Rui Feijó


Born in Braga (1954). Attended primary school in Lousada, secondary school in Porto, read History at the University of Coimbra (1978) and obtained a D.Phil in Modern History in Oxford (1984). In 2017 he obtained the title of "Agregado" in "Democracy in the 21st Century" at the University of Coimbra. Also attended the General Course on management, University of Porto (1991) Started his professional career as teacher in secondary education (1977-1979), and after 1979 held several positions in different universities: faculty of Economics, University of Porto, Faculty of Economics, The Portuguese catholic University, Open University, National University of Timor-Leste. Main teaching assignments: History and Political Science Outside the academic realm : leader of a family agro-business in Lousada (1987-2004), elected City Councillor in Porto (1994-1998), Chairman of the Board for the Regulation of Vinho Verde (1998-2000), and UN Senior Advisor to the Presidency of the Republic in Timor-Leste (2005-2006) Current interests include the different dimensions of the construction of Democracy 8with a special interest in Timor-Leste), the analysis of identity processes (through the lenses of naming practices), the History of Science (namely the Theory of Colours, giving special attention to supra-disciplinary approaches. In the summer of 2010 was elected Member of the Board of EuroSEAS Member of the Senior Common Room of Lincoln College, University of Oxford. Visiting Scholar in Politics, Nuffield College, in 2012 Lives in Porto with his two daughters, Margarida and Mariana

Latest Publications

Book Chapter

Feijó, Rui (2017), As eleições presidenciais e a consagração do estatuto "independente" do Presidente da República, in Conceição Pequito Teixeira (org.), O Sistema Politico Português. Uma Perspectiva Comparada. Cascais: Principia


Herminio, Martins (orgs.) (2017), As Mudanças de Regime em Portugal no Século XX. Lisboa: Imprensa de Ciências Sociais

Book Chapter

Feijó, Rui (2017), "At home we wear coat, outside we wear a tie. Co-habitation and political legitimacy in grassroots democracy, in Susana de Matos Viegas & Rui Graça Feijó (org.), Transformations in Independent Timor-Leste: Dynamics of social and cultural co-habitations. London & New York: Rutledge