Rita Pais


Rita Pais is Executive Director at CES, where she has been working since 2009. She was previously Coordinator of the Project Management Office and Assistant to the Scientific Board for the PhD Programmes offered jointly by CES and the University of Coimbra. She is currently a doctoral student in Post-Colonialisms and Global Citizenship. Her thesis project proposes a critical reading of ethical regulation applied to social sciences in the framework of European research funding mechanisms. Before joining CES, she was a Research Assistant and Project Manager at a Portuguese think-tank focusing on International Relations, namely on Portuguese diplomacy and cooperation policies in African countries, and on citizenship and participation in the European Union. She graduated from the School of Arts and Humanities, University of Lisbon and holds a Masters' Degree in African Studies from ISCTE-University Institute of Lisbon.