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Alfredo Teixeira has a PhD in Political Anthropology (ISCTE-IUL) and a Master's in Systematic Theology (FT-UCP). Between 1994 and 2003, he was part of an interdisciplinary group of studies in Contemporary Thought. He collaborated in establishing the scientific area of the Science of Religions at the Lusophone University of Humanities and Technologies (Lisbon). Presently, he is developing his teaching and research activity at the Catholic University of Portugal as an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Theology. He has been on the Board of the Faculty of Theology of the Catholic University of Portugal since 2004. At this University, he was successively Director of the Institute of Religious Sciences and the Institute of Studies of Religion until 2022. He also collaborates with the Master's and PhD programs in History and Culture of Religions at the School of Arts of the University of Lisbon. He researches at the Research Center for Theology and Studies of Religion and the Center for Studies in Religious History (UCP). He co-coordinates the network of researchers "Religion in the multiple modernities" and the Manuel Sérgio Chair - Sport, Ethics, and Transcendence. He has participated in several research groups and coordinated the following projects: "Fragmentation and recomposition of belief in an urban Christian community: an anthropology of believing from Michel de Certeau," "Religious culture at school," "Morphology of the religious field in Portuguese society," "Social action of the Catholic Church," "Religious identities in Portugal," "Religion and Culture in the Process of Global Change," "Is Art Liturgy?", "Religious Identities and Social Dynamics in the Lisbon Metropolitan Area," "Dictionary of the Science of Religion." Currently, he is developing research in the following areas: religious identities and institutions, aesthetics and performativities of the religious, and new theories of religion. He is co-editor of the Journal of Religious Studies (REVER) at the Pontifical University of São Paulo (Brazil) and a member of the Artistic Council of the liturgical music journal Salicus. He is a member of the Scientific Society of the Portuguese Catholic University (Vice-President, 2013-2016), the association "Movimento Patrimonial pela Música Portuguesa" (2016-), and the Religious Freedom Commission of the Ministry of Justice, Portugal (2016-). Besides his academic activity, he developed a recognized and awarded musical creation activity. She studied music at the Escola de Música do Conservatório Nacional, in the organ class of Simões da Hora, accompanied by singing studies with Manuela de Sá, chamber music with Fernando Eldoro, composition with Jorge Peixinho and Eurico Carrapatoso. In addition, she attended the International Choral Conducting Course of the Orfeo Lleidatà ¿ under the guidance of Lászlo Heltay ¿ and the training courses for teachers of Analysis and Composition Techniques promoted by the Office of Technological, Artistic, and Professional Education. After finishing his studies at the Music School of the National Conservatory, he studied composition with Jorge Peixinho for three years until he died in 1995. He participated in several choral music projects directed by Fernando Eldoro, Paulo Brandão, and Teresita Marques. In 1998, the Lopes Graça Composition Prize, promoted by Tomar City Hall, awarded an Honorable Mention to his work "Fragmentos para um De Profundis." His work for children's choir and piano, "O Menino Jesus numa estória aos quadradinhos", won the 2013 edition of the Fernando Lopes Graça International Composition Prize (Museu da Música Portuguesa - Câmara Municipal de Cascais). In 2014, he won the Special Prize (2nd place) in the "New Music for Easter Time International Competition for Choral Composition" (Associazione Musicale Musica Ficta) with "O Crux.". Cf.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

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  • SDG 1 - No Poverty
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Fragmentation and recomposition of belief in an urban Christian community: an anthropology based on Michel de Certeau, University Institute of Lisbon

Award Date: 7 May 2004


  • BL Religion
  • GN Anthropology
  • M Music


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