Pedro Tavares de Almeida

Political Studies
Full Professor


Building B2, 1st floor, room 86

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Online pages

Professional and Research Networking Sites

Scientific areas

  • Citizenship and Political Representation
  • Elections and Electoral Systems
  • Elite Studies
  • State and Public Administration
  • Civil Society and Democracy
  • Comparative Politics
Bureaucracy, Civil society, Clientelism, Democracy, Elections, Elites, State

Research Associations and Networks

  • Officer of the Board of the Research Committee on Political Elites of the International Political Science Association (IPSA), 2012-2018. .
  • Member of the Grup d’ Història del Parlamentarisme, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, 2012 - 2017.
  • Member of the do Standing Group on Southern European Politics, European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR), 2008 - .
  • Member of the Centro de Estudos de Sociologia da Universidade Nova de Lisboa (CESNOVA), 2007-2013.

Selected Publications

Academic training

Year Degree Area Institution Grade
Political Science
Political Sociology
summa cum laudae

Relevant Professional Experience

  • Member (March 2009- March 2018) and Vice-Chairman (July 2013-March 2018) of the Scientific Council of FCSH-UNL.
  • Chair of the Department of Political Studies, FCSH-UNL (July 2009 - July 2017).
  • Principal Investigator or team member of various funded Research Programmes, both national and international.
  • Member of academic juries in different universities, both in Portugal and abroad (EUI Florence, and the universities Complutense of Madrid, of Valencia and of Granada).
  • Member of the juries of scientific awards and of committees for the evaluation of study programmes.and research projects.
  • Supervisor of several post-Doctoral, PhD and MA students.
  • Member of the editorial boards of academic journals, both national and internacional, and, since 2007, editor of the Series 'Political Studies' published by Livros Horizonte.
  • Visiting Fellow of the Center of International Studies, Princeton University, USA (August-December 1997), and of the Centro Interdipartimentale di Ricerca sul Cambiamento Politico (CIRCaP), University of Siena, Italy (May 2003).
  • Visiting Professor of the Instititue of Political Science, Corvinus University of Budapest, Hungary (May 2013) and of the Department of Political Science, Faculté de Droit et de Science Politique, Université de Montpellier, France (Nov.Dec.2014).
  • Guest Lecturer in post-graduate programmes in Spain (Complutense University of Madrid, University of Granada, University of Huelva, International University of Andalusia, and University of Valencia) and Brasil (Federal University of Paraná, Curitiba).

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