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 2020/2021.

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



  • 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)
  • Carolina Conceição e Souza, Production and consumption of slow fashion: Meanings, reasons and uses of clothes in Stockholm, Lisbon and Sao Paul, supervised by Mónica Trüninger (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)
  • David Cruz, Regional diversity in Portuguese fecundity: The transition to a second child in the metropolitan areas (project in the making). Tutor: Vanessa Cunha (ICS – ULisboa)
  • Diana Carvalho, Transitions to work at the threshold of adult life, supervised by Anália Torres (ISCSP – ULisboa), co-supervised by Magda Nico (CIES – ISCTE-IUL)
  • Elanir Isabelle de Souza, Humanitarian aid in response to the Syrian crisis: Perspectives of aid workers and beneficiaries, supervised by João Ferrão (ICS – ULisboa)
  • Fábio Augusto, Food support initiatives: The visions of volunteers and beneficiaries, supervised by Mónica Trüninger (ICS – ULisboa)
  • Hélia Alves, Youths’ victimization in Portugal: Self-reported experiences, supervised by Dália Costa (ISCSP – ULisboa)
  • José Ferrari Careto, Explanatory factors of exclusion in a digital society: Lessons from the use of self-service technologies, supervised by Sara Falcão Casaca (ISEG – ULisboa)
  • 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)
  • 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, Animal-assisted therapies and “identity negotiation”: Towards an “inter-species” ethnography (project in the making). Tutor: Verónica Policarpo (ICS – ULisboa)
  • Maria Margarida Navalhinhas, Mental healthcare and social support services’ contribute to the autonomy of homeless people in Lisbon, supervised by Fernando Serra (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)
  • Nádia Nunes, Veganism and authenticity in a late modernity context (project in the making). Tutor: 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)
  • Pedro Miguel Barreto, Freedom and safety: Basic rights, conflicting options?, supervised by Luís Baptista (NOVA FCSH)
  • Rafael de Macêdo, Change and identity: Life trajectories of students in the Instituto Federal de Brasília (project in the making). Tutor: Vítor Sérgio Ferreira (ICS – ULisboa)
  • Rodrigo Cruz, Conservative gays: Homosexual activism in Brazilian new right networks, supervised by José Alberto Simões (NOVA FCSH)
  • Silvia Di Giuseppe, In-between online and offline: Italian and Portuguese women’s biographies in the digital society, supervised by Ana Nunes de Almeida (ICS – ULisboa)
  • Valério Carvalho Filho, Proximity police work and its meanings: An ethnographic approach in the Grater Lisbon Area (project in the making). Tutor: Daniel Seabra Lopes (ISEG – ULisboa)
  • Vanda Gorjão, Portuguese women MPs before “equal democracy” (1975-1987), supervised by Manuel Lisboa (NOVA FCSH)