Dr. Cátia de Carvalho

Cátia holds a Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Porto (2017-2022), funded by Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia, in which she investigated some of the factors explaining the absence of violent extremism within Islamist-inspired terrorism in Portugal.

Cátia de Carvalho is a post-doctoral fellow on the Drive project. She holds a Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Porto (2017-2022), funded by Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia, in which she investigated some of the factors explaining the absence of violent extremism within Islamist-inspired terrorism in Portugal. During her doctoral project, Cátia was a visiting scholar at the Institute of Criminology of the University of Cambridge (2020). At the Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences of the University of Porto, Cátia was a researcher in the project Networking the Educational World: Across Boundaries for Community-Building (NEW ABC), a H2020 project funded by the European Commission, and a lecturer in psychology and extremism. Her research interests focus on violent extremism, social exclusion, and discrimination as drivers of radicalisation, as well as disinformation and forced migrations. Her work has been funded by the European Commission, Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia, the US Department of Homeland Security, and Public Safety Canada. Additionally, she is a member of the European Researchers Community on Radicalisation of the Radicalisation Awareness Network and works as a consultant on preventing and countering violent extremism at the OSCE.

Dr. Cátia de Carvalho
Leiden University
Postdoc Researcher

Key publications

de Carvalho, C., Neyroud, P., Pinto, I. R. & Pinto, M. (accepted for publication). The Portuguese Muslim community: integration and its role against radicalisation. Security Journal.

da Silva, R., Ventura, J. P., de Carvalho, C. & Barbosa, M (2022). “From street soldiers to political soldiers”: Assessing how extreme right violence has been criminalised in Portugal. Critical Studies on Terrorism, 15 (1). doi: 10.1080/17539153.2022.2031134.

de Carvalho, C.; Pinto, I. R.; Azevedo, L.; Guerreiro, A.; Barbosa, M.; Pinto, M. (2019). Protocol - Psychosocial processes and intervention strategies behind Islamist deradicalisation: a scoping review. Campbell Systematic Reviews, 15 (3). doi: 10.1002/cl2.1036.

de Carvalho, C., & Pinto, M. (2018). Refugee camp as an immediate solution: Response and its psychological meanings. Peace and Conflict: Journal of Peace Psychology, 24 (3), 277–282. https://doi.org/10.1037/pac0000318.


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