Maristela Simão

Biographical note

Doctorate in Museology from ULHT/PT (2018), Master in History of Africa from UL/PT (2011), Degree in Museology from UFSC/BR (2016), Degree in History from UDESC/BR (2006), Specialist in Education for Diversity with Emphasis on EJA by IFSC/BR (2013).

Professor at the Lusophone University of Humanities and Technologies-ULHT, of the Master’s and PhD programs in Museology.

Director of the Master’s Degree in Socio-Museology and Sub-Director of the PhD in Museology of ULHT.

Integrated Researcher of CeiED – Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies in Education and Development/ULHT.

Researcher of the Project Ecoheritage: Ecomuseums as a collaborative approach to recognition, management and protection of cultural and natural heritage Erasmus+ PROJECT NO: 2020-1-ES01-KA204-08276. (2020-current)

Member of the Coordinating Committee of the ULHT Unesco Chair “Education, Citizenship and Cultural Diversity” (2019-Present).

Coordinator of the SEED Project: Intangible Cultural Heritage in Lisbon Schools, CeiED/Universidade Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias-ULHT, Lisbon. (2019-2021)

Member of the Coordinating Committee of the Project “Renova Museu: Revitalization of a museum through educational actions”, winner of the 9th Ibermuseums Prize for Education, Museu do Casal de Monte Redondo, Monte Redondo, Portugal. (2019-2021)

UNESCO Consultant in the project 2018 European Year of Cultural Heritage: Engaging Youth for na Inclusive and Sustainable Europe UNESCO (4500395939-A1) (2019-2021).

Consultant Brazilian Institute of Museums-Ibram/Organization of Ibero-American States-OEI (2015-2017)

Associate Researcher Núcleo de Estudos Afro-Brasileiros-NEAB of the Santa Catarina State University-UDESC (2003-2018)

Areas of academic and scientific interest

Museology and Sociomuseology, with emphasis on training, education for ethnic-racial relations, African and Afro-Brazilian history and culture, public policies and affirmative action and projects of social and cultural intervention in museological institutions, heritage and museum education, memory and preservation and appreciation of identities and cultural diversity.

Community and Social Museums, Eco-museums.