(In)Finite Space: Psychoanalysis and intersection of places
March 15-16 2019
Faculty of Psychology – University of Lisbon – Portugal
International Invited speakers
I initially trained and I have been working since 1984 as a child psychiatrist at the McGill University Health Center (Montreal Children’s Hospital) where I have held clinical, teaching and administrative roles (especially Director of the Psychiatry Department from 2010 to 2013, and Academic Director of the Division of Child Psychiatry at McGill University in 2012-2013). I graduated as a psychoanalyst in 1987 and was elected as training analyst in 2004. I have taught and supervised since 1987 in various settings. I was also President of the Société psychanalytique de Montréal from 2001 to 2005, and President of the Canadian Psychoanalytic Society from 2007 to 2009. I was Director of the Institut psychanalytique de Montréal from 2009 to 2013. Finally, I have published in both French and English, the two languages I speak and write, in addition to working on the editorial board of some publications. I have been a North American representative on the International Psychoanalytic Association Board since 2015 and I chaired recently (2017-18) the Task Force on the Eitingon model.
Stefano Bolognini is an eminent Italian psychoanalyst born in 1949 in Bologna, Italy, where he lives and works. He is a medical doctor and a Psychiatrist. Bolognini is a training analyst at the Italian Psychoanalytical Society. He was the scientific secretary from 1997 to 2001 and chairman from 2009 to 2013. He was also a member of the European Editorial Board of the International Journal of Psychoanalysis from 2002 to 2012 and a member of the Theoretical Working Party of the European Federation of Psychoanalysis. Founder and Chair of the IPA Inter-Regional Encyclopedic Dictionary of Psychoanalysis, he was the last President of the International Psychoanalytic Association (2010-2017) and the first Italian to be elected to this position. He wrote widely and he is the author of several articles and books, namely Psychoanalytic Empathy, Secret Passages – the theory and technique of interpsychic relations and Like Wind, Like Wave. A regular contributor to newspapers in Italy and a gifted writer he won the Gradiva Award for Like Wind, Like Wave.
Portuguese Psychoanalytical Society
Ana Catarina Duarte Silva
Ana Catarina Duarte Silva. Clinical Psychologist, Psychoanalyst, Psychotherapist, Master in Psychopathology and Clinical Psychology. Associate Member of the and the International Psychonalytical Association (IPA). Trainer at the Portuguese Institute of Psychoanalysis and member of the Board of the Institute of Psychoanalysis. She has diverse publications and interventions in the field of psychology, psychoanalysis and culture.
Carlos Farate is Psychiatrist and Training and Supervising analyst of SPP and IPA. IPA Research Fellow. Member of the Teaching Committee of SPP. Associate Professor and Scientific Coordinator responsible for the specialization in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy of the MSc in Clinical Psychology of ISMT. Assistant Coordinator of a PhD Program in Mental Health (ICBAS-UP) between 2001 and 2012. Author of several scientific and psychoanalytic texts and papers, editor and author of books and book chapters in psychoanalysis, including “Psicanálise com limites e psicanálise ilimitada” (Fenda, 1912) and “Bion e Lacan para além de Freud” (Almedina, 2018). Current research interests: psychoanalytic derivation of Catastrophe Theory semiotics, Supervision in Psychoanalysis, Attachment and mentalization.
Conceição Tavares de Almeida
Clinical Psychologist, Psychoanalyst. Specialty degree in Clinical and Health Psychology and advanced specialty of Psychotherapy.Full Training Member of the Portuguese Society of Psychoanalysis (SPP) and the International Psychoanalytic Association (IPA).Vice-president of the current direction since 2016. Trainer of candidates in the Institute of Psychoanalysis. Adviser for Childhood and Adolescence of the National Program for Mental Health (PNSM) of the Directorate General of Health (DGS).Institutional professional experience in drug addiction and in primary health care. She is a trainer, supervisor and published author, nationally and internationally, in the themes: Psychoanalysis, Development, Psychopathology, Pregnancy and Childhood, Mourning, Parenting, Adolescence and Risk Behaviors, Autonomy and Residential Care, Additive Behaviors, Communication, Psychotherapies and Relation of Help. Consultant and trainer at
nursery and kindergarten “Jardim da Fantasia” since 2005. Experience in university teaching in Clinical, Criminal and Deviant Behavior Psychology (1998/2002). Guided academic and professional internships in the corresponding areas.
