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 2023/2024.

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



  • André Tropiano, Public university in times of neoliberalization: Disputed narratives and political activism in Brazil, supervised by Sofia Bento (ISEG – ULisboa)
  • 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)
  • Aurora Ribeiro, The communication between science and power in the decision-making process concerning the sea in the Azores, supervised by José Luís Garcia (ICS – ULisboa)
  • Camila Costa Feijó, Who builds intelligent cities? An analysis of citizen participation in urban regeneration for social inclusion in Rio Grande (BR) and Lisbon (PT), Supervised by Roberto Falanga (ICS – ULisboa)
  • 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)
  • Eugénio Gujamo, The construction of the option for medical circumcision and IHV-AIDS prevention among men in Mozambique, supervised by Ana Patrícia Hilário (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 Simone Tulumello (ICS – ULisboa)
  • José Maria Carvalho, Artistic creativities and subjectivations in art therapy contexts, supervised by  José Manuel Resende (IIFA – UÉ)







  • 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)
  • 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)
  • Paula Paiva, Life quality of elderly people living alone in a rural context, supervised by José de São José (FE – UAlg)
  • 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)
  • Rebecca Judeh, Understanding gender and emotion socialization at school: How do gender stereotypes, roles, and expectations intersect with emotions?, supervised by Dalila Cerejo (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)
  • 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)