Governing bodies of the Portuguese Sociological Association, elected in 8th July, 2016.

President, João Teixeira Lopes. APS Member nº 619.  Professor of Sociology at the Faculty of Arts of the University of Porto; President of the Department of Sociology of FLUP; Director of Sociology Magazine and Director of the 3rd cycle courses (PhD). Scientific Coordinator of the Institute of Sociology of FLUP between 2002 and February 2010. He has developed scientific coordination and advisory services in several projects in the field of culture. He has also held political positions. He has been a member of the APS Board since 2008 as a member and since 2012 as vice president. His research interests are now directed to the fields of sociology of education and culture and to the study of social inequalities.

Vice-President, Madalena Ramos. APS Member nº 866. Graduated and master in Sociology and PhD in Education. She is an assistant professor at ISCTE-IUL, where she teaches courses in Statistics and Data Analysis. He is a member of the CIES-IUL research group. He has participated in several national projects in the area of education and family. Coordinated the first national survey, made by APS, on the professional practices of graduates in sociology in Portugal. Her research interests are currently directed at the issues of the fecundity of foreign women residing in Portugal and for plagiarism in higher education.

Vice-President, Benedita Portugal e Melo. PhD in Sociology (specialization in Sociology of Communication, Culture and Education) by the Higher Institute of Work and Enterprise Sciences (ISCTE) and Assistant Professor of the Institute of Education of the University of Lisbon. She is an integrated researcher at UIDEF and collaborates with the ICS / UL Permanent Youth Observatory. His research interests are currently directed to the fields of sociology of education, sociology of communication and sociology of childhood. Ana Diogo (UAc and CISCS.NOVA.UAc.) And Manuela Ferreira (CIIE / FPCE) are currently developing a research project entitled: From small to twisted children: the production of school success in the first Years of schooling. He has been a member of the APS Board since 2014.

Vowel, Dalila Cerejo. APS Member nº 1987. PhD in Sociology from Universidade Nova de Lisboa and an integrated researcher at CICS.NOVA and the National Observatory on Violence and Gender at the Faculty of Social and Human Sciences. In the last 13 years, her professional career has been marked by research in the area of gender violence in Portugal. She is currently an Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Social and Human Sciences at the Universidade Nova de Lisboa and postdoctoral fellowship at the Foundation for Science and Technology.

Vowel,  Joana Azevedo. APS Member nº 2829. Assistant professor invited at the University Institute of Lisbon (ISCTE-IUL) and researcher at the Center for Research and Sociology Studies (CIES-IUL). PhD in Theory and Social Research from the Università degli Studi di Roma “La Sapienza” and graduated in Sociology from ISCTE-IUL. She is a co-founder of a network of migration researchers, Rede Migra (CIES-IUL) and researcher at the Emigration Observatory (CIES-IUL). Research domains: sociologies of migration – migration and Portuguese emigration, skilled migration, political participation and migration policies; Research methodologies in social sciences; culture; Communication and Internet studies.

Vowel, Lígia Ferro. APS Member nº 2334. Graduated in Sociology from the Faculty of Arts of the University of Porto and PhD in Urban Anthropology from ISCTE-IUL. She is a visiting lecturer at the Department of Sociology at FLUP and a researcher at the Sociology Institute of UP and at CIES-IUL. She has developed research on urban practices and cultures, gender identities, migrations and formal and informal learning in various cities such as Porto, Lisbon, Barcelona, Paris, New York and Rio de Janeiro. He participated in action-research projects, considering the articulation between research and social intervention as one of the most stimulating and promising areas of sociology development.

Vowel, Paulo Peixoto. APS Member nº 1191. Assistant Professor at the University of Coimbra (FEUC), researcher at the Center for Social Studies (CES) and member of CNPq research groups at UERJ and UNICAMP. PhD in Sociology from UC. He has held scientific and management positions at FEUC, CES and SNESup. Research domains: higher education; Cities, heritage and urban cultures.

Vowel, Pedro Abrantes. APS Member nº 1933. Graduated and PhD in Sociology from ISCTE, he is an assistant professor at the Open University and member of the Center for Research and Sociology Studies (CIES-IUL). He has collaborated with several Portuguese and foreign institutions of higher education, including periods of work in Spain and Mexico, in the areas of education, inequalities and life paths. He is an apologist for Public Sociology, working to make the discipline appropriate and valued in diverse contexts, including the media, local authorities, basic schools, etc.

Vowel (substitute), Alexandra Aníbal. APS Member nº 509. She holds a PhD in sociology from ISCTE-IUL in 2014, having completed her degree (1990) and a master’s degree (1999) in sociology at FCSH-UNL. Since 1991 he has been working as a senior technician in the Lisbon City Hall, in the areas of education, training and culture. She has worked in programs for adult education and training and validation of non-formal and informal learning, both in the municipality of Lisbon and in the Institute of Employment and Vocational Training (which was requested from 2008 to 2010 under the New Opportunities Initiative) . Currently he is in the Municipal Directorate of Culture, to develop the program of lifelong learning in the network of libraries of Lisbon.

Vowel (substitute), Ana Ferreira. APS Member nº 2630. Postdoctoral fellow in Sociology and integrated researcher of the Interdisciplinary Center of Social Sciences of the New University of Lisbon (CICS.NOVA). His scientific career begins with a PhD in Biochemistry, held at Harvard Medical School. Upon returning to Portugal, and continuing to develop biomedical research, he started and finished a degree in Sociology at the Faculty of Social and Human Sciences of the New University of Lisbon. It is this scientific journey and the combination of formations that allow it to develop research focused on the interrelations between science, economics, politics and society.

General Assembly

PresidentJoão Filipe Marques
Vice-PresidentInês Pereira
SecretaryJosé Carlos Marques

Fiscal Council

PresidenteJoão Paula Mascarenhas
VogalJoão Paulo Dias
VogalDomingos Vaz

Council of ethics

PresidentRosário Mauritti
VowelAna Paula Marques
VowelVítor Sérgio Ferreira
VowelJosé Saragoça
VowelAna Matias Diogo
VowelCristina Parente (alternate)
VowelHernâni Veloso Neto (alternate)

Consulting Council

Ana Delicado
Ana Nunes de Almeida
Ana Romão
Anália Torres
António Firmino da Costa
António Teixeira Fernandes
Carlos Fortuna
Gilberta Rocha
João Arriscado Nunes
João Ferreira de Almeida
João Peixoto
João Sedas Nunes
Jorge Caleiras
José Augusto Palhares
José Carlos Venâncio
José Machado Pais
Luís Baptista
Luísa Veloso
Manuel Carlos Silva
Maria das Dores Guerreiro
Maria de Lourdes Lima dos Santos