Psychiatrist, psychoanalyst and psychodramatist. She is a Training and Supervising Full member of the Portuguese Psychoanalytic Society and of the Portuguese Group Psychoanalytical Psychodrama Society, and also member of the Teaching Commission of both societies. Member of the Scientific Committee of the Portuguese Psychoanalytic Journal; Author of several papers on national and international journals and also of the book “Narcissism, primitive defenses and separation”, published in 2007. PhD in Medical Sciences (Oporto University); University teacher for 11 years at the degree in Psychology of Catholic University (Braga). Board member of the Portuguese Group Psychoanalytical Psychodrama Society. Board member of the Portuguese Psychoanalytic Society (2015-2018). Head of Oporto Psychoanalytic Institute, serving two terms (2015-2018 and 2008). Vice-president of the Portuguese Psychosomatic Society at the north of Portugal area between 1999-2004.
Emílio Eduardo Guerra Salgueiro
Emílio Eduardo Guerra Salgueiro is a psychiatrist for children, adolescents and adults (Ordem dos Médicos, Lisboa), considering himself greatly influenced by the example and knowledge of an eminent Portuguese Psychoanalyst, João dos Santos. She is a psychoanalyst working with children, adolescents and adults and a full member of the Portuguese Society of Psychoanalysis and the International Psychoanalytical Association.
Henriqueta Maria Ramalhinho Ginja da Costa Martins
Psychologist, PHD in Clinical Psychology, specialty of Psychoanalysis. Psychoanalyst, Member of the Sociedade Portuguesa de Psicanálise and Member of the International Psychoanalytical Association, since 2008. Effective member of the Health Service of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry of the Santa Casa da Misericórdia de Lisboa since 1992. Coordinator and Responsible Psychologist of the psycho-pedagogical and preventive project of the Day Care “Casa do Bebé”, of the Associação Crescer e Formar de Lisboa, since 2015. Coordinator of the External Training Courses of the Sociedade Portuguesa de Psicanálise. Teaching activity at the Instituto de Psicanálise – Sociedade Portuguesa de Psicanálise and at the Catholic University of Lisbon. Author and co-author of several articles in scientific journals, in the fields of psychoanalysis, psychosomatic, chronobiology and pain medicine.
João Seabra Diniz
João Seabra Diniz is a Psychoanalyst from the Portuguese Society of Psychoanalysis and member of the International Psychoanalytic Association. He has also the specialization in Children and Adolescents Psychoanalysis. He was Member of the National Commission for the International Year of the Child (1979), National Coordinator of the Family and Child Support Project and Member of the National Family Council. He held various positions in an institution in Lisbon – Santa Casa da Misericórdia – with a singular emphasis to the maternal and child area, children deprivation from a normal family environment and to the issue of adoption. He wrote and lectured in various magazines and other media channels. He is the author of the book “This My Son I Did not Have – Adoption and Its Problems”. He works, at the present, in private psychoanalytic clinic and in the Portuguese Society of Psychoanalysis where he was President of the Board. He is currently President of the Board of the Institute of Psychoanalysis.
Luísa Branco Vicente
Psychiatry, Paedopsychiatry, Psychodramatist, Psychoanalyst. Specialist in Psychiatry and in Paedopsychiatry, Doctorate in Psychiatry and Mental Health. President of the Teaching Commission and the Ethics Commission of the Portuguese Society of Psychoanalytical Group Psychodrama. Didactic Member and Teaching Commission of Portuguese Society of Psychoanalysis. Chairman of the General Meeting of Portuguese Society of Psychosomatic. Investigator and Coordinator in the areas of Medicine and Mental Health in Investigation Projects
Manuela Fleming, PhD in Biomedical Sciences – Medical Psychology. Reader and Full Professor of Psychology of Instituto de CiênciasBiomédicas (ICBAS) of Oporto University, where she developed her career as professor and researcher. Training and Supervising Full member of the Portuguese Psychoanalytic Society (SPP) and member of the International Psychoanalytical Association (IPA). She was President of SPP, Coordinator of the Psychoanalytic Portuguese Journal and works as training and supervisor on SPP. Author of 8 books of Psychology and Psychoanalysis, highlighting Dor Sem Nome and A Psicanáliseem Tempo de Mudança (co-author), published by Afrontamento Editors. She´s also author of severalpapers on national and international journalsand lecturer on national and international Psychoanalitic Meetings. She develops private clinical pratice as psychoanalyst and psychotherapist in Oporto.
