Associate Professor at the Department of Social Sciences and Management at Universidade Aberta, where he teaches since 2002 in the areas of anthropology, community development and forced migration. He obtained in 2010 a doctorate in Social Anthropology with a thesis on the ritual practice and social organization of the Bunak, in East Timor, a country where he lived for several years. It is a member of the Centre of Studies on Migrations and Intercultural Relations where it is the research coordinator of the group Migration and Cultural Diversities. [Scientific outputs]