Ethni-Cities: Cosmopolitanism, Genre and Diversity


a) Participation in the debates on mobilities, collective identities (race, gender, class, etc.), its relation with the urban environments where they originate and intersect and with the political dimension imposed on them;
b) recognize the different theoretical framing of migratory fluxes and diversities, in particular in urban settings.
c) critical thinking about the central concepts approached and their methodological counterparts.
d) develop research plans adequate to complex environments.

General characterization





Responsible teacher

Nuno Manuel Ferreira Dias


Weekly - 3

Total - 280

Teaching language





Anthias, F. (1993). Racialized Boundaries: Race, Nation, Gender, Colour and Class and the Anti-Racist Struggle. Routledge
Bendix, D., Franziska Müller and Aram Ziai (eds.) (2020). Beyond the Master’s Tools? Decolonizing Knowledge Orders, Research Methods and Teaching. London: Rowman & Littlefield
Domingos, N., Peralta, E. (org.) (2013). Cidade e Império. Dinâmicas coloniais e reconfigurações pós-coloniais. Lisboa: Edições 70
Hankivsky, O., Jordan-Zachery, J. S. (eds.) (2019). The Palgrave Handbook of Intersectionality in Public Policy. Cham: Palgrave Macmillan
Hooks, B. (2018). Não serei eu mulher? Orfeu Negro
Newman, K. (1999). No Shame in My Game, the working poor in the inner city. Vintage
Oliveira, N. (2020). Diversidade(s). Paradigmas, Modelos e Governança. Lisboa: Mundo
Peniche, A., Martins, B. S., Roldão, C., Louçã, F. (2020). Não Posso Ser Quem Somos? Identidades e Estratégia Política da Esquerda. Lisboa: Bertrand Editora

Teaching method

All sessions will be conducted by the professor and ocasional guest lecturers. All of the session will have a period for selected readings discussion. All students are expected to read the materials suggested by the professor.

Evaluation method

Written essay(70%), and participation in classroom debates (15%), and text presentation (15%)

Subject matter

1. Mobilities and urban contexts 2. Colonialism, racialization and citizenships: city as border 3. center and periphery:immigration and the post-colonial 4. intersectionality as method and as policy 5. Managing diversity, Managing the city 6. Decolonizing categories 7. The politics of identity, culture and social movements  


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