Maria do Carmo Sousa Lima
Maria do Carmo Sousa Lima is a Psychoanalyst of children and adults. A titular member, with didactic functions, of the Portuguese Psychoanalytic Society and member of the International Psychoanalytical Association (IPA) and European Psychoanalytical Federation (EPF) She has a Degree in Philosophy (Univ. Lisbon). Post-graduation in Clinical Psychology of Children (Univ. Leuven). Public and private clinical activity and training. She had clinical cases monthly supervisions of children and adults with Donald Meltzer, between 1991 and 2004. She lectured Clinical Seminars in Lisbon, Oxford, London (Tavistock-Clinic), Copenhagen, Florence, Paris and Barcelona and developed wide collaboration at Anglo-European Clinical Seminars, Wolfson College, in Oxford. With several Child case psychoanalysis publications (The Journal of the British Association of Psychotherapists; Analytische Kinder-und Jugendlichen-Psycho-Therapie), she is also the author of a book ‘In what place of my head do I take Maria do Carmo?’ – From the genesis and destiny of projective identification. (Lisbon: Freud & Company, 2017), three books of poetry and one in co-authorship on Psychoanalysis and Art.
Maria Fernanda Gonçalves Alexandre
Psychologist, Specialization in Clinical and Health Psychology, Psychotherapist by Portuguese Psychologists (OPP). Psychoanalyst of adults, children and adolescents, titular member, with didactic functions, of the Portuguese Society of Psychoanalysis (SPP) and member of the International Psychoanalytical Association (IPA), European Psychoanalytical Federation (EPF) and Societé Européenne pour Psychanalyse de l’Enfant et de l ‘ Adolescent. She lectured widely at seminars at the Institute of Psychoanalysis, organ of the Portuguese Society of Psychoanalysis, as well as in postgraduate courses at university level. She has made a remarkable number of Conferences and oral Communications in several Congresses and Seminars as well as in different Institutions. She published several articles in Psychoanalysis and Analytical Psychotherapy journals. Along with colleagues from the same area, she is co-author in four books. Of her authorship she published two books – “Psychic Changes in the Therapeutic Process – The Role of Narcissism” (Fenda) – and “The Psychic Experience-Essays on the Construction of the Psychoanalytic Process” (Fenda). With wide collaboration and assuming several duties at the Portuguese Society of Psychoanalysis (SPP), she is currently the Director of the Portuguese Journal of Psychoanalysis.
Maria José Gonçalves
Maria José Gonçalves is a psychoanalyst, a training analyst and President of the Teaching Commission at the Portuguese Society of Psychoanalysis. She is a full Member of the International Psychoanalytic Association and European Psychoanalytical Federation (EPF). She is a medical doctor and Pedopsychiatrist. Shewas the Director of the Department of Psychiatry of Childhood and Adolescence of D. Estefânia Hospital, where she created, developed and directed the Early Childhood Unit. She was President of the Portuguese Association of Psychiatry of Childhood and Adolescence. She wrote widely and published in magazines of psychoanalysis and of pedopsyquiatry.
Maria Luís Borges de Castro
College Degree in Medicine, Lisbon University. Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist. Psychiatrist. Director of the Child Psychiatry Department, at Dona Estefânia Hospital. Invited Member of the Paris Psychoanalytical Society (SPP). Member of the Portuguese Psychoanalytical Society (SPP). Member of the International Psychonalytical Association (IPA). Former Teacher at Faculty of Psychology, University of Lisbon (FPCE-UCL). Author of several papers about Psychoanalysis, Child Psychiatry, Psychosomatics and Pedagogy.
