Daniela Rodrigues graduated in Anthropology at FSCH-UNL in 2008; during this degree, she received an Erasmus scholarship – for a period of twelve months – for the Department of Cinema at the University of Pécs, Hungary. In 2012 she concluded, in FCSH, the Master in Migration, Interethnicities and Transnationalism. Worked as an assistant professor of Methodologies, Methods and Techniques of Research at the Autonomous Institute for Polytechnics Studies (Lisbon) during the academic year of 2011/2012.
Professionally and academically, she gathered experience in research and field work developed alongside Portuguese and Slovenian Roma communities, Cape Verdean migrant communities and immigrants associations in Portugal. Daniela has developed collaborations in various projects in the areas of co-development, fair trade, non-formal education, ethnic minority media and documentary film in NGODs, consumer cooperatives and associations such as: SOS Racismo, CIDAC, Mó de Vida and DZMP – Luksuz produkcija (Slovenia). She’s, since 2011, a researcher at CRIA, taking part – as research grant – in such projects as Immigrant Family Relations in Dispute (2010-2012) and, at the present time, Atlantic Crossings: Materiality, Contemporary Movements and Policies of Belonging.