Filipe Martins


Filipe Martins is a researcher at Faculdade de Educação e Psicologia of Universidade Católica Portuguesa, where he conducted postdoctoral studies in Social Pedagogy. He holds a degree in Anthropology from the Universidade Nova de Lisboa (2004), a postgraduate degree in Anthropology, Multiculturalism and Identities (2006) and a PhD in Urban Anthropology from ISCTE – Instituto Universitário de Lisboa (2013), with the thesis “Between Project and Conviviality: being young in the poor outskirts of Mindelo, Cape Verde”.

He has developed ethnographic research with vulnerable young people in urban contexts in Cape Verde and Portugal, with particular focus on young people’s educational trajectories, educational inclusion and civic participation.

He has collaborated in several socio-educational projects and organizations, both in Portugal and in Cape Verde, in the fields of Youth, Education, Citizenship and Cultural Diversity. Between 2010 and 2016 he lectured at the Porto and Viana do Castelo Higher Schools of Education, in the fields of Social Pedagogy and Citizenship Education.

Filipe Martins is currently a member of the ACT project team, coordinating community-based educational initiatives towards social inclusion and educational success of at-risk youth. He also coordinates a national wide research project on citizenship competences assessment.

Scientific areas of activity
  • Youth Studies
  • Social Pedagogy
  • Anthropology of Education
  • Social and educational participation of vulnerable young people
  • Cultural diversity, multiculturalism and Intercultural Education
  • Citizenship Education
Academic CV

Research Centre for Human Development (CEDH)