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Biography

Welcome! I am a Ph.D. researcher at the European University Institute (EUI).  I study how changes in the political context affect individual-level attitudes and behaviour. My doctoral thesis, which is being supervised by Prof. Elias Dinas, looks at how the electoral success of radical right parties changes the perceived strength of established social norms. 

I am also one of the organizers of the Political Behaviour Colloquium, which is sponsored by Prof. Hanspeter Kriesi.

Before coming to the EUI, I did my Masters in Political Science in ISCTE-University Institute of Lisbon. Meanwhile, I worked on the project Changing Degrees Of Europeanization? Social Movements in the Public Debate on the EU Sovereign Debt Crisis in Portugal, coordinated by Dr. Britta Baumgarten, which analysed the way Portuguese media portrayed the recent economic and financial crisis and how social movements affected discourse on it. Working on this project made me very interested in understanding why some protests were awarded more visibility in the media than others, and why media commentators regarded some contentious actions as being more legitimate than others. This motivated me to write a pair of papers on this topic: a single-authored paper that has been accepted for publication in Social Movement Studies  and a paper coauthored with Britta Baumgarten that has been accepted for publication in Mobilization. 

Please follow me on ResearchGate and on Academia.edu.

Aside from my work in Political Science, I am a jazz pianist. I have a BA in Jazz Piano from the Lisbon College of Music (ESML) and play frequently with a group of colleagues from the EUI. Some recordings can be found in my Soundcloud pageI am also part of the EUI Music Society and of the EUI Refugee Initiative.