Maria Teresa Casanova de Araújo e Sá
Maria Teresa Casanova de Araújo e Sá is Clinical Psychologist and Psychoanalyst, Associate Member and member of the Board of the Portuguese Society of Psychoanalysis (SPP) and effective member of the International Psychoanalytical Association (IPA). Trainer at the Institute of Psychoanalysis, she is responsible for the Outreach area of SPP. She is a founding partner and specialist in Clinical Psychology-Psychotherapy by the Portuguese Society of Clinical Psychology (SPPC). She has the degree in Psychology from the Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences of the University of Lisbon and a Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology from the Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences of the University of Coimbra. She is an Expert Member of AGSAS (Groupes Balint Pédagogie-Psychanalyse in France) and animator of Balint-Education Groups. Specialized Assistant Professor at Superior School of Education of Santarém, coordinates the area of Learning and Developmental Psychology at the Department of Curriculum and Education
Maria Tereza Neto P.C.M. Salazar Leite
Clinical Psychologist. Psychotherapist. Psychoanalyst. Psychoanalyst with didactic functions, in the scope of Psychoanalysis of future Psychoanalysis Candidates. Associate Member of the Portuguese Society of Psychoanalysis, International Psychoanalytical Association (IPA) and the European Federation of Psychoanalysis (FEP). Trainer at the Institute of Psychoanalysis. Member of the board of the Portuguese Society of Psychoanalysis. Consultant in a Multidisciplinary Team at the “Shelter Care Center”, Supervisor of Psychotherapy for Women and Youth and Member of the Board in several elections, of the Association of Women Against Violence (AMCV – ONG). Representative of Portugal and Vice-Chairman of the Scientific Committee at several International Conferences promoted by the International Society for the Prevention of Abuse and Neglect (ISPCAN)
Rita Gameiro is a clinical psychologist and has a Master degree in Psychopathology and Clinical Psychology by ISPA. She is a psychoanalyst and a full member of the Portuguese Psychoanalytical Society and the International Psychoanalytical Association. She worked in mental health public institutions and she was a member of the board of the Portuguese Journal of Psychoanalysis. Recently she has been presenting her clinical work in international events: FEP – Turim, IPSO – Lisbon, NMS – Brussels, IPA – Tokyo. Currently she works in private practice with adults, adolescents and children as a psychoanalyst and psychotherapist in Lisbon.
Rui Aragão Oliveira
Rui Aragão Oliveira is currently President of the Portuguese Society of Psychoanalysis. Member of the International Association of Psychoanalysis, titular psychoanalyst with didactic functions at the Portuguese Society of Psychoanalysis. With a PhD in Clinical Psychology, he held teaching positions and lectured widely in Public (University of Évora) and Private (Applied Psychology Institute) universities. He directed the Portuguese Journal of Psychoanalysis and was an early member of the Editorial Board of Psychoanalysis.Today, collaborating in the Advisory Committee of the Annual Psychoanalysis/International Journal of Psychoanalysis and IDE Magazine. Author of a large number of papers, he published in national and international scientific reviews.
Teresa Santos Neves
Associate Member at the Portuguese Psychoanalytic Society, International Psychoanalytical Association (IPA) and European Psychoanalytic Federation. MA in Psychoanalytic Studies, Center of Psychoanalytic Studies at the University of Kent, UK and PhD in Psychology, University of Kent, UK.
Vasco Tavares dos Santos
Vasco Tavares dos Santos is a psychotherapist and psychoanalyst. He has private clinic and teaching activity. Currently he is Vice Director of the Portuguese Psychoanalytical Journal and held teaching roles in Lisbon Psychoanalytical Institute. He is a Full Member of the Portuguese Psychoanalytical Society and the International Psychoanalytical Association. Author of several psychoanalytical papers, he is also an editor managing Fenda publishing enterprise since 1979
Ana Paiva, is a Professor of Computer Engineering, Instituto Superior Técnico, graduated from the Instituto Superior Técnico and obtained her PhD from Lancaster University in the UK in Computer Science. She has been a guest lecturer at Imperial College in the UK and is a senior researcher at INESC-ID where she coordinates the research group on Artificial Intelligence and Autonomous Agents. She has taught and developed research work in the areas of autonomous agents, complex systems and social robotics. She is the author of more than two hundred scientific articles and coordinated several research projects with national and European funding. She was a member of the “Global Agenda Council” in Artificial Intelligence and Robotics of the World Economic Forum and, since 2016 is a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of Science Europe.
Anelise Hauschild Mondardo
Anelise Hauschild Mondardo was born in 1975 in Porto Alegre / Brazil. Currently attends a PhD in Communication Sciences – Communication and Art specialization – more specifically in Art and Psychoanalysis at the Faculty of Social and Human Sciences at NOVA University in Lisbon (Portugal). She develops studies on negative poetics in contemporary art. She has a Bachelor degree in Psychology and a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil). She was university professor during nine years and has several publications of scientific scope. She is psychotherapist (Fernando Pessoa Institute, Brazil), psychoanalyst (CEPdePA – Center of Psychoanalytic Studies of Porto Alegre, Brazil – affiliated of the FLAPPSIP – Latin American Federation of Associations of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis), supervisor and coordinator of groups of study.
