Joana Almeida

Academic Director


Joana completed a BA in Art History, a MA in Social Sciences, and a Ph.D. in Historical Sociology in 2009 at the University of Lisbon. Her research interests cover different fields of study with an emphasis on power and state construction from a cultural studies perspective. Over the years she has taught courses on the Cultural History of Institutions, the History of Lisbon, and Contemporary Portugal. She has been working with CIEE Lisbon since 2011 as a faculty member, after living in London for 5 years. In recent years, she has been in charge of developing and coordinating CIEE Lisbon custom programs. She is currently the Academic Director of the center. She is the mother of an 18-year-old bilingual girl and a 13-year-old soccer fan 

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