Maria-João Leote de Carvalho

Maria-João Leote de Carvalho

Ms Leote de Carvalho is researcher at the Interdisciplinary Centre of Social Sciences – CICS.NOVA, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal. She has a PhD in Sociology (FCSH-UNL). Her research interests include delinquency, urban violence, Youth Justice, Children’s Rights, child poverty, and media studies. For her PhD, she conducted a study based on ethnographic and child-centred research methods exploring the experiences of violence and delinquency amongst children, aged 6 to 12 year-old, residents in the Lisbon metropolitan area (LMA). Besides research, she is a special education teacher in state schools located in public housing neighbourhoods in the LMA. For 16 years, she taught and coordinated school and training programs in a Portuguese juvenile institution where she worked with young offenders aged 12-21 years old. For four years she was member of the Commission for the Protection of Children and Youth in Oeiras. She has been consultant to national projects related to children and youth, including the “Children and Youth at Risk Program” of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, and she is a member of the Child Poverty Working Group of the European Anti Poverty Network/Portugal.


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Interdisciplinary Centre of Social Sciences CICS Nova, Universidade Nova, Lisbon