Political Science and African Politics
I am an Assistant Professor in African Politics at ISCTE-IUL, where I have held the post of Guest Lecturer for five years (2015-2020). I have taught several courses over the years, including: Introduction to Political Science (Degree of Political Science), Contemporary African Politics – Political Systems, Institutions and Political Parties (Masters/ PhD in Political Science, African Studies, and other social sciences), Contemporary African Issues and Debates (Master in African Studies), Research Project in African Studies (PhD in African Studies), among others.
Between 2016/2017 I have taught a course on Political Leadership (Degree of Political Science) at University of Minho, and received an award for best lecturer.
Between 2015-2020 I was co-coordinator and lecturer of the course Methods and Research Design at the PhD in Comparative Politics at the Institute of Social Sciences, University of Lisbon.
I am co-founder and co-organizer of the Summer School Studying African Politics, which has taken place every year, since 2016, at the Institute of Social Sciences, University of Lisbon. Over the years it has attracted the interest dozens of students from different disciplinary fields. The summer school introduces the students to selected themes and research questions on African politics, and helps them develop the theoretical and methodological underpinnings of their projects. I have also co-organized a Summer School on Mixed Methods in 2016, and the ECPR Summer School on Parliaments in 2019 at the Institute of Social Sciences, University of Lisbon. Finally have been regularly invited to participate, as lecturer, on Summer Schools on African Politics, Activism and Europe-Africa Relations.
I have acquired considerable experience in the (co)supervision of several PhD and master theses at the Institute of Social Sciences, University of Lisbon, and at ISCTE-IUL. This experience has not only enabled me to develop my teaching and mentoring skills but also allowed me to learn from the students.