Delfim Sardo was born in Aveiro in 1962. He is in charge of the visual arts program of FundaçãoCaixaGeral de Depósitos – Culturgest.With a PhD in Contemporary Art, he is Professor of the Colégio das Artes and the Faculdade de Letras from Coimbra University, where he coordinates the Master Program on Curatorial Studies. Since 1990 he has developed a career as exhibition curator and art writer.He was Chief Curator of the Lisbon Architecture Triennial 2010, Director of the Exhibition Centre from CCB Lisbon and consultant of the CalousteGulbenkian Foundation. He has been President of AICA, International Association of Art Critics, Portugal.He was founder and director of the art magazine Pangloss.He was the curator of the Portuguese Representation to the 48ª Venice Biennalle and co-curator of the Portuguese Representation to the Venice Architecture Biennalle 2010.He is the author of the following books:Luxury Bound (Electa, Milão, 1999);Helena Almeida, Pés no Chão, Cabeça no Céu (Bial, 2004); Jorge Molder, O Espelho Duplo (Caminho, Lisboa, 2005);PinturaRedux (Fundação de Serralves/Público, 2006); A VisãoemApneia (Babel, 2011);JuliãoSarmento: RiscoInerente (Bial, 2015);Fotografia, Modo de Usar (Documenta 2015);O Exercício Experimental da Liberdade (Orfeu Negro, 2018);A Ambiência é umarealidade Material [com Lawrence Weiner], (CAPC, no prelo);He is author and editor of several art exhibition catalogues.He regularly colaborates in publications on Art and Architecture.
The work of Fernanda Fragateiro (Montijo, Portugal, 1962) is characterized by a keen interest in 20th-century avant-garde practices in art and architecture, an interest which informs own work, often taking the form of subtle alterations of existing landscapes and objects in order to reveal the hidden stories within them. While drawing on a wide range of references, Fragateiro’s work maintains a strong signature style, born of an economy of means and a meticulous minimalist aesthetic of form, color and surface texture. Throughout her career Fragateiro’s primary media have been sculpture and installation, although she frequently creates interventions into public space in the form of gardens, outdoor sculptures, collaborations in architectural projects and works that draw on public participation. Fernanda Fragateiro will exhibit at Museu Internacional de Escultura Contemporânea de Santo Tirso (Santo Tirso, 2018), Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea de Roma (Rome, 2018, 2017), no Museum fürGegenwartskunst Siegen (Siegen, 2019). The artist has been exhibited at Centro Botín (Santander, 2018), Museu de Arte Miguel Urrutia (Bogotá, 2018), Anozero – Biennial of Contemporary Art of Coimbra (Coimbra, 2017), Museu de Arte, Arquitectura e Tecnologia (Lisbon, 2017), FundaçãoEugénio de Almeida (Evora, 2017, 2015), Palm Springs Art Museum (2016),FundaçãoCalousteGulbenkian (Lisbon, 2016, 2012, 2004; Paris, 2013; London, 2013), CaixaForum (Barcelona, 2016, 2004), Orlando Museum of Art (2015), Palais des Beaux-Arts de Paris (2015), Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, Harvard University (Cambridge, 2015), Krannert Art Museum (Champaign, 2015), CIFO Art Space (Miami, 2014), Bronx Museum (New York, 2014), MitxelenaKulturunea (San Sebastian, 2014), MUAC MuseoUniversitario Arte Contemporáneo (Mexico City, 2014), Dublin Contemporary (2011), Lisbon Architecture Triennale (2010)InstitutValenciàd’Art Modern (Valencia, 2008); Centro Cultural de Belém (Lisbon, 2007); Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea (Santiago de Compostela, 2006), Fundação de Serralves (Porto, 2005), Culturgest (Lisbon, 2003). Her work is featured in several public collections such as: The Ella Fontanals Cisneros Collection, Miami; FundaciónNeme, Bogotá; Fundação de Serralves, Porto; Fundação EDP, Lisbon, FundaçãoCalousteGulbenkian, Lisbon; AntónioCachola Collection, Elvas, Berardo Museum Collection, Lisbon; CaixaGeral de Depósitos Contemporary Art Collection, Lisbon; Centro Galego de Arte Contemporanea, Santiago de Compostela; MuseoNacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid;MarcelinoBotínFoundation, Santander; La Caixa Foundation, Barcelona; Fundación Helga de Alvear, Cáceres.
