Adrião Filho

MSc /MA, PhD Candidates


I am a poet, researcher, writer, and composer. And, by force of the verb to survive, I also became a bachelor in Law, always militating in the labour area: I worked at FECOMBASE – Federação dos Empregados no Comércio de Bens e Serviços do Estado da Bahia; and at the AB&S Associated Lawyers office. After legal immersion, I took my Masters in Social Sciences in the speciality Comparative Study of Development at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales. I am now a PhD candidate in Anthropology in the joint Iscte-IUL/NOVA PhD Programme in Policies and Images of Culture and Museology.

It will be noticed in my academic-professional path that, despite the fact that it does not bring a list of scientific publications, it exposes the commitment with the praxis of scientific making, that is, I participated, throughout the Law School, in the Grupo de Estudos Além dos Muros – GEAM, the Instituto de Estudos Jurídicos – IEJ, the Diretório Acadêmico Calmon de Passos – DaCaP, the Centro de Cidadania – CECI, and, at the EHESS, the Groupe de Réflexion et d’Études Critiques sur l’Amérique Latine – GRECAL.

Research fields

  • Development
  • Social policies
  • Intangible heritage

Selected publications


Main projects

  • Por onde anda o dinheiro do Axé? D’um capital “invisível” e suas mazelas” [Where is the Axé money? An “invisible” capital and its ills] — PhD project supervised by Paula Godinho (IHC — NOVA FCSH).



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