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José Soeiro


Sociologist. Graduated from the Faculty of Arts of the University of Porto (FLUP). PhD from the Faculty of Economics of the University of Coimbra, in the area of the sociology of labour and collective action, with a thesis on 'The Formation of the Precariat. Transformations at work and mobilisations of precarious workers in Portugal'. He is currently an integrated researcher at the Institute of Sociology at the University of Porto (IS-UP) and a visiting researcher at CIES-ISCTE. He is co-author, among others, of the books: Cuidar de quem Cuida (Objectiva, 2020, com Mafalda Araújo e Sofia Figueiredo), The Routledge Companion to Theatre of the Oppressed (Routledge, 2019, com Kelly Howe e Julian Boal), A Falácia do Empreendedorismo (Bertrand, 2016, com Adriano Campos), Não Acredite em Tudo o que Pensa (Tinta-da-China, 2013, com Miguel Cardina e Nuno Serra). He has participated in various publications, mainly on the themes of work, precariousness and Theatre of the Oppressed. Since May 2015, he has written a weekly column for the newspaper Expresso online. He is a member of the Portuguese Parliament, with responsibilities in the areas of labour and social security. He collaborates as a guest lecturer with higher education institutions in the field of social sciences. His main areas of interest are: labour relations, precariousness and social classes; work, collective action and trade unionism; division of labour and the social organisation of care; public employment, social protection and care policies; theatre, theatre of the oppressed, social intervention and cultural policies.


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