Isabel Marcos is a Senior Research fellow of CICS.NOVA – Interdisciplinary Centre of Social Sciences, FCSH at the Universidade Nova de Lisboa. She received a PhD in Semiotics (1996) from the University of Aarhus (Denmark) and a PhD in Communication Sciences (2000) from the New University of Lisbon (Portugal). Her major publications are “Espace, sémiotique et cognition” (2014); “La sémiotique de l’espace-temps face à l’accélération de l’histoire” (2013), “Dynamiques de la ville. Essais de sémiotique de l’espace”(2007). In addition, she is the author of many articles, book chapters, papers to Conferences, Guest-editor of international Journals such as Degrés (Visual Semiotics) and ELSA (Spatial Semiotics) and Guest-editor for book’s: Peter Lang, Springer and Routledge. She is Vice-President of the International Association for Visual Semiotics (IAVS) and Member of the Executive Committee of the World Association of Semiotics (IASS) – National Representative of Portugal. Some of her research interests are Catastrophe Theory Semiotics, Frontiers Language, Conspiracy Theories, Territorial Psychoanalysis.
Luís Quintais (luisquintaisweb.wordpress.com) was born in 1968. Poet, essayist, anthropologist and teacher at the University of Coimbra (UC). Published thirteen poetry books: A imprecisa melancolia (1995), Lamento (1999), Umbria (1999), Verso antigo (2001), Angst (2002), Duelo (2004), Canto onde (2006), Mais espesso que a água (2008), Riscava a palavra dor no quadro negro (2010), Depois da música (2013), O vidro (2014), Arrancar penas a um canto de cisne. Poesia 20015-1995 (2015), e A noite imóvel (2017). He was distinguished with several awards: Aula de Poesia de Barcelona, PEN Clube Português, Prémio Fundação Luís Miguel Nava, Prémio Fundação Inês de Castro, Prémio António Ramos Rosa, e Prémio Associação Portuguesa de Escritores (Teixeira de Pascoaes).
Luís Maria Baptista
Luís Maria Baptista (1971), has been a Project teacher at the Architecture Department of the Lusíada University of Lisbon since 1999. His collaboration with the couple Artur Rosa (architect and sculptor) and Helena Almeida (painter and photographer) allowed him to deepen the relation between architecture and art. Luís’s taste for images and its narrative possibilities made him developed a daily-basis practice of photographic writing. Hence, in the origin of the artistic project “Os Espacialistas”.
Madalena Folgado (1980), holds a Master of Architecture degree by Lusíada University of Lisbon. She is a collaborative researcher of the Centre for Research in Planning, Architecture and Design (CITAD) of the Research Group in Theory, History, and Contemporary Interdisciplinary Thinking. Madalena is an author of several essays, articles and lectures, developed in a phenomenological and constellating approach. She is spacialist.
Tiago Pires Marques
Historian and sociologist, FCT Investigator at the Center for Social Studies (CES), University of Coimbra, since 2014. PhD in History at the European University Institute of Florence, with the dissertation ‘Crime and the Fascist State’ (Routledge, 2016). He carried out his post-doctorate between 2008 and 2013, with the project ‘Science, religion and subjectivities’, at the Institut d’Histoire et de Philosophie des Sciences et des Techniques (Ecole Normale Supérieure – University of Paris 1) and at the Portuguese Catholic University, in the framework of which he coordinated the book Experiences Adrift. Religious Passions and Psychiatry in Europe – 15th to 21st Centuries(Cavalo de Ferro, 2013). Researcher at CES since 2014, he develops his research in the fields of social sciences of mental health and religious studies, combining historiographic, ethnographic and collaborative methods. Among his most recent publications,features the book Legitimacies of Madness. Suffering, Struggle, Creativity and Belonging (Edufba – Publisher of the Federal University of Bahia, 2018; coord.in collaboration with Mônica Nunes).At CES, he is co-coordinator of the College of Global Studies and of POLICREDOS – Observatory of Religions in the Public Sphere.