Assistant Professor, Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro – UTAD, CETRAD – Vila Real, Portugal. Holds a European PhD in Social Anthropology from the University of Santiago de Compostela (Galicia, Spain) and another International PhD in Tourism from the University of La Laguna (Canarias, Spain). Assistant teacher with habilitation (tenure) of anthropology (by ISCTE, Lisbon) and cultural tourism in UTAD. Conducts research about anthropology of tourism and cultural heritage in CETRAD, Centre for Transdiciplinary Development Studies, of UTAD. Has done fieldwork research in Spain, Portugal and Panama – about indigenous guna tourism. Is the Head of Tourism First Degree Course of UTAD, and was visitor teacher in the Universities of Vigo, Coruña, Santiago de Compostela, Pablo Olavide (Seville), Salamanca, Panamá, Universidade Nova de Lisboa (Portugal), Costa Rica, UNICAMP (Brazil) and others. Awarded the 1994 Vicente Risco Award of Social Anthropology and Social Sciences; the 2007 FITUR in research tourism and the 2011 Sol-Meliá, University of Balears Islands Awards for Tourism Research. Nowadays is doing research on Portuguese Inside Way of Pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela and about Tourism in the Douro Region. Member of Editorial Board of International Journal of Tourism and Cultural Heritage – Pasos.
Senior Research Fellow, Graduate Institute Geneva, Switzerland. Researcher at the Global Migration Centre and the Department of Anthropology and Sociology, at the Graduate Institute Geneva, Switzerland, and Research Associate at the Instituto Universitário de Lisboa (ISCTE-IUL), Centro em Rede de Investigação em Antropologia, in Lisbon, Portugal. Author of the award-winning Tourism and Informal Encounters in Cuba (2016), as well as numerous contributions to edited volumes and journals in both anthropology and tourism studies including Anthropological Theory, Journal of Anthropological Research, and Journal of Tourism and Cultural Change. With ethnographic field research in Cuba and Spain, his work contributes to scholarship in the social sciences on intimacy, economic practice, morality, tourism, migration, transnationalism, and globalization.
Research Centre in Economic and Organizational Sociology (SOCIUS/CSG, ISEG, Universidade de Lisboa)
PhD Programme on Economic and Organizational Sociology (PDSEO)