|Name:||João Miguel Trancoso Vaz Teixeira Lopes|
|Cargo||Data de Início|
|Member of the Scientific Board||2014-10-07|
|Member of the Scientific Committee 3º ciclo em Sociologia||2014-11-14|
|Scientific Coordinator of R&D Center Instituto de Sociologia da Universidade do Porto||2020-04-14|
João Teixeira Lopes has a degree in Sociology from the Faculty of Letters of the University of Porto (1992) Master in social sciences from the Institute of Social Sciences of the University of Lisbon (1995) with the Dissertation Sad schools - A Study on Cultural Student Practices in the Urban School Space (Porto, Edições Afrontamento, 1997). PhD in Sociology of Culture and Education (1999) with the Dissertation (The City and Culture - A Study on Urban Cultural Practices (Porto, Edições Afrontamento, 2000). Effective member of the Observatory of Cultural Activities between 1996 and 1998. He integrated the coordinating team for the Report on National Cultural Policies (1985-95) presented in 1998 to the Council of Europe (Lisbon, Cultural Policies in Portugal, Observatory of Cultural Activities, 1998) for the area of involvement of the population. He was member of the initial team that drafted the candidacy project submitted to the Council of Europe.
He represented the Bloco de Esquerda as deputy to the Assembly of the Republic (2002-2006).
Scientific Coordinator of the Institute of Sociology at FLUP between 2002 and February 2010.
Director of Revista Sociologia between 2009 and February 2013. He has 23 books published (alone or in co-authorship) in the fields of sociology of culture, city, youth and education, as well as museology and territorial studies.
Awarded on May 29, 2014 with the "Chevalier des Palmes Académiques" award by the French Government.
He is president of the Portuguese Association of Sociology.
He chaired the Department of Sociology at FLUP between 2011 and February 2019.
Since May 2020, he coordinates again the Institute of Sociology of the University of Porto.