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First Name
Maria Antónia
Last Name
University Institute of Lisbon
mayors, local government, history, politics, gender, agrarian reform, memories, rural sociology
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About Me

Political science researcher at CIES – Centre for Sociology Research Studies, ISCTE – Higher Institute of Social Sciences and Business Studies, Lisbon. Post-graduate in European Studies, Master and PhD in Modern and Contemporary History and Post-Doctoral research project on Political Science, focusing on Local Government. Former researcher at CIUHCT, Centro Interuniversitário de História da Ciência e Tecnologia, Department of Applied Social Sciences, Faculty of Science and Technology, Universidade Nova de Lisboa. Specialized in political transitions, local government, political and economic elites, memories and identities, rural and urban history, biographies. Principal investigator in a research project on History of Popularization of Science and Technology, Medicine and Public Health. Author of eleven books, articles in scientific journals with peer review, such as Public Understanding of Science, Rural History, História, Ciências, Saúde – Manguinhos, Notes & Records of The Royal Society, Portuguese Journal of Social Science, European Societies and AGER), and over a hundred articles, book chapters and dictionary entries available online. Has built 4 databases and regularly presents papers in conferences and seminars.

Recent Publications

2017. “The revolution in local government: mayors in Portugal before and after 1974”, Continuity and Change, n. 32.2, August.

2017. “Territorial inequalities: depopulation and local development policies in the Portuguese rural world”, AGERRevista de Estudios sobre Despoblación y Desarrollo Rural, n. 22, abril, pp. 61-87. DOI: 10.4422/ager.2016.08.,

2013. “Landlords, Tenants and Agrarian Reform: Local Elites and Regime Transitions in Avis, Portugal, 1778-2011”, Rural History, n. 24 (2), Cambridge University Press, October, pp. 127-142. DOI: 10.1017/S0956793313000046.

2013. «Epidemics in the news: health and hygiene in the press in periods of crisis», Public Understanding of Science, Edited by Martin W. Bauer, vol. 22, issue 7, October, pp. 886-902. DOI: 10.1177/0963662512473212.

2012. «The Portuguese cholera morbus epidemic of 1853-56 as seen by the press», Notes and Records: the Royal Society journal of the history of science, March 20, n. 66 (1), pp. 41-53. DOI: 10.1098/rsnr.2011.0001.

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