Integrated Phd Researcher

Alexandra Castro

research interests

Urban Sociology; Sociology of habitat; Social exclusion: Ethnic Minorities; Methods and Techniques in Social Sciences

Short Bio

PhD in Urban Anthropology, was an invited assistant of the sociology course of the Lusophone University of Humanities and Technology, of the Master City, Territory and Requalification of ISCTE-IUL and of the Master of Cultural Management of the Superior School of Arts and Design, Instituto Politécnico de Leiria. He has extensive professional research experience, her main research areas are the evaluation of social policies, poverty and social exclusion and Gypsy studies. She has participated in several national and international seminars and congresses with presentations of communications, is the author of several articles in scientific journals, and has recently published, in co-authorship, the Book City Uncerta: Barometer the Observatory against Poverty in the City of Lisbon.

research project

CASTRO, Alexandra (coord.), COSTA, S.;  SANTOS, M.;ANTUNES, M.J. L.; GUERRA, I. (2012)

Main publications

[Uncertain City: Barometer of the poverty Observatory in Lisbon]Porto, EAPN (forthcoming).

CASTRO, A.; GUERRA, I. (dirs.) SANTOS, M., BRANCO, F.; AMARO, I. (2010) Os Caminhos da pobreza. Perfis e políticas sociais na cidade de Lisboa [The Paths of poverty. Profiles and social policies in Lisbon], Lisboa, SCML, 333 p.

CASTRO, A (2013) “Visibilidade social, políticas públicas e controvérsias espaciais” [“Social visibility, public policies and spatial controversies”], in

CASTRO, A (2012) “Desigualdades sociais e etnicidade: o caso dos portugueses ciganos” [Social inequalities and ethnicity: the case of the Portuguese Gypsies], in , Lisboa, Edições 70, pp. 115-136.

Main projects

Independent Assessment of the Project Gypsies Municipal Mediators”, funding by Alto Comissariado para a Imigração e Diálogo Intercultural-ACIDI [High Commission for Immigration and Intercultural Dialogue]

Barometer of poverty in Lisbon, funding by European Anti Poverty Network /EAPN-Portugal

WE: Wor(l)ds with exclude. International research Project: Coordinator: Micol Brazzabeni, funding by European Commission, Directorate-General Justice.

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