Academic Qualifications

PhD in Sociology, 2011 – Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, USA.

Master in Sociology, 2006 – Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, USA.

Master in European Studies, 1998 –  London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

Bachelor in International Relations, 1997 –  Universidade Técnica de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal.

Biographical Information

Ana Margarida Esteves is a Research Fellow at the Center for International Studies, as well as an Invited Assistant Professor at the Department of Political Economy. She is currently leading a six-year international comparative research project on the convergence of Solidarity Economy and the Commons in the development of alternative political economies. She is a co-founder and member of the international spokescouncil of Interface: A journal for and about social movements ( ). Her research and teaching interests include Social and Solidarity Economy, Commons, non-formal education and qualitative research methods. Previous to her current position, she held a Postdoctoral Fellowship at Tulane University’s Roger Thayer Stone Center for Latin American Studies (New Orleans, USA). She holds a Ph.D. and M.A. in Sociology from Brown University, for which she received a Fulbright Fellowship, as well as a M.Sc. in European Studies from the London School of Economics. Between 1999 and 2004, she worked as an international development project manager for the European Commission and the European Union Delegation in Brazil. She is a member of committee RC47: Social Classes and Social Movements of ISA – International Sociological Association and editor of its platform Open Movements/ Open Democracy (


Esteves, A.M. (2016) "Radical Environmentalism and “Commoning”: Synergies Between Ecosystem Regeneration and Social Governance at Tamera Ecovillage, Portugal", Antipode

Esteves, A.M. (2016) "Embodied Knowledge, Networks of Trust: Methodological challenges and political innovations of the “Healing Biotope Model”, as implemented by the intentional community of Tamera, southern Portugal", In Cristina Haguenauer Redes e Comunidades: Uma visão transdisciplinar

Esteves, A.M. (2014) "New Social Movements and Cooperative Federations as Promoters of Effective Worker Ownership: Lessons from Argentina and Brazil", Revista de Economia Solidária, 6, pp. 73-131.

Esteves, A.M. (2014) "Decolonizing Livelihoods, Decolonizing the Will: Solidarity Economy as a social justice paradigm in Latin America", In Michael Reisch Routledge International Handbook of Social Justice, (pp. 74-90). Routledge: Abingdon, UK.

Esteves, A.M. (2013) "Experiental and relational dimensions in the pedagogical practice of Solidarity Economy: Insights from Brazil", Sara C. Motta & Mike Cole (eds.), Education and Social Change in the Americas, Londres: Palgrave Macmillan Press. ISBN: 978-1-137-38067-8.