Assistant Professor at the University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro, BA in Anthropology from ISCTE-Univ. Institute of Lisbon, holds a DEA and a PhD in Contemporary Studies from the University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain. Visiting student researcher at the University of California – Berkeley’s Institute of European Studies (2006) and invited researcher at the University of Roskilde’s (Denmark) Department of Environmental, Social and Spatial Change (2011). Currently enrolled in a co-tutelle PhD in Social Work between ISCTE-IUL (Portugal) and the University of Jyvaskyla (Finland). Main research interests are socio-environmental conflicts, environmental justice, social movements, refugee reception and the history of social work.

Main Publications:

Silva, P. G. (2021) ‘The relevance of biographic narratives for social workers’ professional memory, reflexivity and identity’, Qualitative Social Work, 20(5), pp. 1374–1392. doi: 10.1177/1473325020967725.

Sacramento, O., Turtiainen, K. and Silva, P. G. (2020) ‘Policies of Refugee Settlement and Integration in Europe: The Cases of Portugal and Finland’, European Journal of Migration and Law, 21(4). doi: 10.1163/15718166-12340059.

Sacramento, O.,Challinor, E., & Silva, P. G (Eds.) (2020). Quest for refuge: Reception responses from the Global North. Vila Nova de Famalicão: Húmus.

Silva, P. G. (2019) ‘Radical Experiences of Portuguese Social Workers in the Vanguard of the 1974 Revolution’, Journal of Progressive Human Services, 30(3), pp. 1–21. doi: 10.1080/10428232.2019.1641008.

Silva, P. G. (2019) ‘The radical turn of Portuguese social work during the democratic transition (1974–76)’, Critical and Radical Social Work, 7(1), pp. 7–23. doi: 10.1332/204986018×15401200796926.

Main Projects:

PIMA – Programa Integrado de Monitorização Ambiental AHBS – Avaliação e monotorização de impactos socio-económicos do Aproveitamento Hidroeléctrico do Baixo Sabor (2015-2021); Financiamento: EDP.

INTEGRURAL – Education For Rural Resilience In Europe (2021-…), refª 2020-1-EL01-KA202-079113; Financiamento: European Union/Erasmus Plus

O Movimento de Reconceituação do Serviço Social na América Latina: determinantes históricos, interlocuções internacionais e memória (2016-2020); financiamento: Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico

MINECO – Marco Institucional y Externalidades en la Mineria Ibérica (2015-2017), refª HAR2014-56428-C3-2-P; Financiamento: Gobierno de España/Ministerio de Economía y Empresa
SYMBIOS-Demographic Crises, Livable Territories and Inclusion (A socio-territorial perspective of the Europe2020 strategy) (2013-2017); Financiamento: Xunta de Galicia/União Europeia – Fundo Social Europeu.