Rita Grácio Alberto

Personal details





University of Exeter, UK

PhD in Sociology & Philosophy supervisors: Professor Tia DeNora Professora Dana Wilson-Kovacs Professor Sílvia Portugal


University of Coimbra, Portugal

M.A. in Sociology from the School of Economics, University of Coimbra, with the thesis "murmur. poets in the blogosphere", supervised by Professor Sílvia Portugal and co-supervised by Professor Graça Capinha, from the Centre for Social Studies, University of Coimbra.


University of Coimbra, Portugal

B.A. in Sociology Monography in Sociology of Culture entitled "Portuguese Poetry as a Cultural Object- 2000 to 2004", supervised by Professor João Arriscado Nunes, from the Centre for Social Studies, University of Coimbra, Portugal.


Professional/research experience

April 2011 - December 2011:

Communication and Language Research Centre, New University of Lisbon, Portugal

Research Assistant for the project “History of Medicine´s Visual Culture in Portugal”, at the Communication and Language Research Centre, New University of Lisbon(CECL).Project coordinated by Professor António Fernando Cascais.

September 2007 - February 2011:

Centre for Social Studies, CES, Coimbra, Portugal

Research Assistant at the Centre for Social Studies (CES, www.ces.uc.pt) for the project "New Poetics of Resistance: the Twenty-First Century in Portugal", coordinated by Graça Capinha.


CV: Membership of Professional Bodies/Professional Qualifications


Association of Internet Researchers (AoIR)

AoIR is a scholarly network "whose presence and authority derives from the efforts of all its members in conducting Internet research and disseminating its findings, and in contributing to the Association’s business".



Sociology of the Arts Group at Exeter University (SocArts)
SocArters are a "team of past and present Ph.D. students of Professor Tia DeNora, united by a commitment to examine music and the arts in situations of action. Put simply, our research aims to ‘put the art back in social science approaches to the arts’. SocArts research is empirical and frequently linked to practical applications"