Catarina Gama

Education
PhD studies in Political Science, specialization in Political Theory and Analysis, Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, of the New University of Lisbon;
Master of Arts in Political Science and International Relations (Specialization in Globalization and Environment) – FCSH-UNL;
Bachelor of Arts in Culture and Portuguese Language – FLUL.

Main Investigation Areas
Culture Studies; External Culture Actions; Political Culture; Language Policies; Teaching Portuguese as a foreign Language(PLE).

Professional and Academic Experience
Teaching Portuguese language as a foreign language; Editorship Work(PLE);
Professor of Pedagogical Support to the General Coordinator of USA Education;
Associate Researcher of Political Observatory.

Projects
Co-organizer of the conference Shattering Iberia: Cultural Responses to na Ongoing Crisis, 4-5 March of 2014, University of California, Berkeley;
Co-curator of the Portuguese Film Festival Arrested History – New Portuguese Cinema, 13-17 November, Pacific Film Archive, University of California, Berkeley;
Member of International Political Science Association;
Member of Cultural Association Irrigaterra (Brazil/Cape Verde);
Advisory Board Member of the General Consulate of Portugal in San Francisco;
Member of Executive Committee of Portuguese Studies Program of the Institute of European Studies, University of California at Berkeley;
Founding member of Political Observatory;
Member of Portuguese Association of Political Science
Training activities for teachers of Portuguese (primary and secondary) from the United States of America, Canada, France, Switzerland, the UK and Portugal (Portuguese as a Foreign Language);
Female literacy (Mozambique) – Volunteering.

Communications
Portuguese Language Policy – a political view 39th International Conference on Social Theory, Politics and Arts, Seattle University, USA, 24 -26 October 2013;
«Política da Língua Portuguesa: panorama e desafios», American Portuguese Studies Association, VIII International Conference, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, 4-6 October 2012;
«Culture and Politics: Portuguese Language Policy», 23rd Slovenian Political Science Days, Political Culture in Focus of Political Sciences, Portorož, Slovenia, May 31st – June 2nd 2012;
«A Cultura no contexto da Política», Mesa Redonda I – A Cultura não é suficiente; Outumn School, 3ª Edição, Observatório Político and Science Po Paris – ISCSP-UTL, 7 November 2011;
QuaREPE levels: Suggestions for practical application.

Awards
INSTITUTIONAL IMPROVEMENT GRANT PROGRAM 2013-2014, Center for Teaching and Learning, University of California, Berkeley.

Publications
«Cultura(s) em Português como Interstício(s) Transformador(es)» in Vargas, Carlos (org. e coord.), Cultura Política e Práticas de Cultura, Fonte da Palavra, Lisboa, 2012; «Da Cultura à Identidade Cultural», Revista Portuguesa de Ciência Política, Observatório Político,nº 0, Lisboa, 2010.