Current research interests

Public policies, particularly on (anti-)racism, 'integration' and education

Eurocentrism and the teaching of 'sensitive' questions (i.e. colonialism, enslavement).

Research Projects

2024-04-01 - 2027-03-31 - "RE:FRAME | Teaching the History of Enslavement and Race in the Colony-Metropole Nexus", as coordinator researcher, sponsored by Spencer Foundation (Ref. 202400090), USA.
    Project Partnership:
              - Universidade de Cabo Verde

2023-01-01 - 2024-06-30 - "[in]visibility of identities in Portuguese 1st grade elementary textbooks of Social & Environmental Studies after 1974", coordinated by Margarida Dias, Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Porto, sponsored by FCT/PeX (Scientific Consultant).

2023 - 2026 - "UnCover | Sexual Violence in Portuguese Mediascape", coordinated by Júlia Garraio, Sofia José Santos, sponsored by FCT (Ref. 2022.03964.PTDC).

2020 - 2021 - "'Decolonising Development: Research, Teaching and Practice' (DecolDEV)", coordinated by Dr. Aram Ziai, University of Kassel, sponsored by COST Action - European Cooperation in Science and Technology (Ref. CA 19129).
    Project Partnership:
              - University of Kassel

2018 - 2019 - "The Power of Narratives: Democracy and Media in Political Turmoil", coordinated by Dr. Guðmundur Hálfdanarson, School of Humanities at the University of Iceland, sponsored by Joint Committee for Nordic Research Councils in the Humanities and Social Sciences (NOS-HS) (Invited Researcher).
    Project Partnership:
              - Höfði Reykjavík Peace Centre

2017 - 2019 - "Countering Islamophobia Through the Development of Best Practice in the use of Counter-Narratives in EU Member States (CIK)", coordinated by Ian Law, University of Leeds, sponsored by European Commission (Directorate-General for Justice and Consumers).
    Project Partnership:
              - University of Leeds
              - University of Liege
              - University of Coimbra
              - Islamic Human Rights Commission

2016 - 2020 - "Combating Racism in Portugal: an Analysis of Public Policies and Anti­discrimination Law (COMBAT)", coordinated by Silvia Maeso, sponsored by Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (ref. PTDC/IVC-SOC/1209/2014 - POCI-01-0145-FEDER-016806).

2011 - 2013 - "City and Alterity: Multicultural Coexistence and Urban Justice", coordinated by Boaventura de Sousa Santos, Miracy Barbosa de Sousa Gustin, sponsored by FCT and CNPq (ref. cnpq128715902219407).
    Project Partnership:
              - Faculdade de Direito da Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (Brasil)

2010 - 2013 - "BIOSENSE Science Engaging Society: Life Sciences, Social Sciences and Publics", coordinated by João Arriscado Nunes, sponsored by FCT.

2010 - 2013 - "The semantics of Tolerance and (Anti-)Racism: Public Bodies and Civil Society in Comparative Perspective (TOLERACE)", coordinated by Boaventura de Sousa Santos, Silvia R. Maeso and Marta Araújo, sponsored by European Commission: 7th Framework Programme (Grant agreement 244633).
    Project Partnership:
              - The Danish National Centre for Social Research
              - Europa-Universität Viadrina - Frankfurt
              - Centro de Estudios sobre la Identidad Colectiva: Universidad del País Vasco
              - Grupo para el Estudio de las Identidades Socioculturales en Andalucía: Universidad de Sevilla
              - Centre for Ethnicity & Racial Studies: University of Leeds

2008 - 2012 - "'Race' and Africa in Portugal: a Study on History Textbooks (RAP)", as coordinator researcher, sponsored by FCT (Ref. PTDC/CED/64626/2006).
    Project Partnership:
              - Faculdade de Educação da Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (Brasil).

2003 - 2004 - "School success, discipline and dropout in the trajectories of ethnic minority students", as coordinator researcher, sponsored by Post-doctoral scholarship by the Foundation for Science and Technology (Ref. SFRH/BPD/14672/2003).


International Association of Social and Human Sciences in Portuguese Language (AICSHLP)

International Sociology Association (ISA) - Racism, Nationalism and Ethnic Relations

Portuguese Association of Sociology

Portuguese Society of Educational Sciences