Sílvia Portugal



PhD in Sociology, University of Coimbra. Assistant Professor at School of Economics, University of Coimbra. Her research discusses the relations between formal and informal welfare, using network analysis. She's been studying family role in Portuguese social welfare system, giving special focus to women's work. Her more recent interests and research focus on the theme of disability and mental illness. Edited: Citizenship, Public Policy and Social Networks (IUC, 2011); Mental Disease, Institutions and Families. The challenges of deinstitutionalization in Portugal, with Pedro Hespanha et al. (Almedina, 2012); Families and Social Networks (Almedina, 2014).

Latest Publications

Book Chapter

Portugal, Sílvia (2020), Família(s) e Redes Sociais: Mudança(s), Continuidade(s) e Tensões, in Seller, Enrique Pastor; Ferreira, Jorge; Guerreiro, Maria das Dores; Jiménez, Francisco Chacón (org.), Familias, Identidades e Cambio Social em España e Portugal. Siglos XIX-XXI. Perspectivas Comparadas Europeias. Thomson Reuteurs/Aranzadi, 141-158

Article in Scientific journal

Barbas, Andreia; Portugal, Sílvia (2019), "Ressonâncias metodológicas para a investigação qualitativa: o estudo das fratrias", Revista Latina de Sociologia, Vol. 9, n° 2, 4-23.

Book Chapter

Vieira, Cristina; Coelho, Lina; Portugal, Sílvia (2019), Gender stereotypes and gender roles as frames for adult learning and social behavior, in Martina Endepohls-Ulpe & Joanna Ostrouch-Kamińska (org.), Gender, Diversity, Intersectionality. (New) Perspectives in Adult Education. Münster; New York: Waxmann Publishing, 19-34