The OpenSoc Programme is coordinated by a board, in which all the associated schools and institutes are represented:

The teaching and research staff available to lecture and to supervise theses is highly qualified and diversified, as it is composed of all professors and researchers in the schools, institutes and research centres associates in the programme.

We present here the members of the teaching teams who are in charge of the seminars in the school year 2021/2022.

Besides these, a much wider set have lectured specific sessions in several of the seminars and provided tutorial assistance to project development.

  • Maria da Luz Ramos (ISCSP – ULisboa): Advanced Sociology Seminars I and II, Research Seminar I, Sociological Thery: The Classics
  • Marta Varanda (ISEG – ULisboa): Advanced Sociology Seminars I and II
  • Mónica Trüninger (ICS – ULisboa): Contemporary Theoretical Debates
  • Paula Campos Pinto (ISCSP – ULisboa): Research Seminar II
  • Rafael Marques (ISEG – ULisboa): Contemporary Theoretical Debates
  • Raquel Rego (ICS – ULisboa): Advanced Sociology Seminars I and II
  • Rosalina Costa (IIFA – UÉ): Methods and Techniques of Qualitative Research, Research Seminar IV
  • Rui Santos (NOVA FCSH), Research Seminars I and II, Advanced Sociology Seminar I , Methods and Techniques of Qualitative Research
  • Saudade Baltazar (IIFA – UÉ): Advanced Sociology Seminars I and II, Research Seminar IV
  • Sofia Aboim (ICS –ULisboa): Research Methodology
  • Vanessa Cunha (ICS – ULisboa): Research Seminar III
  • Vasco Ramos (ICS – ULisboa): Research Seminar III
  • Vítor Sérgio Ferreira (ICS – ULisboa): Methods and Techniques of Qualitative Research, Research Seminars I and II




  • André Tropiano, Public university in times of neoliberalization: Disputed narratives and political activism in Brazil, supervised by Ricardo Campos (NOVA FCSH)
  • Andreia Nascimento, Beyond secondary schooling: Youths’ autonomy and mobility in the building of higher education–related life projects, supervised by Maria Manuel Vieira (ICS – ULisboa)
  • Carla Nogueira, Sustainable communities as social innovation laboratories: An analysis of European models for sustainable transition, supervised by João Filipe Marques (FE – UAlg) and Hugo Pinto (CES – UCoimbra)
  • Catarina Moreira, Constraint and negotiation in marriage, supervised by Manuel Lisboa (NOVA FCSH)
  • César Morais, Work-related aspirations and strategies among higher education finalists: The Iberian case, supervised by Miguel Chaves (NOVA FCSH)
  • Clara Vital, Portuguese population and alcohol: Is there gender convergence?, supervised by Casimiro Balsa (NOVA FCSH) and Cláudia Urbano (NOVA FCSH)
  • Clarissa Santana, International mobility of students between Global South countries: The cases of Capeverdians and Guineans who studied in Brazil, supervised by Simone Frangella (ICS – ULisboa)
  • David Cruz, Between involuntary childlessness and childfree: Representations and sense-making among millenials in Lisbon, supervised by Vanessa Cunha (ICS – ULisboa)
  • Eduardo Lima, Beyond the unicorns: Between fronts and backstages of startup lives, supervised by Vítor Sérgio Ferreira (ICS – ULisboa)
  • Fábio Augusto, Food support initiatives: The visions of volunteers and beneficiaries, supervised by Mónica Trüninger (ICS – ULisboa)
  • Francielli Cardoso, Class and everyday life: Lived experiences of lone mothers in Portugal, supervised by Vasco Ramos (ICS – ULisboa)
  • Hélia Alves, Youths’ victimization in Portugal: Self-reported experiences, supervised by Dália Costa (ISCSP – ULisboa)
  • Henrique Tereno, Building the Animal: Processes of categorization of nonhuman animals in children, supervised by Verónica Policarpo (ICS – ULisboa)
  • Joanna Muniz, Institutional networks for receiving asylum applicants and people seeking refuge: A comparative study in Portugal and Brazil, supervised by João Peixoto (ISEG – ULisboa)
  • Jorge André Guerreiro, Tourism gentrification and anti-tourism sentiments: A comparative study in three Portuguese cities, supervised by João Filipe Marques (FE – UAlg) and Luís Vicente Baptista (NOVA FCSH)
  • José Maria Carvalho, Artistic creativities and subjectivations in art therapy contexts, supervised by  José Manuel Resende (IIFA – UÉ)
  • Leonor Castelo, The Eco-Schools Programme in Portuguese educational communities: Affordances and constraints in developing competencies for action, supervised by Luísa Schmidt (ICS – ULisboa)




  • Lucas Freitas, Development and sustainability in urban contexts: Implementation and governace of SDO11 In Brazilian and Portuguese cities, supervised João Guerra (ICS – ULisboa)
  • Madelon Schamarella, Boys and the construction of masculinity: The place of caring in identities, practices and outlooks on the future, supervised by Sofia Aboim (ICS – ULisboa)
  • Mafalda Nunes, Co-constructing our cities: A relational approach to plicy mobility in culture-led urban regeneration, supervised by Roberto Falanga (ICS – ULisboa)
  • Maria Eduarda Pires, Inclusion encounters: The relationship between  children with defficiencies and dogs in a context of Animal-Assisted Therapy, supervised by Paula Campos Pinto  (ISCSP – ULisboa)
  • Mariana Souto Maior, The construction of gender in youths’ peer-groups, supervised by Maria Manuel Vieira (ICS – ULisboa)and Dália Costa (ISCSP – ULisboa)
  • Marina Saraiva, Work, gendered labour relations and their impacts on transition to a second child, supervised by Vanessa Cunha (ICS – ULisboa)
  • Matthew da Silva, A migratory triptych: Transnational memory, return mobilities & sensory acclimation for Portuguese-Canadians, supervised by Marta Rosales (ICS – ULisboa)
  • Melissa Battistella, Women’s rights and the performance of women MPs in the 56th Brazilian Legislature, supervised by Paula Campos Pinto (ISCSP – ULisboa)
  • Nádia Nunes, Veganism and authenticity in a late modernity context, supervised by Mónica Trüninger (ICS – ULisboa)
  • Natasha Sagardia, Rational sovereignty? Perspectives on the utility of knowledge in the everyday making of common good, supervised by Ana Nunes de Almeida (ICS – ULisboa) and Rui Santos (NOVA FCSH)
  • Rafael de Macêdo, Choice and inequality: Decision-making processes in the fate of youths in the Instituto Federal de Brasília, supervised by Vítor Sérgio Ferreira (ICS – ULisboa)
  • Rodrigo Cruz, Conservative gays: Homosexual activism in Brazilian new right networks, supervised by José Alberto Simões (NOVA FCSH)
  • Tatiana Pita, Gender divide in the expanding ICT sector, supervised by Raquel Rego (ICS – ULisboa)
  • Valério Carvalho Filho, Security, change and articulations: Proximity policing betwenn th State and communities, supervised by Daniel Seabra Lopes (ISEG – ULisboa)
  • Vanda Gorjão, Portuguese women MPs before “equal democracy” (1975-1987), supervised by Manuel Lisboa (NOVA FCSH)
  • Vivaz Bandeira, The movement for the rights of disability-bearing people in Angola: The case of Luanda’s Associations of Disabled People, supervised by Paula Campos Pinto (ISCSP – ULisboa)
  • Ytallo de Souza, The Saint, the King and the Enchanted: A study on Sebastianism in Brazilian Amazonia,supervised by Nuno Domingos ((ICS – ULisboa).