Vera Azevedo

Academic degree: Master’s
Category: PhD students full members
Institutional subunit: NOVA FCSH
Research group: Circulation and Place-Making
Thematic line:
Research interests: Habitus | Patrimony | Sport
Research contexts: Portugal
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Biographical note

Bachelor’s degree in Acting by ESTC-IPL and master’s degree in Social and Cultural Anthropology by ICS-UL. Her master’s thesis “Moçambique em Cena: Nação, Género e Modernidade no Teatro (Maputo 1992-2010)” explored issues of identity and concepts of nation and modernity in the post-colonial theatre of Mozambique. In the area of social sciences, she was a volunteer from ICS in the IV APA Congress (2009) and was V.Y Mudimbe’s assistant in the International CES-Coimbra Conference (2008). She participated in the Annual Social Science Campus 2007 – CODESRIA in Durban, South Africa, whose annual theme was “Cultural Productions in Contemporary Africa” with the project “Arts and rebuilding identities: a theatre project in Mozambique”. She is part of AHMS – Museu do Surf, a non-profit organisation whose main goal is the divulgation, documentation and preservation of the history of surf in Portugal and the world, and also to create the first Museum of Surf in Portugal. She is also the author of the online project “Sal e Filhos – Gerações do Surf na Caparica”, in which she produces cross-generational photos of surfers and documents related stories with the aim of creating a history of surf in Caparica. She is currently a doctoral student investigating processes of change in the fishing communities of the Portuguese shore based on the practice of surf while also reflecting on the contemporary processes of heritagisation of the sea and their relation with the creation of a sport, leisure and work habitus.


IDResearcherPositionProjTitleProject typeStatus+
pub543*Vera AzevedoResearch scholarproj319*Surfers and fishermen: sport, work and heritage in EriceiraDoctoral researchOngoing+