Isabel Estrada Carvalhais is Mphil in Sociology (University of Coimbra, Portugal) and PhD in Sociology (University of Warwick, UK). She is Assistant Professor in the Department of International Relations of the University of Minho in Portugal since 2004.
She is currently head of the NICPRI – Centre of Research in Political Science and International Relations (a FCT Centre located in the University of Minho) and was previously head of the Master Course in European Studies and of the Graduation Course in International Relations.
Her research and academic interests focus mainly on the dynamics of immigration and integration policies, citizenship theories and models, political integration of non-national communities and European citizenship. Her publications include: Postnational Citizenship and the State (2007) Lisbon: Celta; Cidadania no Pensamento Político Contemporâneo (2007) Sj.Estoril: Principia; Desafios da Cidadania Pós-Nacional (2004) Porto: Afrontamento; ‘Migrantes e minorias étnicas lusófonas em Portugal – evolução do sistema legal de direitos políticos e sociais’, Perspectivas-Portuguese Journal of Political Science an International Relations, no3. (forthcoming); ‘Cidadania Europeia no Tratado de Lisboa – novos instrumentos de participação reforçam a qualidade democrática da União? Perspectivas – Portuguese Journal of Political Science and International relations, Special number ‘Citizens and Parliaments’, org. Isabel Estrada, André Freire & José Leite Viegas (forthcoming); ‘‘The cosmopolitan language of the state: post-national citizenship and the integration of non-nationals’, (2007) European Journal of Social Theory, 10(1): 99-111; ‘Condição pós-nacional da cidadania política – pensar a integração de residentes não-nacionais em Portugal’, (2006) Sociologia – Problemas e Práticas, 50, 109-130; ‘La démocratie et la situation postnational de la sphère politique dans l’intégration des résidents non nationaux : le cas portugais’, (2005) Migrations Société, 102, vol. 17, pp. 1-20; ‘Political Integration of Lusophone non-national citizens in Portugal: perceptions of key political actors’, (2004) Journal of Portuguese Social Science, 3, vol 2 (3) (133-148).