Rita Ávila Cachado
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Rita Cachado, PhD in Urban Anthropology (International PhD Program ISCTE Lisbon/URV Tarragon, 2008) with a Thesis about a Hindu population in Great Lisbon and their housing conditions in an informal settlement which was living a rehousing process. She developed a long duration ethnographic field work with Hindu families in Lisbon, and other urban settings, allowing the acquisition of a diversity of methodologic skills. Presently, she is integrated researcher at CIES-IUL where she develops her research about Urban Ethnography in Portugal; she is an invited teacher in Field Research and Urban Ethnography courses (coordinated by Professor Graça Cordeiro); and is a member of the Board of the Portuguese Association of Anthropology (APA). 
Educational Qualifications
Training Session in Atelier de Imprensa, Centro Protocolar de Formação Profissional para Jornalistas (CENJOR), in 1998
Training Session in Formação Inicial de Formadores, Centro Interdisciplinar de Estudos Económicos (CIDEC), in 1999
Licenciate in Antropologia, Universidade Nova de Lisboa - Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas, in 1999
M.Sc. in Antropologia - Colonialismo e Pós-Colonialismo, ISCTE, in 2004
PhD in Programa Internacional de Doutoramento em Antropologia Urbana, ISCTE-IUL, in 2008
Research Fields
Anthropology, Urban Anthropology, Ethnography, Social Housing, Transnational Mobilities, Urban Mobilities, Hindu-Gujarati Diaspora, Field Notes
Research Groups
Inequalities, Migrations and Territories
Recent Publications
Data from Ciência-IUL