Maria Isabel Correia Dias is an Associate Professor with Aggregation and Researcher at the Institute of Sociology of the University of Porto (IS-UP). She is a full-time Senior Lecturer at the Faculty of Arts, in the Department of Sociology. She completed the PhD in Sociology in 2003 at the Faculty of Arts, and the BA in Sociology in 1989 at the University of Porto. She also collaborates with the Faculty of Engineering and with the Biomedical Sciences Institute Abel Salazar as a teacher. She is an expert in the sociology of family and gender, women's work and occupational health, and also in the sociology of ageing, with an interest in healthy ageing, abuse and vulnerabilities among older people. She publishes books and several papers in journals about gender, gender inequalities at work, ageing, domestic violence, and health and social determinants of elder abuse. She participates in several Masters and Doctorate Courses as a lecturer of modules on Sociology of the Family and Gender, Innovation, Safety and Occupational Health, Sociology of Old Age, Domestic Violence, and Research Methodologies. She is the coordinator of the Master's degree in Sociology. She is also the coordinator of the Innovation, Safety and Occupational Health class in the Doctoral Program in Occupational Safety and Health of Porto University. Member of the academic committee of the PhD in Social Sciences and Aging, UNISF Project, INTERREG V-A Spain-Portugal Program. She coordinates and participates in several national and international research projects, such as RESET project: Redesigning Equality and Scientific Excellence Together, funded by the European Commission's Program H2020, call for Science with and for Society (SWAFS) (2021-2024). Recently she was the scientific coordinator of the project "Cleaning in pandemic times: between precariousness and health risks for cleaning services workers", funded by FCT in the call GENDER RESEARCH 4 COVID-19 (2020-21). She was Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Arts, University of Porto between October 2014 and January 2019. At the present, she is a member of the general counsel of the University of Porto and President of the Ethics Committee of the Faculty of Arts, University of Porto.

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Full name
Maria Isabel Correia Dias

Citation names

  • Dias, Isabel

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Email addresses

  • mdias@letras.up.pt (Professional)


  • 226077190 (Professional)


  • Faculdade de Letras da Universidade do Porto. Via Panorâmica s/n, 4150-564, Porto, Porto, Portugal (Professional)

Knowledge fields

  • Social Sciences - Sociology - Sociology


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