Previous Invited Speakers

CesarCésar A. Cisneros-Puebla, is a Professor of Sociology at Autonomous Metropolitan University-Iztapalapa, Mexico. He teaches Qualitative Methods and Social Sciences Epistemology. He has been a visiting professor at the International Institute for Qualitative Methodology, University of Alberta, Canada (2001-2003) and in the CAQDAS Networking Project at University of Surrey, UK (2008) as well as different Universities in South America and Spain.   He is author of ATLAS.ti, MAXQDA, QDAMiner and INTERACT software´ Spanish versions and their manuals and exemplar projects, and is the reviewer for NVivo Spanish version as well. He consults in the field of qualitative computing and research within South America and abroad. He belongs to Editorial Boards in journals as Qualitative Sociology Review, Qualitative Research in Psychology, Qualitative Health Research, International Review of Qualitative Research, Departures in Critical Qualitative Research, among others. He is the responsible editor for the Spanish version of FQS (Forum of Qualitative Social Research).  In that role, he has published contributions and conversations with prominent researchers such as Juliet Corbin, Janice Morse and Kenneth Gergen. His conversation with Juliet Corbin has been translated to German as “Lernen konzeptuell zu denken” in Günter Mey & Katja Mruck (Hrsg.) (2011) Grounded Theory Reader. 2., aktualisierte und erweiterte Auflage.Netherlands: VS Verlag.

FrancisleFrancislê Neri de Souza is Pos-doc in ICT applied to science education (2008), PhD in Science Education (2006), MA in Computational Quantum Chemistry (1998), Undergraduate in Chemistry (1995). He currently works as an Invited Assistant Professor at the University of Aveiro where he also supervises MA and PhD students in Science Education, ICT and as a lecturer in theses areas. He is co-author of some software, such as IARS®, webQDA®, ArguQuest®, FlexQuest®, and uTRACER®. He is founder and chief editor of the Internet Latent Corpus Journal. He is consultant and author of papers, book and book chapters in the field of active learning, questioning, science education and chemistry education with integration of the Information Communication Technology.


Maria Cecília de Souza Minayo has a degree in sociology from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (1978); degree in Social Sciences for the Queens College of the City University of New York (1979); MSc in Social Anthropology from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (1985) and Ph.D. in Public Health from the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (1989). Since 1997 she has been the scientific editor of the journal Ciência & Saúde Coletiva (Science & Collective Health) of the Brazilian Association of Public Health, and in-house researcher and full professor of the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation. She has broad experience in Public Health with emphasis on Collective Health, acting as teacher, researcher and advisor on the following main topics: methodology of social research; methodology of social research in public health; violence and health; external causes; violence, public health and health and society. She has supervised 68 theses and dissertations, published 177 scientific articles, 125 book chapters and 41 books – 8 individually and 33 as organizer and in collaboration. She is a member of the editorial board of 13 scientific journals, 4 of which are from abroad. Since 2013 she is regional editor of Environment Health Perspective from EE.UU. She was awarded with the Premium of Human Rights by the President of Brazil in 2014.

MengaMenga Lüdke, degree in Philosophy, University of São Paulo – USP (1956), PhD in Sociology, University of Paris X (1969), postdoctoral at University of California, Berkeley (1981-82 ) and at the Institute of Education, University of London (1985-86). Invited Researcher at Jules Verne University, Amiens, France (2004); Institut Nationale de Recherche Pédagogique, Lyon, France (2005) and College of Education at the University of Cambridge (2008). Full Professor at PUC -Rio and Catholic University of Petrópolis, UCP. Research experience in education, on problems of training, research and teaching profession, professional socialization of teachers and school evaluation. Coordinates the GEProf (Study Group on the Teaching Profession), with graduate and undergraduate students at PUC -Rio and UCP, studying problems of supervised internship as one of the weakest aspects in teacher education, having a Level 1A CNPq scholarship.