Tiago Carvalho is a PhD candidate in the Department of Sociology and a member of Wolfson College at the University of Cambridge. Funded by the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology, his dissertation focuses on the dynamics of social movements in Portugal and Spain during the recent crisis and in the age of austerity, under the supervision of Thomas Jeffrey Miley and Pedro Ramos Pinto. Using a comparative approach, he is trying to understand, among other things, the different political outcomes of, and citizens’ reactions to, the policies of austerity, keeping in mind the broader interaction between social movements and the party system. He expects to be able to make broader arguments about the democratic practice in these countries. His approach is based on methodological pluralism and triangulation, using methods such as protest events analysis, interviews, ethnography and surveys.
Tiago received his BA and MPhil in Sociology from the University Institute of Lisbon (ISCTE-IUL) (2009 and 2011). Before starting his PhD in Cambridge he worked in several research projects at the Institute of Social Sciences at the University of Lisbon, and the Centre for Research and Studies in Sociology at the University Institute of Lisbon. He was also a teaching assistant at the Faculty of Social and Human Sciences at the New University of Lisbon.
Citizenship, social movements, democracy, social class and inequality, and social theory.
2012-2013 – Sociology of Culture (Teaching Assistant) – Faculty of Social and Human Sciences at the New University of Lisbon.
Almeida, A, N. de, Alves, N. A., Delicado, A. & Carvalho, T. (2014), Internet, children and space: Revisiting generational attributes and boundaries. New Media & Society.
Carvalho, T. (2014). Modernidade, Classes sociais e Cidadania Política: Portugal sob um olhar internacional (Modernity, Social Classes and Political Citizenship: Portugal from a international perspective), Análise Social, 212.
Almeida, A, N. de, Alves, N. A., Delicado, A. & Carvalho, T. (2013). Crianças e infância: a ordem geracional revisitada (Children and Childhood: the Generational Order Revisited). Análise Social, 207.
Almeida, A, N. de, Alves, N. A., Delicado, A. & Carvalho, T. (2012). Children and digital diversity: from ‘unguided rookies’ to ‘self-reliant cybernauts. Childhood, 19 (2).
Carvalho, T. & Casanova, J.L. (2010). Esfera Pública, Democracia e Internet: os bloggers em Portugal (Public Sphere, Democracy and Internet: bloggers in Portugal), Observatório da Comunicação (OBS*), 4(2).
Moriconi, M. & Carvalho, T. (2014), Ética, Responsablidade e Democracia: o problema da tolerância à corrupção (Social Responsability and Democracy: the problem of the tolerance to corruption). In Neto, H.V. & Coelho, S.L., Responsabilidade Social, Respeito e Ética na Vida em Sociedade, CIVEMORUM
Carvalho, T. (2013). Obstáculos de classe à cidadania em Portugal (Class obstacles to citizenship in Portugal). In Carmo, R.M. do (Ed.), Portugal uma Sociedade de Classes: Polarização Social e Vulnerabilidade (p. 63-78), Lisbon: Edições 70/Monde Diplomátique.
Almeida, A. N. de, Delicado, A., Alves, N.A. & Carvalho, T. (2012). As TIC em casa: contextos e desigualdades (ICT at home: contexts and inequalities). In Almeida, A.N. de (ed.), Infância, crianças e internet: desafios na era digital (p. 179-215). Lisbon: Fundação Gulbenkian.
Selected Conference Papers
Mobilization in Local Context: Popular Assembly of Barreiro, Portugal, 2011-2014. Crisis and Social Change, Towards Alternative Horizons, University of Cambridge, Faculty of Human, Social and Political Sciences, September 2014.
(With Nuno de Almeida Alves, Ana Alexandre, David Cairns). Youth Political Culture in Portugal: Attitudes, Engagement and Participation. 11th Conference of the European Sociological Association, Torino, August 2013.
(With Nuno de Almeida Alves, Ana Alexandre, David Cairns). Precarious Youth and Political Engagement in Portugal. 11th Conference of the European Sociological Association, Torino, August 2013.
(with Susana Cabaço) Continuities and Changes. A Perspective on Social Class and Citizenship in Lisbon. 10th Conference of the European Sociological Association, Geneva, September 2011.
(with Vasco Ramos). Social Class and Attitudes towards family and gender roles: an intergenerational perspective. 10th Conference of the European Sociological Association, Geneva, September 2011.
(with José Luís Casanova) Blogosphere and Democracy in Portugal – Results of a Websurvey, XVII World Congress of the International Sociological Association, Gothenburg, July 2010.
Selected Journalistic Articles and Academic Blogging
Le Monde Diplomatique – Portugal
- Social Classes and Tolerance to Corruption: a widespread phenomenon? June 2013 - with Marcelo Moriconi
- Class obstacles to citizenship in Portugal – January 2012
- Austerity, Protest and Social Implosion in Portugal: is a deepening of the economic crisis underway? (with Nuno de Almeida Alves, Ana Alexandre, David Cairns)
- Youth, Community and Music in Barreiro
- The Slow Boat to Barreiro? Unemployment, isolation and the austerity death spiral (with Nuno de Almeida Alves, Ana Alexandre, David Cairns)
- Political Culture and Public Space in Telheiras and Barreiro (with Nuno de Almeida Alves, Ana Alexandre, David Cairns)
- Mass anti-austerity protests in Portugal are emerging out of social movements which have been fighting against precarious conditions in the labour market (with Nuno de Almeida Alves, Ana Alexandre, David Cairns)