Luís Baptista is sociologist and Full Professor at the Nova School of Social Sciences and Humanities of the Universidade Nova de Lisboa (NOVA FCSH). He coordinates the PhD programme in Urban Studies, organized by the Nova School of Social Sciences and Humanities of the Universidade Nova de Lisboa (NOVA FCSH) and by the Instituto Universitário de Lisboa (ISCTE-IUL). He was Director of CESNOVA from 2010 to 2014. Since 2015, he is the Director of the research unit Interdisciplinary Centre of Social Sciences (CICS.NOVA). He has conducted several national and international research projects, funded by the European Union and national (Portuguese) organizations. His main work deals with public policies about urban renewal and global mobilities such as tourism.