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Speaker: Ana Margarida Esteves

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Ana Margarida Esteves is a scholar-activist based in Lisbon, Portugal. She is currently based at Instituto Universitário de Lisboa (ISCTE-IUL), where she is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Center for International Studies, as well as an Invited Assistant Professor at the Department of Political Economy. She is currently leading a six-year international comparative research project on the convergence of Solidarity Economy and the Commons in the development of alternative political economies.

Ana Margarida Esteves is a scholar-activist based in Lisbon, Portugal. She is a co-founder and member of the international spokescouncil of Interface: A journal for and about social movements (www.interfacejournal.net ). She was also one of the co-founders of Academia Cidadã/The Citizenship Academy, based in Lisbon, Portugal. Ana Margarida was educated in Portugal, the United Kingdom and the USA and holds a Ph.D. and M.A. in Sociology from Brown University, for which she received a Fulbright Fellowship, as well as a M.Sc. in European Studies from the London School of Economics, funded with a British Chevening Scholarship. Her research and teaching interests include Social and Solidarity Economy, Commons, non-formal education and qualitative research methods. In November 2014, she became a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Center for International Studies of ISCTE-IUL - University Institute of Lisbon, where she is leading a six-year international comparative research project entitled “The Emerging Action Fields of Solidarity Economy”. Previous to this position, she held a Postdoctoral Fellowship at Tulane University’s Roger Thayer Stone Center for Latin American Studies (New Orleans, USA). Between 1999 and 2004, she worked as an international development project manager for the European Commission and the European Union Delegation in Brazil.