Webinar “Scientific field of sociology and contexts of professionalization

The webinar “Scientific field of sociology and contexts of professionalization” will take place on 26th May at 18:00. The online meeting counts with the participation of Fernando Luís Machado (ISCTE – IUL), Leonor Prata (ICS-UL), Irene Ribeiro (Cardan) and Rafaela Granja (CECS-UMinho). Emília Araújo (CECS-UMinho) will be in charge of the moderation.

This webinar aims to promote dialogue, bringing together the contribution of the scientific field of Sociology and some testimonies of experiences that have materialized in professional trajectories originating in the area of Sociology and which are at different stages of their journey.

Fernando Luís Machado was born in Luanda, Angola, in 1959. He holds a degree (1983) and a PhD (2001) in Sociology from ISCTE-IUL, is an Associate Professor at the Department of Sociology and a researcher at CIES-IUL, a research centre he directed between 2006 and 2014. At ISCTE-IUL he was Vice-Rector for Research between 2014 and 2018, was a member of the General Council between 2013 and 2018 and was Director of the PhD in Sociology between 2011 and 2014. He founded and was the first Director of Editora Mundos Sociais (2010-2014). He has an extensive research and publication record in the fields of social classes and inequalities; migration and ethnicity; youth; sociology of sociology; the economic and cultural value of the Portuguese language. In 2020 she published the book Sociology in Portugal – Da pré-história à institucionalização avançada (Ed. Afrontamento).

Leonor Prata holds an MA in Sociology (MSc Sociology Research Track) from the LSE (London School of Economics and Political Science) and is a PhD candidate in Sociology at the Social Sciences Institute of the Universidade de Lisboa (ICS-ULisboa). She is currently a research fellow at the ICS-ULisboa, where she is a research assistant at the Observatory for Environment, Territory and Society (OBSERVA). Her doctoral research is dedicated to the field of Environmental Education, specifically the International Eco-Schools Programme in Portugal, an EE programme that is coordinated at the national level by ABAE (Blue Flag Association of Europe) and is being carried out by a fifth of Portuguese schools. In 2015 he published an article in the journal SOCIOLOGIA ON LINE (APS) entitled “Identity Constructions of Portuguese Sociologists: A proposed analytical model”.

Irene Ribeiro has a degree in Sociology from Universidade do Minho and a Master in Human Resources Management from the same institution. She is currently Director of Human Resources at Cardan, an automobile trade company based in Braga. During her 10 year career, she had the opportunity to integrate companies in the construction area, such as FDO and Casais, performed functions as a Human Resources Technician in Impetus and, later, assumed the role of HR Business Partner in Continental, for about 7 years. Her proactivity and capacity for multitasking lead her to frequently integrate other parallel projects such as Recruit Better Community, where she is co-organizer of events, and AAGE – Act Agile Management and Strategy, where she has participated in several projects as a Career Management and Personal Development Consultant.

Rafaela Granja holds a PhD in Sociology from the Institute of Social Sciences at the University of Minho (2015) and is a researcher at the Communication and Society Research Centre (CECS) of the same university. In 2020, she initiated the project “Tracing criminals through family genetic data: Privacy issues, controversies, and expectations on the use of familial searching in criminal investigations”, awarded under the 2nd Edition of the Individual Scientific Employment Stimulus Competition, promoted by the Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT). Her research focuses on the surveillance of criminalised populations, on the interconnections between technology, biogenetics and criminalisation, and on the reconfigurations of relationships in the prison context. Rafaela Granja is also an invited lecturer at the Department of Sociology of the University of Minho, where she teaches on topics such as Social Studies of Crime, Data Science and Qualitative Methods.

The webinar is organised by the director of the Master’s Degree in Sociology, with the support of the Department of Sociology of the University of Minho, the Communication and Society Research Centre and CICS.UMinho.

The session will take place via Zoom (Meeting ID: 828 8090 9900 | Password: 433236).

[Posted: 13-05-2021]