Susana Trovão (Ph.D. Universidade Nova, Lisboa, 1994) works as a full professor of Anthropology at the Universidade Nova de Lisboa. The areas of expertise she currently lectures and investigates in comprise Migrations, Inter-ethnic Relations and Transnationalism. She has published on international peer-reviewed journals, such as Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, Culture & Psychology, Gender, Place & Culture, Social Identities, Journal of Women's Studies, and Journal of Family Issues. Her main publications include books such as Transnational Movements and Affiliations (2012), Migrant Family Dynamics and Civic Participation (2010), Different Children of Different Gods: Uses of Religion and Social Integration (2006), and From Mozambique to Portugal: Hinduism Reconstructed (2001).
Chrysi Rapanta (Ph.D. Università della Svizzera italiana, Switzerland, 2011) works as a post-doctoral researcher at the Universidade Nova de Lisboa. Before that, she was Assistant Professor of Communication at Zayed University, United Arab Emirates. Her current research focuses in the field of Philosophy of Education, especially in the study of implementation of philosophical tools, such as theory of argumentation, to educational contexts, such as teacher-students’ interactions. Her background is highly interdisciplinary, as shown by her versatile publications on topics ranging from business communications to the use of technologies, and from argumentative competence analysis to teacher training and education. She has published in top journals in the field of Education, such as the Review of Educational Research, the Journal of Philosophy of Education, and the British Journal of Educational Technologies. Chrysi will assist in all tasks, especially in the ones related to the Cultural Literacy Learning Programme (WP3) and the analysis of dialogue and argumentation (WP5).
Dilar Cascalheira (Degree in Clinical Psychology, 1996; Degree in Communication Sciences - Communication, Culture and Arts, NOVA FCSH, 2016), works as a research assistant at the Institute of Philosophy of the Universidade Nova de Lisboa, since 2017. Before that she worked as a clinical psychologist (psychotherapy and psychological assessment) for two Portuguese NGOs, two public schools in Lisbon, and also as a private practitioner in medical clinics, mainly with children and adolescents. Currently attending a Masters in Philosophy (Aesthetics) at NOVA FCSH, her thesis is on Cinema and Philosophy, and her main interests are: subjectivity, intersubjectivity, the relationship between ethics and art, philosophy of education and argumentation studies. Dilar Cascalheira will assist mainly in tasks related to analysis and selection of cultural texts (WP2), the Cultural Literacy Learning Programme (WP3), analysis of dialogue and argumentation (WP5) and communications and dissemination (WP8).
Project Manager and Research Assistant
Beatriz Gil (Degree in Communication Sciences – Cinema and Cultural Studies, NOVA FCSH, 2016) works as a research assistant at the Institute of Philosophy of the Universidade Nova de Lisboa since 2017. Before that, she worked as a communication manager, being responsible for all the communication input and output and social media and social relations management of a company. Currently attending a Masters in Aesthetics and Artistic Studies at Universidade Nova de Lisboa, her interests are philosophy in the art, discourse understanding, literature, philosophy of education and argumentation studies. Beatriz Gil will assist mainly in administrative and communication tasks, especially in the ones related to project management (WP1), analysis and selection of cultural texts (WP2), the Cultural Literacy Learning Programme (WP3), analysis of dialogue and argumentation (WP5) and communications and dissemination (WP8).
Rita Luis (PhD Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF), Barcelona, 2015) is an historian specialized in the history of mass media in the context of the Iberian dictatorships of the 20th Century. Her dissertation, which was awarded the 2017 International Prize for Doctoral Research of the History of Communication Association (ASHISCOM), concerned the reception of the Portuguese revolutionary Process of 1974-1975 in the late-Francoist press. She currently works as a post-doctoral researcher at the Universidade Nova de Lisboa, and her research interests include the relationship between media studies and history and, in specific, the use of language and the realm of discourse within authoritarian regimes and their propaganda system, as well as the field of the didactic of history. Previously, as an integrated researcher of Instituto de História Contemporânea da FCSH-UNL, she developed a project on practice and everyday life of press censorship during the New State in Portugal (1933-1974) and, in ICS-UL, she integrated the project “The Portuguese Colonial Empire and urban popular culture: comparing visions from the metropolis and the colonies (1945-1974)” researching the role of the public television in developing an image of the colonies. She maintains a close collaboration with the Journalism Research Group (Grup de Recerca en Periodisme) at the UPF in Barcelona. Rita assists in tasks related to the Cultural Literacy Learning Programme (WP3), sustaining and widening impact (WP4), analysis of dialogue and argumentation (WP5), the online platform for cultural literacy learning (WP6), the scale of progression for cultural literacy learning (WP7) and communications and dissemination (WP8).
Fabrizio Macagno (Ph.D. Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan, 2008) works as a researcher and invited auxiliary professor at the Universidade Nova de Lisboa. His current research, between the fields of Linguistics and Philosophy of language, is focused on the persuasive use of emotive language and on the dialectical dimension of discourse implicitness, which he analyzes within the contexts of legal and political discourse. He is author of several papers on definition, informal fallacies, argumentation schemes, and dialogue theory published on major international peer-reviewed journals such as Journal of Pragmatics, Intercultural Pragmatics, Argumentation, Philosophy and Rhetoric, Informal Logic, and Pragmatics and Cognition. His most important publications include the books Argumentation Schemes (CUP 2008), Emotive language in argumentation (CUP 2014), and Interpreting straw man argumentation (Springer 2017). Fabrizio will lead the analysis of dialogue and argument (WP5), thanks to his expertise on discourse analysis and interpretation.