The network was born by initiative of a group of researchers at the Institute of Social Sciences – University of Lisbon (ICS-UL) comprises two research fellows, one post-doc researcher and three PhD students working in several projects that share a common theoretical and methodological approach in the study of contemporary mobility.
The research group combines the expertise of researchers from different countries and scientific areas (economics, geography, African studies, sociology, and development studies). The multi-disciplinary nature of the team members is a very important element taking into account the complex and multi-dimensional nature of the research programme through a transnational perspective.
There are several projects being developed in the context of the Transnational Lives, Mobility and Gender research program:
Ongoing Projects at ICS-UL
Places and belongings: circular conjugalities between Angola and Portugal (PTDC/AFR/119149/2010)
Team: Marzia Grassi (Coord.), Jeanne Vivet, Aline Afonso and Tatiana Ferreira.
Team: Marzia Grassi (Coord.), Jeanne Vivet and Luena Marinho.
Team: Marzia Grassi (Coord.), Marianna Bacci Tamburlini, Pedro Rodrigues, Tatiana Ferreira, Augusto Nascimento, Alberto Sobrero, Martina Giuffré, Caterina Cingolani and Francesco Fanoli.
Angola in Movement: Sociabilities and informal trade (PPCDT/AFR/59446/2004)
Team: Marzia Grassi (Coord.), Samuel Aço, Carlos Lopes and Cristina Rodrigues.
Final publication: (2010) Forms of Familial, Economic, and Political Association in Angola Today: A Foundational Sociology of an African State, The Edwin Mellen Press, New York, London.
Claúdia Luena Marinho. Supervisors: Marzia Grassi and Ana Nunes de Almeida
Marianna Bacci Tamburlini. Supervisor: Marzia Grassi
Tatiana Ferreira. Supervisors: Fernando Luís Machado and Marzia Grassi