Teresa Mota

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Geology, Environmental Sciences, History of Science, History of Geology, History of Institutions, History of Science Education

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Biography

I am a post-doctoral researcher with a grant from FCT at the Inter-university Center for the History of Science and Technology (CIUHCT) in Lisbon. I graduated in geology (1989) and worked as a secondary school teacher of natural sciences for more than fifteen years. In the meantime, completed a master degree in Environmental Sciences (2001) and a PhD in History of Science (2007) funded by a FCT grant. PhD was done in the New University of Lisbon and is dedicated to the history of the Portuguese Geological Survey during the 20th century, with special attention being given to the accomplishment of geological mapping and its relation to political and economic decisions. From November 2003 to July 2004, I developed part of my PhD research at Keele University, England. Between 2008 and 2010 I was awarded a grant from FCT to work as a post-doctoral researcher in the National Museum of Natural History and Science of the University of Lisbon. Between 2011 and 2013, I proceeded with my research as post-doc at the CIUHCT mainly focusing on the history of geology and the history of science education during the 19th and the 20th centuries. Currently, I am a researcher in the CIUHCT with a post-doctoral grant from FCT focusing in the history of science teaching in the 19th and the 20th centuries and in the role of medical periodicals in the construction of the identity of Portuguese physicians. In 2013, I was a visiting scholar in the Instituto de Historia de la Medicina y de la Ciencia López Piñero, University of Valencia, Spain. I participated in seven financially supported research projects and I am currently engaged in two others. My teaching career includes: 18 years as a high school teacher and eight as an invited assistant professor of History of Science at the University of Minho, both in undergraduate and graduate courses. My Master’s dissertation concerning the teaching of geology during the Portuguese dictatorship received an honorable mention in 2001 from the Rómulo de Carvalho Prize. I am a member of the STEP (Science and Technology in the European Periphery), INHIGEO (International Commission of History of Geological Sciences), the ESS (Earth Sciences Society) and ESHS (European Society for the History of Science).
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