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Curriculum Vitae

Since December 2013      

Research Fellow and Lecturer in Social Theory, Institute of Sociology, Leibniz University of Hannover, Germany

Associated Researcher at the Institute of Social Sciences of the University of Lisbon (www.ics.ul.pt)

2008 – 2013                     

Research Fellow at the Institute of Social Sciences of the University of Lisbon (ICS-UL), Centre of Excellence

2004 – 2008                      

Postdoctoral Researcher at the Institute of Social Sciences of the University of Lisbon(ICS-UL)

2004 – 2013                      

Member of the Research Clusters Identity, Migration and Religion, as well as Families, Lifestyles and Education, and of the Permanent Youth Observatory of the Associated Laboratory of the Portuguese Foundation of Science and Technology at ICS-UL

Summer 2006

Resident Fellow at the Bellagio Dialogue on Migration, Rockefeller's Bellagio Study and Conference Centre (Italy), org. by German Marshall Fund if the USA, funded by Rockefeller Foundation, NYC

February 2004                   

Defence of the doctoral thesis "Home and Enstrangement since 1989. On the New Islamic Presence and the developmental history of Islamic concepts in European settings" (in German) at the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, University of Hannover (summa cum laude)

1999 – 2003                      

PhD scholarship, awarded by the Heinrich Boell Foundation, Berlin

December 1998           

Master of Arts in Comparative Studies of Religion, Sociology, and Political Sciences, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, University of Hannover


Main Areas of Research and Teaching

Sociology                       Social Theory, Sociology of Culture, Sociology of Sport, Sociology       of Religion

Migration Studies        Migration Experience and Daily Life Cultures; Concepts of Home and Belonging, Collective Subjectivity, Ethnogenesis; Religion and Migration; Sport and Migration

Globalisation Studies      Sport Globalisation, Globalisation of Football

Comparative Studies      Religion and Migration, Muslims in Europe

 of Religion                           


Since 2004                    Member of the Executive Committee of the International Research Network MEL-net (Muslims in Portuguese Speaking Countries, www.mel-net.ics.ul.pt)

Since 2008                    Member of the international advisory board of the Yearbook of Muslims in Europe (Brill),
Member of the Coordinating Group of the Football Migration Network (

Since 2011                    Member of the Editorial Board of the Portuguese journal Migrations (Migrações)

2012 – 2013                  Elected Member of the Scientific Board of ICS-UL,
Member of the Task Force PhD programmes and Doctoral School at ICS-UL,
Member of the Evaluation Board of the interdisciplinary PhD course Migrations (Migrações), University of Lisbon (ICS-UL and IGOT-UL)


Peer Review for Journals and Publishing Houses

Since 2012                    Portuguese Studies (Modern Humanities Research Association);     European Journal for Sport and Society (EASS)

Since 2011                    Anthropology and Medicine (Taylor & Francis)

Since 2010                    C. Hurst & Co. Publishers Ltd. (London)

Since 2009                    Vibrant – Virtual Brazilian Anthropology (Brazilian Anthropological Association)

Since 2008                    Contemporary Islam (Springer); Etnográfica (CRIA, Lisbon)

Since 2006                    Religião e Sociedade (Scielo, Brazil); Lusotopie (Brill)

Since 2005                    Análise Social (ICS, Lisbon); Sociologia, Problemas e Práticas (CELTA; Lisbon); Social Science Press (Lisbon)