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Rita Ávila Cachado
Department of Social Research Methods
Office AA3.21
(ext:) 711241
Research Fields
Urban Anthropology
Social Housing
Transnational Mobilities
Urban Mobilities
Hindu-Gujarati Diaspora
Field Notes
Research Group
Migration, Mobility and Ethnicity
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
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