Position: Integrated researcher without doctoral degree

Academic background:
Master degree in Population, Society and Territory (2018), IGOT-UL ‒ Institute of Geography and Spatial Planning of the University of Lisbon
Master course (curricular part) in Contemporary Social History (2001), ISCTE – University Institute of Lisbon
Degree in Geography and Regional Planning – Human Geography (1995), FLUL – School of Arts and Humanities of the University of Lisbon

Research Group: ZOE

Email: barbara.maria@campus.ul.pt

Research interests: Food production, environment and landscape; degrowth; history of geography.

ORCID: 0000-0002-1227-0433

Ciência Vitae: 6B18-CD4F-2114


Bárbara is a PhD candidate at IGOT-UL. She is researching on the rehabilitation of the vineyards landscape on Santa Maria island, Azores. The focus of her work is how food production, environment and landscape relate to degrowth.
Since 2012 that she has been working in the food sector. Bárbara manages a microbusiness project of handmade biscuits, under the trademark Culinarium Lisboa.
At the company Kaiserqualität (Stuttgart), she worked on the commercial use of organic plant/tree-based raw materials by the small-scale industry.
Bárbara coordinated community activities at the Centre for Culinary Arts of the Market of Santa Clara (Lisbon), a non-profit organisation.
Between 1994 and 2011, Bárbara worked in the field of migration. At the Portuguese Refugee Council, a non-governmental organisation for development (Lisbon), she had the post of national and transnational project’s coordinator.
In 2000, she coordinated a European project on awareness-raising for refugees, at UNITED for Intercultural Action, an international non-governmental organisation (Amsterdam).
Bárbara has been active in groups and associations dealing with food, environment and migration.