Academic Degree





Research Context

Portugal | India

Research Interests

Diaspora | India | Gender | Migrations

Institutional Subunit


Biographical Note

Inês Lourenço, Ph.D., Anthropology (ISCTE/IUL, University Institute ofLisbon), is a researcher at Centre for Research in Anthropology/University Institute ofLisbon. Her research is focused on the Hindu Diaspora in Portugal supported by fieldwork carried out in Portugal and in India since 2000. Other topics of interest are theconsumption of Indian commodities, such as Bollywood, and the related social uses of culture in the Portuguese society. Her current research addresses the migrant heritage of communities of Indian origin in Portugal, in an articulation between museology and anthropology.

All projects

Data updated on 19-09-2021, from platform CIÊNCIAVITAE.


Imigração e Tráfico para Exploração Laboral. Nepaleses nas estufas em Portugal



ISCTE-Instituto Universitário de Lisboa Audax; ISCTE-Instituto Universitário de Lisboa Centro de Investigação e Estudos de Sociologia

Financiers: Alto Comissariado para as Migrações


Da Índia para Portugal. Perspectivas Pós-coloniais sobre Museus, Património e Circulação da Cultura


Post-doc Fellow

Centro em Rede de Investigação em Antropologia


Regimes of Ethnicity: A Global Database of Ethnic Demography and Survey of State Policies on Ethnicity




Culturas em espelho: a Índia e a sociedade de consumo na cidade de Lisboa


Post-doc Fellow

Centro em Rede de Investigação em Antropologia

All Publications

Data updated on 19-09-2021 , from platform CIÊNCIAVITAE .

Journal article

Desafios do “turístico” na atualidade: uma introdução surpreendida por uma pandemia

Lourenço, Inês; Sampaio, Sofia; Vidal, Frédéric, Etnográfica. 119 - 129. 1. 25. 2021. https://journals.openedition.org/etnografica/9851 . Published

Journal issue

Desafios do ‘Turístico’ na Atualidade

Etnográfica. 1. 25. 03-2021. https://journals.openedition.org/etnografica/ . Published

Book chapter

Hindus and Hindu traditions in Portugal

Lourenço, Inês, Knut A. Jacobsen, Ferdinando Sardella. Brill. Leiden, Netherlands. 2020. Published

Book chapter

“Secondary Agents of Recuperation within the Hindu Community in Lisbon”

Lourenço, Inês, Politics of Recuperation. Repair and Recovery in Post-Crisis Portugal. Francisco Martinez. Edward Elgar Publishing. Londres, United Kingdom. 2020. Published

Book chapter

Mother Mary in the Hindu Pantheon Among Portuguese Gujarati Families

Lourenço, Inês; Cachado, R., Routledge India. Oxon, United Kingdom. 2020. Published

Encyclopedia entry

Hinduism Hindu Diaspora in Portugal: The Case of Our Lady of Fatima Devotion

Cachado, R.; Lourenço, Inês, 2018. http://gcids2017.org/abstracts-papers/ . Published

Journal article

The role of Diu in the Hindu-Gujarati diaspora in Portugal

Lourenço, I.; Cachado, R., South Asian Studies. 2018. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/02666030.2018.1440060 . 10.1080/02666030.2018.1440060 .

Book chapter

Crossing past and present: heritage and identity among Hindu-Gujarati diaspora in Portugal

Lourenço, Inês, India Migration Report 2019. Routledge India. Delhi, India. 2018.

Newspaper article

Introduction: representations of India at home and abroad

Pereira,Cláudia; Lourenço,Inês; Cachado,Rita, This dossier makes an original contribution to the semantic analysis of the representations on India. It aims to broaden the academic debate on South Asian studies by focusing on the cultural practices of both Indians and migrants and on their representations of India, a much neglected subject in the literature. The five articles it comprises examine three dimensions of representations about India. 2017.

Journal article

As histórias alternativas do objeto: o cofre-relicário de São Francisco Xavier e a identidade religiosa dos goeses em Portugal

Lourenço, I., Midas: Museus e Estudos Interdisciplinares. 2017. http://midas.revues.org/ . 10.4000/midas.1220 .

Journal article

Bollywood in portugal: Watching and dancing practices in the construction of alternative cultural identities,Bollywood em portugal: A construção de identidades culturais alternativas entre audiências e praticantes de dança

Lourenço, I., Etnografica. 175 - 202. 1. 21. 2017. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-85019259007&partnerID=MN8TOARS . 10.4000/etnografica.4863 .

Journal article

Introduction: Representations of India at home and abroad,Introdução: Representações sobre a Índia no país e no estrangeiro

Pereira, C.; Lourenço, I.; Cachado, R., Etnografica. 99 - 106. 1. 21. 2017. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-85019254253&partnerID=MN8TOARS . 10.4000/etnografica.4827 .

Book chapter


Lourenço, Inês, 2017.

Journal issue

Etnográfica - Special issue: India’s other sites: representations at home and abroad

2017. http://journals.openedition.org/etnografica/4790 .

Book chapter

Do terreno para o arquivo. Reflectindo sobre itinerários etnográficos

Lourenço, Inês, 2016.

Book chapter

Aparentemente no mesmo terreno. Notas sobre trabalho de campo colaborativo

Cachado, R.; Lourenço, Inês, 2016.

Book chapter

Constructing Hindu Worlds in Portugal: A Case Study from Lisbon

Lourenço, Inês, 2015.

Book chapter

Gender and power: Brahma Kumaris spirituality and Hinduism in Portugal

Lourenço, I.; Lourenço, Inês, 2013.

Journal article

Hindu transnational families: Transformation and continuity in diaspora families

Lourenço, I.; Cachado, R., Journal of Comparative Family Studies. 53 - 70. 1. 43. 2012. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84861171478&partnerID=MN8TOARS . 10.3138/jcfs.43.1.53 .

Journal article

Religion and gender: The Hindu diaspora in Portugal

Lourenço, I., South Asian Diaspora. 37 - 51. 1. 3. 2011. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-79551491520&partnerID=MN8TOARS . 10.1080/19438192.2010.539033 .

Journal article

Anthropological perspectives on female identity: The Hindu Diaspora in Portugal

Lourenço, I., International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences. 143 - 151. 5. 5. 2010. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-80051526746&partnerID=MN8TOARS . 10.18848/1833-1882/CGP/v05i05/51714 .