Position: Associate researcher

Academic background Elisa Alves is PhD-student in Migration, at IGOT – Institute of Geography and Spatial Planning – University of Lisbon. She has a Master’s degree in Education and Society at ISCTE – University Institute of Lisbon and in Economics and Public Policy at ISEG – Lisbon School of Economics and Management – University of Lisbon. She did her first degree in Political Science and International Relations at the Catholic University of Portugal.

Research Group: MIGRARE

Email: elisaalves@campus.ul.pt

Research interests: Education / higher education, student mobility / migration and other migratory processes, public policies, integration, (post)colonialism, gender, social classes, CPLP / PALOP / UE.

ORCID: 0000-0002-8263-7261


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Elisa Alves has an extensive training in Social Sciences, a result of studying various disciplines at the best Portuguese universities. This mark on her path gives her a multidisciplinary perspective on various topics. In 2013 she won the prize for best finalist student in her Education and Society’ master.

She is currently dedicated to the study of the internationalization of higher education, in particular student mobility. Her PhD thesis, funded by the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology, addresses the case of the Angolan and Cape Verdean international students in Portuguese higher education, their integration, and their mobility projects.

At CEG, she is part of the research group MIGRARE, focused on the study of migratory processes. Internationally, she is a member of the IMISCOE network, integrated in the Education and Social Inequality’ research group. Within IMISCOE, she was also member of the soundboard of the IMISCOE PhD Network, having coordinated the Workshop Group between 2016 and 2019.

She has published scientific articles, book chapters and books, including her master’s theses, published by the Portuguese High Commission for Migration.