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Elisa Antz (alumni)

International Communications Officer at the Frankfurt School of Finance and Management (PhDnet in Literary and Cultural Studies Alumna 2013)

“Academically challenging and culturally inspiring”

The Lisbon Consortium was an outstanding experience during my PhD, not only because I fell in love with Lisbon at first sight  – the Lisbon Consortium is academically challenging and culturally inspiring. The friendly and respectful atmosphere between prominent professors and young researchers is highly motivating. It also connects the University with Lisbon’s most reknown cultural institutions in a lively cooperation, namely during the annual Lisbon Summer School for the Study of Culture, the most memorable type of conference I’ve witnessed!


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Ana Luis Pinheiro, MA in Culture Studies (alumni)

“A world capital of Culture Studies”

Out of the many things I could say about the Master’s program in Culture Studies, one word stands out: excellence. Not only of the university and program itself, but of its teaching staff. The variety of seminars, taught by teachers from different nationalities and backgrounds, provides students with a challenging and rewarding academic path. Personally, my experience was even more gratifying, as I was given the unique opportunity to study early sound film in cooperation with the Portuguese Film Museum thanks to the Lisbon Consortium.

At the end of this journey, I couldn’t be more proud of having been part of an initiative that establishes my hometown of Lisbon as a world capital of Culture Studies.


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Gabriela Altaf, MA in Culture Studies (alumni)

“New ways of thinking Culture”

It allowed me to access contents, institutions, authors and discussions about a wide range of themes in the cultural realm, which have helped consolidate my qualifications in this field.


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Barbie Zelizer

Raymond Williams Professor of Communication
Director of the Scholars Program in Culture and Communication, Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania.

The Lisbon Consortium offers one of those rare opportunities to engage with topical issues across boundaries of a disciplinary and geographic nature. Every time I attend, I leave with a richer sense of why things matter.


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Lawrence Grossberg

Morris Davis Distinguished Professor of Communication Studies and Cultural Studies. Director of the University Program in Cultural Studies, The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

“The best possible research in socially responsible ways”

The Lisbon Consortium strikes me as just the sort of interdisciplinary, collaborative experiment that is vital for the future of cultural studies. The development of forms of cooperation among different — both academic and cultural — institutions opens up the possibilities of new practices of creative knowledge production and communication.
Its effort to produce the best possible research in socially responsible ways embodies fundamental commitments at the heart of cultural studies.