PhD, School of Social and Political Sciences. Thesis: “Post-Kemalism? The new balance of power in Turkey”, (September 2012);
Master’s Degree, School of Social and Political Sciences. Dissertation: “From Federalism to Federation or the Irreconciability between Thought and Action”;
Degree in International Relations, School of Social and Political Sciences. Specialization in Economic, Political and Cultural International Relations in Asia, Africa and Latin America.
Main Areas of Research
Pluralism, Liberalism, Democracy, Religion and Politics, Federalism, Turkish Politics.
Political Theory (from Plato to Rousseau), Pressure Groups and New Social Movements, Citizenship and Political Participation.
Professional and Academic Experience
2013-Present: Co-Editor of Interface magazine: a journal for and about social movements;
2012-Present: Assistant Professor, School of Social and Political Sciences, Lisbon University;
2011-Present: Researcher, Orient Institute (School of Social and Political Sciences);
2009: Turkish Language Course. Mark: 20 (out of 20);
2008-2013: German Language Course, Goethe Institut Lissabon;
2008: Summer School “Religion, Culture, Society”, University Centre Saint-Ignatius, Antwerp, Belgium;
2000-2005: Czech Language and Culture, Faculdade de Letras, University of Lisbon;
2000-2004: Summer School of Slavonic Studies, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic;
2002: “Federalism, Decentralization and Diversity: Federalism, Decentralization and “Good Governance”, Institute of Federalism, University of Fribourg, Switzerland.
Lecteur in School of Social and Political Sciences;
Assistant Researcher for the Centre of Political Thought Studies, School of Social and Political Sciences
Portuguese Political Thought;
Global Leadership Project (http://globalleadershipproject.org/);
Project Sapiens 99
Grants and Awards
2002: “Federalism, Decentralization and Diversity: Federalism, Decentralization and ‘Good Governance’”, Institute of Federalism, University of Fribourg, Switzerland Grant awarded by the Institute of Federalism;
2000-2004: Summer School of Slavonic Studies, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic. Scholarship granted by the Ministry of Education and Sports of the Czech Republic.
From Federalism to Federation or the Irreconcilability between Thought and Action, Lisbon, ISCSP, 2008 (in Portuguese).
2013 – Today: Co-Editor, Interface: a journal for and about social movements.
Academic Articles and Chapters
“Country profile Portugal”, Global Leadership Project (online in http://globalleadershipproject.org/);
“Convenant” – entry in Encyclopedia of Political Science, George T. Kurian (Editor in Chief), CQ Press, 2010;
“Political Theology: Religion and Politics in Federalism”, In Expanded EU: from autonomy to Alliance, edited by Xsenia Khovanova, Nejat Dogan and Maxym Kovalev. Amsterdam & New Yok: Rodopi, 2008.
“The Trade-off Between Federalism and Sovereignty. A Critique of the Unalterable Dynamics of the State”, In International Research On Global Affairs, edited by Gregory T. Papanikos. Athens: ATINER, 2005;
“From Dialectics to Political Theology: Rethinking Complexity in Federalism”, In Redefining Europe, edited by Joseph Drew. Amsterdam & New York: Rodopi, 2005.
Articles in Student Magazines
“Post-militarism in Turkey: the civilianization of the public sphere”, Pacta, Magazine of the International Relations Students of the School of Social and Political Sciences, 1st edition, October 2012.
“EU-Turkey Relations in the Last Decade”, Main speaker, Faculdade de Letras, University of Lisbon, May 18 2013;
“Rethinking Turkey’s accession to the EU”, Third Global International Studies Conference, Porto, Portugal, August 17-20 2011;
“The Unanticipated Effects of Turkey’s Accession to the EU: the Case for a Different Partnership”, International Studies Association 52nd Annual Convention, Montreal, Canada, March 16-19, 2011;
“Turkey’s Accession to the EU: The Case for a Different Partnership”, International Studies Association 52nd Annual Convention, Montreal, Canada, March 16-19 2011;
“Rethinking Liberal Democracy: The Decline of Politics and its Consequences”, New York State Political Science Association, 63rd Annual Conference, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, April 24-25 2009;
“Reflexions on Liberal Democracy”, What’s the Big Deal about Democracy?, Brighton, United Kingdom , 8-10 September 2008;
“The decline of Politics”, World International Studies Committee, 2nd Global International Studies Conference – What Keeps us Apart, What Keeps us Together, Liubljana, Slovenia, 23-26 July 2008;
“On Liberal Democracy”, Thinking without Borders: International Political Theory in the 21st Century, University of St. Andrews, United Kingdom, 12-13 June 2008;
“Against Relativism”, Eight Essex Graduate Conference in Political Theory: Multitude, People Resistance, Essex, United Kingdom, 21-22 June 2007;
“The (Im)perceptible Neglect of Thinking”, International Conference on the Ethical Foundations of Civic Society and the Education of Adults, St. Petesburg, Russia, 30 May-1 June 2007;
“The Eviction of Federalism through the Tyranny of the Majority: Tocqueville Revisited”, International Conference commemorating the 200th Anniversary of Alexis de Tocqueville’s Birth, Warsaw, Poland, 18-20 November 2005;
“Political Theology: Religion and Politics in Federalism”, Redefining Europe: EU Enlargement One Year After, Prague, Czech Republic, 29 April-2 May 2005;
“From Dialectics to Political Theology: Rethinking Complexity in Federalism”, Redefining Europe: Federalism and the Union of European Democracies, Prague, Czech Republic, 26-30 March 2004;