Miguel Vale de Almeida is a Professor of Anthropology at ISCTE-University Institute of Lisbon and Researcher at CRIA – Center for Research in Anthropology. With research in Portugal, Brazil, Spain, and Israel/Palestine, his work has focused on gender and sexuality, as well as on ‘race’ and ethnicity, and postcolonialism.
He published several books, two of which in English: The Hegemonic Male, on masculinity, and An Earth-Colored Sea, on Portuguese colonialism and postcolonialism in Portuguese-speaking countries. His latest book, in Portuguese, is A Chave do Armário, on issues of same-sex marriage and family.
As an LGBT rights’ activist, he was a member of Portuguese Parliament, instrumental in the passing of the same-sex marriage and gender identity laws.