Rosalina Pisco Costa

Docente do Ensino Superior (Universidade de Évora)



Rosalina Pisco Costa is a sociologist, assistant professor at the Department of Sociology and affiliated researcher at CICS.NOVA.UÉvora - The Interdisciplinary Center of Social Sciences, University of Évora, Portugal. She was an FCT and Calouste Gulbenkian student scholar at the Morgan Centre for the Study of Relationships and Personal Life of the University of Manchester, under the supervision of Carol Smart. In 2011, she completed her PhD in Social Sciences (Sociology) by the University of Lisbon with a thesis on family rituals, and in 2012, she was distinguished with the Early Stage Family Scholar Award by the International Sociological Association. Her research covers a broad range of issues regarding families, gender and personal life; social time and ages of life; ritualization, memory and familial aesthetics; everyday life, consumption and mobilities; trajectories, transitions and experiences in higher education; history and institutionalization of sociology in Portugal; and ethics in social sciences; while crosswise exploring QDA software, qualitative, sensory and creative social research methodologies. She has published widely and internationally in peer review journals, and her work appears in key publications such as The SAGE International Encyclopedia of Mass Media and Society (2020), The Wiley Encyclopedia of Family Studies (2016), and The SAGE International Encyclopedia of Economics and Society (2015). In 2019, with Sampson Lee Blair, she co-edited the volumes Transitions into Parenthood: Examining the Complexities of Childrearing and Childbearing and the Changing Nature of Parenthood: The Contexts, Actors, and Experiences of Having Children, Contemporary Perspectives in Family Research (Emerald).

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