Associate Professor at the Faculty of Arts and Humanities of the University of Porto and Senior Researcher at the Institute of Sociology of the University of Porto. Current Director of the BA in Sociology.
PhD and BA in Sociology (Faculty of Arts and Humanities of the University of Porto, 2004 and 1990). MA in Human Resources Politics and Management (Institute of Work and Organization Sciences, University Institute of Lisbon, 1996).
Post-Doctorate in Administration on Social Entrepreneuship at the Faculty of Economic Sciences of the Federal University of Minas Gerais (Brazil, 2012). She has been conducting a research on the Solidarity Economy Ecosystem in Catalonia (Universitat Autónoma de Barcelona, Spain, 2016; Xarxa d'Economia Solidària, 2021). In this context, she has been developing a comparative analysis between Brazil, Portugal and Catalonia.
Author and co-author of scientific articles in peer-reviewed journals, books, oral presentations and conferences at academic and professional events. As scientific coordinator and supervisor of master and doctoral theses, she develops action-research in activities and projects related to social and solidarity economy, agroecology, entrepreneurship, human resources and sociology of work and organizations, as well as evaluation of research and innovation programs.
She was a co-founding member of A3S - Association for Social Entrepreneurship and the Sustainability of the Third Sector (2006 – 2017) and is currently Chairwoman of the Fiscal Council of the Portuguese Sociology Association.
Consultant at A3ES - Agency for Assessment and Accreditation of Higher Education