José Pinheiro Neves is a Lecturer in the Sociology Department in the Institute of Social Sciences in the University of Minho, where he got his PhD in Sociology in 2005.

His main research include topics about social networking, activism and net-ecologies.  Founder and vice president of an interdisciplinary observatory dedicated to analyse the relationship between technology and ecology (Observalicia), is also the creator of the blog “Ecosophy on Digital Networks“.