the Faculty of Economics of Coimbra University, researcher at the Centre for Social Studies and at the Center for Cooperative and Social Economy Studies of the Faculty of Economics. She lectures at undergraduate and at graduate levels in the Sociology degree, master in Sociology, master in Society, Innovation and Entrepreneurship and in the Sociology PhD Programme. She is co-coordinator of the Sociology PhD Programme and of the Post-graduation in Social Economy. She holds a PhD in Sociology from Lancaster University (UK). She has been involved in research on social security reform, third sector and social policy, gender equality in third sector organisations, social entrepreneurship and social innovation in the social and solidarity economy, social enterprises, volunteering and local governance through state/third sector partnerships. Her basic interest has been the evolving nature of the welfare state and of the welfare mixes, more recently, from a sociological standpoint based on complex social systems approaches. Her extension work focuses the relation between the university and society, particularly the third sector/social economy.


Latest Publications

Book Chapter

Ferreira, Sílvia (2019), A economia social na hibridização com o Estado, o mercado e a sociedade: perspetivas analíticas macro, meso e micro, in VVAA (org.), Economia Social ─ olhares cruzados. Coimbra: Almedina

Book Chapter

Hulgard, Lars; Ferreira, Sílvia (2019), Social Innovation and Public Policy, in Howaldt, J.; Kaletka, C.; Schröder, A.; Zirngiebl, M. (org.), Atlas of Social Innovation. New Practices for a Better Future,. Dortmund.: Sozialforschungsstelle, TU Dortmund Universit

Book

Santos, Elizabeth; Veiga, Fátima; Cruz, Paula; Lopes, Mónica; Ferreira, Sílvia (2015), O impacto social e institucional da crise económica e financeira nas Organizações do Terceiro Sector. Lisboa: EAPN Portugal/Rede Europeia Anti-Pobreza