Teresa Fradique, researcher and teacher in higher education, holds a degree in Social Anthropology from ISCTE (1994), a Master’s in Anthropology – Identities and Heritage from the same institution (1999), and a Ph.D. in Anthropology – Ritual and Performance from NOVA-FCSH (2016). She also obtained a Diploma of Advanced Studies in the Doctorate Program in “Teoría, Historia y Práctica del Teatro” at the University of Alcalá (2008). She works as an Adjunct Professor at ESAD.CR – Politécnico de Leiria (since 2000) in the area of social sciences applied to Arts and Design. She was the coordinator of the degrees of Theatre, Cultural Animation, and the Master’s in Theatre, as well as of the Department of Social Sciences of the same institution, having also integrated several scientific and pedagogical commissions. She coordinated the Research Group in Arts and Scenic Studies | INDEA/IPL (2008-2010), now extinct. She chaired the Scientific Council of ESAD.CR (2003-2008) and was a member of the Pedagogical Council of the same institution (2009-2011), as well as a member of the General Council of the Polytechnic of Leiria and the Scientific-Technical Council of INDEA – Polytechnic of Leiria (2009-2011). She is currently President of the Council of Representatives of ESAD.CR.
In the area of research, she is part of the Centro em Rede de Investigação em Antropologia [FCSH-UNL | FCT-UC | ISCTE | UM] (since 2007) where she is currently coordinator of the thematic line NAVA – Núcleo de Antropologia Visual e da Arte (since 2018). She is also a collaborating researcher at LIDA – Polytechnic of Leiria. She is currently President of the Board of the Assembly of the Portuguese Association of Anthropology.
Specialist in urban cultures, anthropology of art and design, performance, and postcolonial studies, she published the work Fixar o movimento: “Representations of rap music in Portugal” (Portugal de Perto/Publicações D. Quixote, 2003) and co-edited with Paulo Raposo, Vânia Cardoso, and John Dawsey “The land of no-place: dialogues between anthropology and performance” (Florianópolis, UFSC, 2013) and, more recently, with Rodrigo Lacerda (eds.) “Modes of Making, Modes of Being: Partial Connections Between Anthropology and Art” (Etnográfica Press, 2022). She has also published several articles and book chapters in the area of urban cultures, performance, and visual and arts anthropology and has participated in the organization of several ethnographic film shows. She participates as a researcher in the critical follow-up of artistic projects in the field of performing and visual arts.