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.



  • Adriana Quintão, My body, your rules? The female sexualized body experience, supervised by Sofia Aboim (ICS – 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • Maria Margarida Navalhinhas, Third Sector institutions in post-CCOVID 19 social rebuilding: A sociological outlook on contexts and practices concerning poverty in Portugal, supervised by Saudade Baltazar (IIFA – UÉ)
  • 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)
  • Natália Barcelos, Reconfigurations of teachers’ professionalism in times of changing school curricula, supervised by Sílvia de Almeida (NOVA FCSH)
  • 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, 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)