Renato Miguel do Carmo, sociologist

My name is Renato Miguel do Carmo. I am Assistant Professor at the University Institute of Lisbon (ISCTE-IUL) and Research Fellow at Centre for Research and Studies in Sociology (CIES-IUL). I graduated with a degree in Sociology from New University of Lisbon (UNL) in 1993, obtained an MA in Sociology in 1997 (UNL), and a PhD in Sociology in 2006 from Institute of Social Sciences (ICS-UL).

My research revolves around social and spatial inequality, social capital, mobility, urban and rural studies, and public policies. Since obtaining my PhD, I have received five scientific awards: awarded with the ISCTE-IUL prizes for one of best international articles published in 2010, 2014 and 2015; award to the best article in the field of regional studies published in Portuguese journals in 2008 (Portuguese Association for Regional Development, APDR); special Prize of the Jury 2009 for the best article published in the journal Análise Social by a young researcher. 

Since April 2008, when I joined ISCTE-IUL (host institution), I have taken several personal initiatives aimed at innovative, challenging projects. I have participated in the creation of new structures and research platforms. I normally look for new outputs as a way of improving projects.  I enjoy working in teams of researchers with different scientific and social backgrounds. I like to share ideas and discuss them with an open-minded attitude.