Filipa Soares (PhD) is an environmental geographer and anthropologist whose research explores the politics of wildlife conservation and forest management and human-nonhuman relations in Europe (particularly Portugal and the UK). She holds a DPhil in Geography and the Environment from the University of Oxford, funded by Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia and the Economic and Social Research Council, and a BA and MA in Anthropology from the New University of Lisbon (NOVAFCSH). Filipa is currently a postdoctoral researcher in the ERC-funded project ABIDE - "Animal Abidings: recovering from Disasters in more-than-human communities", at the Institute of Social Sciences, University of Lisbon (ICS-ULisboa). Past projects included: research on the socio- and biopolitical implications of rewilding for the governance of forest disturbance regimes in the UK (PhD thesis); the sociocultural dimensions of wolf conservation and lynx reintroduction in Portugal (LIFE projects) and of a possible reintroduction of wolves and birds of prey in a Portuguese natural park (MA dissertation, for which she was granted a prize); attitudes towards renewable energies in Portugal, namely wind farms; representations of wolves and birds in Portuguese literature since the 19th century; and representations of owls in Portuguese popular culture. She also participated in two international research projects: "Good germs, Bad germs" (University of Oxford) and "Climates of Migration" (Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society (RCC)). The latter was part of an internship at the RCC (Munich, Germany), funded by the EU Leonardo da Vinci programme (currently ERASMUS+). She further collaborated with the RCC as a freelance proofreader and translator. Filipa has published 5 academic papers in peer-reviewed journals, co-authored 1 academic book ("Terras de Sol e de Vento", published by Imprensa de Ciências Sociais), and translated 2 issues of the online journal RCC Perspectives. Filipa has also published for a non-academic audience. She co-edited an open-access digital book about owls in Portuguese popular culture, wrote 2 short essays, by invitation, about birds in Portuguese literature for the online magazine "Wilder - Rewilding your days", and a short story about soundscapes of lockdown, with audio, for the online project "The Urban Field Naturalist". She is also a member of the IUCN's Commission on Ecosystem Management.

Identificação pessoal

Nome completo
Filipa Ferreira Soares

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Domínios de atuação

  • Ciências Sociais - Geografia Económica e Social - Geografia Cultural
  • Ciências Sociais - Geografia Económica e Social - Ciências do Ambiente
  • Ciências Sociais - Sociologia - Antropologia
Grau Classificação
DPhil (PhD) in Geography and the Environment (Doctor of Philosophy)
University of Oxford School of Geography and the Environment, Reino Unido
"Governing disturbance regimes: Rewilding and the management of large herbivores in UK nature conservation" (TESE/DISSERTAÇÃO)
MA in Anthropology (Nature and Conservation) (Mestrado)
Universidade Nova de Lisboa Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas, Portugal
"Antropologia e conservação da natureza: o caso de uma possível reintrodução de espécies outrora emblemáticas no Parque Natural da Serra da Estrela (Portugal)" (TESE/DISSERTAÇÃO)
18/20 (Excellent)
BA in Anthropology (Licenciatura)
Universidade Nova de Lisboa Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas, Portugal


Artigo em revista
  1. Ana Isabel Queiroz; Inês Gomes; Filipa Soares. "Disasters, environmental changes and migration in historical perspective, an interview with Uwe Lübken". Análise Social LIV 4 (2019): 865-875. https://doi.org/10.31447/AS000032573.2019233.08.
    Publicado • 10.31447/AS000032573.2019233.08
  2. Queiroz, Ana Isabel; Soares, Filipa. "Birds in Portuguese Literature". Environment and History 22 2 (2016): 228-254. http://dx.doi.org/10.3197/096734016x14574329314362.
  3. Lopes-Fernandes, Margarida; Soares, Filipa; Frazão-Moreira, Amélia; Queiroz, Ana Isabel. "Living with the Beast: Wolves and Humans through Portuguese Literature". Anthrozoös 29 1 (2016): 5-20. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08927936.2015.1060056.
  4. Soares, Filipa. "The edges of environmental history: an international tribute to the work of Jane Carruthers". The Journal for Transdisciplinary Research in Southern Africa 9 2 (2013): ix-xiv. http://dx.doi.org/10.4102/td.v9i2.212.
  5. Queiroz, Ana Isabel; Fernandes, Margarida Lopes; Soares, Filipa. "The Portuguese literary wolf". Digital Scholarship in the Humanities 30 3 (2013): 388-404. http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/llc/fqt069.
Artigo em revista (magazine)
  1. Soares, Filipa F.. "Andorinhões, medonhos ou inocentes?", Wilder – Rewilding your days, 2020, https://www.wilder.pt/cronicas/andorinhoes-medonhos-ou-inocentes/.
  2. Soares, Filipa F.. "Nos pauis, às narcejas", Wilder -¿ Rewilding your days, 2020, https://www.wilder.pt/cronicas/nos-pauis-as-narcejas/.
Capítulo de livro
  1. Soares, Filipa F.. "Performing Wild Geographies". In Making Routes: Journeys in Performance 2010-2020, 130-143. Reino Unido: Triarchy Press, 2021.
  1. Soares, Filipa F.; Oliveira, Artur Vaz; Gomes, Célia. As Rapinas Nocturnas na Cultura Popular Portuguesa: pequenas histórias. Portugal: Associação ALDEIA, STRI e Erithacus. 2017.
    Publicado • Editor
  2. Delicado, Ana; Truninger, Mónica; Figueiredo, Elisabete; Silva, Luís; Junqueira, Luís; Horta, Ana; Fonseca, Susana; Soares, Filipa. Terras de sol e de vento: dinâmicas sociotécnicas e aceitação social das energias renováveis em Portugal. Portugal: ICS. Imprensa de Ciências Sociais. 2015.
Recurso online
  1. Soares, Filipa F.. A walk on the wild side: Rewilding Britain's landscapes with large herbivores. 2021. https://ambienteterritoriosociedade-ics.org/2021/03/31/a-walk-on-the-wild-side-rewilding-britains-landscapes-with-large-herbivores/.
  2. Soares, Filipa F.. Soundscapes of Lockdown. 2020. http://www.urbanfieldnaturalist.org/stories/soundscapes-of-lockdown.
  1. Soares, Filipa F.. 2020. Policy Review 2020: Evolução da Política Florestal. https://pessoasefogo.files.wordpress.com/2021/05/policyreview2020pessoasefogo_web.pdf.
Tese / Dissertação
  1. Soares, Filipa F.. "Governing Disturbance Regimes: Rewilding and the management of large herbivores in UK nature conservation". Doutoramento, University of Oxford School of Geography and the Environment, 2020. https://ora.ox.ac.uk/objects/uuid:fe768706-e5c2-49ea-baa8-074fda9cd05f.
  2. Soares, Filipa Ferreira. "Antropologia e conservação da natureza. O caso de uma possível reintrodução de espécies outrora emblemáticas no Parque Natural da Serra da Estrela (Portugal)". Mestrado, 2010. http://hdl.handle.net/10362/5749.
  1. Soares, Filipa F.. Os Limites da História Ambiental: Uma Homenagem a Jane Carruthers [The Edges of Environmental History: Honouring Jane Carruthers]. Munique, Alemanha: Rachel Carson Center. 2014.
  2. Soares, Filipa F.. Novas Histórias Ambientais da América Latina e do Caribe [New Environmental Histories of Latin America and the Caribbean]. Alemanha: Rachel Carson Center. 2013.