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Isabel Babo Lança


Isabel Babo as made the aggregation in Communication Sciences at the University of Minho (Portugal), as a PhD in Sociology at the École des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, in Paris, under the direction of Louis Quéré, with the thesis La Configuration des Evénements Publics. L’affaire Republic et les manifestations aux Azores (Portugal, 1975), and a degree in philosophy from the University of Porto.

Is director of the doctoral program in Communication Studies for Development in Universidade Lusófona of Porto, where she teaches, and is researcher at the Cic.Digital / CICANT (Centre for Research in Applied Communication, Culture and New Technologies). His areas of expertise are the sociology of communication, theories of public sphere, events media’s configuration, communication and networks, reception and publics.



2013: Agregação. Aggregation.
Universidade do Minho. Portugal.
2001: Doutoramento. PhD. Sociologia.
École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales de Paris. França.
1992: Mestrado. Master’s Degree. Sociologia.
École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales de Paris. França.
1978: Licenciatura. Licentiate Degree. Filosofia.
Faculdade de Letras da Universidade do Porto. Portugal.

Sara Henriques

Sara Henriques is a PhD student in Communication Sciences at Universidade Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias, she has a master’s and degree in Educational Psychology from the Instituto Superior de Psicologia Aplicada – Instituto Universitário (ISPA).

She also started a PhD in Developmental Psychology which she opted to reassign to Communication Sciences due to the work she is currently performing at the Centre for Research in Applied Communications, Culture and New Technologies at ULHT.

She has developed academic research in the developmental and cognitive psychology field and more recently in the communication sciences field.

Her academic interests and recent academic activity is based on the influence of online social media in social relationships and patterns of individual and collective behavior and on the transformations of social practices and social relationships via the dissemination and use of new social technologies.


2011: Doutoramento. PhD. Communication Sciences.
Universidad Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias
2010: Doutoramento. PhD. Communication Sciences.(1st Year)
Instituto Superior de Psicologia Aplicada Lisboa Portugal
2008: Mestrado. Master’s Degree.Educational Psychology
Instituto Superior de Psicologia Aplicada Lisboa Portugal
2006: Licenciatura.Degree Psychology
Instituto Superior de Psicologia Aplicada Lisboa Portugal

Cláudia Álvares (Coordinator)

Claudia Alvares has a Ph.D from the University of London and is Associate Professor at Lusófona University (Lisbon, Portugal). Evaluator for the European Research Council, she was elected President of the European Communication Research and Education Association (2012-2016). She has published in international journals such as Javnost-The Public, The International Journal of Iberian Studies, Culture, Theory and Critique, The European Journal of Communication, The International Communication Gazette, Discourse & Society (book review), Feminist Media Studies, and Empedocles – The European Journal for the Philosophy of Communication. Among her book publications are Media in Europe: New Questions for Research and Policy (co-authored, 2014), Gendered Transformations: Theory and Practices on Gender and Media (co-edited, 2010), Teorias e Práticas dos Media: Situando o Local no Global (co-edited, 2010), Representing Culture: Essays on Identity, Visuality and Technology (edited, 2008), Humanism after Colonialism (single-authored, 2006).  In recent years, Alvares has been Principal Investigator of three research projects funded by the Portuguese Science and Technology Foundation in the area of gender and media,  and researcher of two international consortia, one of which also in the area of gender and media. Alvares is interested in media, gender, identity politics, and populism.


2001: Doutoramento. PhD. Ciências da comunicação.
Goldsmith’s College – University of London. Inglaterra.
1996: Mestrado. Master’s Degree. Jornalismo (especialidade de imprensa)
Goldsmith’s College – University of London. Inglaterra.
1994: Pós-graduação. Postgraduate Degree. Estudos europeus (vertente económica)
Universidade Católica de Lisboa. Portugal.
1992: Licenciatura. Licenciate Degree. Comunicação social.
FCSH – Universidade Nova de Lisboa. Portugal.

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