PhD in Anthropology, by the University of Minho, in 2003, Luís Cunha is a Lecturer and Director of the Sociology Department in the UM.

As his studies focuses on social and national identities, frontiers and lusophony, he is also interested in social memories, particularly in a context of multiple crisis, financial, political and social. He is a member of the research centre CRIA. Luís Cunha has recently been awarded with the Manuel da Fonseca National Prize, with his book “Vinte Mil Léguas de Palavras”.