Silvia Maeso

PhD in Political Sociology. Principal Researcher at CES and member of the Research Group on Democracy, Citizenship and Law. She lectures in the PhD Programmes: "Democracy in the 21st Century" and "Human Rights in Contemporary Societies"; and Master "Roads to Democracy(ies)". Her interests have centred on the following areas: social theory, racism and anti-racism in European contexts;  Eurocentrism and Knowledge production; Truth Commissions in Latin American contexts.


Danielle Araújo

PhD student in Political Science from University of Campinas São Paulo, where developed her thesis on the process of implementation of affirmative policies in Public Higher Education Institutions in the state of S. Paulo. Master's degree in Political Science, where she concluded her dissertation which mainly includes the following themes: election campaign financing, elections, political configurations in the Northeast, Workers' Party. She holds a degree in Social Sciences from the Federal University of Ceará.


Bruno Muniz

Completed his PhD in Sociology at the London School of Economics and Political Science in 2016, holds a degree in Economics from University of Rio de Janeiro and a Master's degree from University of Rio de Janeiro throughthe Postgraduate Program in Sociology and Anthropology - PPGSA. He has been a Specialist in Public Policy and Government Management at the Government of the State of Rio de Janeiro at SEPLAG-RJ and has experience in fundraising for NGOs.


Luca Sebastiani

Graduate degree at Università di Bologna, MA in Applied Social Sciences and PhD in Social Anthropology and Cultural Diversity at Universidad de Granada. I've done research stays in Brussels (2011), Bolonia (2012) and Coimbra (2013). Member of Migration Institute at Universidad de Granada, current research interests: racism and antiracism, globalization and transnational migrations, migration and integration policies, collective action and social movements, militant and collaborative research.


Marcos Silva

Postdoctoral fellow in the Social Studies Center of the University of Coimbra, Portugal, where the project integrates POLITICS The politics of antiracism in Europe and Latin America: knowledge production, decision-making and collective struggles. Ph.d. in Social Psychology from the Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo (PUC-SP),iInternship in the PhD course at the Center for Social Studies of the University of Coimbra, support Capes. with research on the theme of racial-ethnic relations.


Cayetano Fernández


Cayetano is a junior researcher at Center for Social Studies (CES), currently integrated in the project POLITICS - The politics of anti-racism in Europe and Latin America: knowledge production, decision-making and collective struggles, particularly in the research stream "Cultures of Scholarship and State Universities: the study of racism and (post) colonialism in higher education". In collaboration with the University of Granada (Spain) and other entities he has been working in several researches.


Luana Coelho

Luana is a junior researcher at the project POLITICS: The politics of anti-racism in Europe and Latin America: knowledge production, decision-making and collective struggles, coordinated by Silvia Maeso. She is current PhD student at the Program "Human Rights in Contemporary Societies"(CES/IIIUC). She has a bachelor in Law and a master in Urban Development and International Cooperation
(IUG-UPMF, Grenoble/ France and TUD, Darmstadt/Germany).


Doctoral Researcher

Sebijan Fejzula

Tenho vindo a desenvolver investigação no campo dos estudos de género e critiacal theories of race, com especial enfoque na representação ideológica, e nos meios audiovisuais, da mulher Romani. Actualmente, a minha investigação interdisciplinar foca-se na teorização dos casos de brutalidade policial como mecanismo de controlo e disciplina dos corpos “outros/não humanos”, mais concretamente sobre o corpo de pessoas Roma, entendido como produto de relações de poder colonial historicamente enraizadas.