LUCINDA FONSECA, MARIA

IGOT, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal

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Maria Lucinda Fonseca is involved in the Jean Monnet Network as representative of the IGOT-ULisboa, Portugal. She currently is a Full Professor of Human Geography and Migration Studies at the Institute of Geography and Spatial Planning (IGOT), Universidade de Lisboa. She is also the coordinator of the Research Unit MIGRARE - Migration, spaces and societies at the Centre for Geographical Studies (CEG) of the same institute as well as the Director of the Ph.D. Program on Migration Studies at the University of Lisbon. Currently, she coordinated the Portuguese team in the Mobile Welfare Project - European Welfare Systems in Times of Mobility, sponsored by the NORFACE Research Programme on Welfare State Futures. She is also a member of the Board of Directors and the Executive Board of the IMISCOE network and of the International Steering Committee of the International Metropolis Project. She has also taken part in two Marie Curie – IRSES projects (MedChange and DiasporaLink), funded by the EU. She was the Portuguese scientist in charge of the THEMIS project (Theorizing the Evolution of European Migration Systems), sponsored by the NORFACE Research Programme on Migration (2010-1013) and she coordinated GEITONIES, an international project funded under the 7th Framework Programme (2009-2011).

Themes related to current research:

  • Migration, Mobilities and the City
  • Migration, Demographic Change, and Development
  • Migration and Integration Policies
  • Migration Processes and Migration Aspirations

For more information about her research activities and publications see here.