Antonio Carvalho

Personal details




  • Currently -   University of Exeter, Department of Sociology and Philosophy

                       PhD Student in Sociology

Performing Meditation - Vipassana and Zen as Technologies of the Self

Supervisor: Professor Andrew R. Pickering; Second Supervisor: Professor Giovanna  Colombetti; Mentor: Dr. Dana Wilson-Kovacs


  • 2009 - University of Coimbra, School of Economics, Department of Sociology

                MA in Sociology

Dissertation Title: “Performances, Powers and Subjects in the Debate of   Nanotecnologies”

    Supervisor: Professor João Arriscado Nunes


  •  2006 - University of Coimbra, Faculty of Arts, Department of Philosophy

                       BA in Philosophy


Professional/research experience


  • 2010- 2013  - Associate Researcher, Centre for Social Studies of the University of Coimbra, Knowledge, Economics and Society Research Group.

  • 2007-12 – 2009-09 – Research Assistant, Project Deepen - ''Deepening Ethical Engagement and Participation in Emerging Nanotechnologies'', coordinator of the Portuguese Team - Dr. João Arriscado Nunes.

  • 2007-01 – 2008-09-  Research Assistant, Project "Science in Parliament", Centre for Social Studies, University of Coimbra, coordinated by Dr. Tiago Santos Pereira, sponsored by FCT.


CV: Membership of Professional Bodies/Professional Qualifications


British Sociological Association

Portuguese Sociological Association

European Association for the Study of Science and Technology