Alice Ramos holds a degree in Sociology from ISCTE and Master’s degree in Social Sciences from Instituto de Ciências Sociais da Universidade de Lisboa (ICS-UL). Her PhD was in Social Sciences, specialising in General Sociology, at ICS-UL, with the thesis Human Values and Opposition towards Immigration in Europe, which analyses the impact of individual factors and social contexts on attitudes towards immigrants, on the perceptions of threat associated with immigrants and immigration and on racial prejudice.
She is a research fellow at ICS-UL, where she has been developing research since 1997. Her research interests follow two lines of inquiry: 1) the articulation between individual and cultural values, and their interaction with discriminatory attitudes, namely racism and prejudice; and attitudes towards immigrants, immigration and immigration policies; 2) the methodology of cross-national studies: survey techniques; interviewer effects, questionnaire design and testing; advanced methods of comparative and longitudinal data analysis.
Recently, she initiated a line of research dedicated to studying the formation of values and discriminatory attitudes in childhood and adolescence, being Principal Investigator of CLAVE (The development of human values in childhood and adolescence), a project funded by the FCT.
She coordinates the component ‘Portuguese Social Attitudes’ of the infrastructure PASSDA (Production and Archive of Social Science Data), a consortium that integrates the National Roadmap of Research Infrastructures, supported by the National Science Foundation. The consortium was implemented through a partnership involving research units and research institutions from the University of Lisbon, the ISCTE-IUL, The University of Coimbra and the University of Porto.
Since January 2018, she has represented Portugal at the National Coordinators Forum of the European Social Survey-ERIC and the European Values Study. Together with Jorge Vala and Cicero Pereira, she founded the Summer School of Advanced Methods of Data Analysis at ICS in 2009. She now coordinates the ICS-ULisboa Summer/Winter Schools.
Ramos, Alice, Cicero Pereira, Jorge Vala, (2019) The impact of biological and cultural racisms on attitudes towards immigration public policies. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies. DOI: 10.1080/1369183X.2018.1550153
Anthony Heath, Eldad Davidov, Robert Ford, Eva G. T. Green, Alice Ramos & Peter Schmidt (2019) Contested terrain: explaining divergent patterns of public opinion towards immigration within Europe, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, DOI: 10.1080/1369183X.2019.1550145
Ramos, A. (2018). Opposition towards immigration: the view of natives and immigrants. in Aboim, S., Granjo, P., Ramos, A. Changing societies: legacies and challenges Vol. I - Ambiguous Inclusions: Inside out, outside in. Lisboa: Imprensa de Ciências Sociais. doi.org/10.31447/ICS9789726715030
Ramos, A., Cicero Pereira, Jorge Vala (2016). Economic crisis, human values and attitudes towards immigration. In Values, economic crisis and democracy Malina Voicu, Ingvill C. Mochmann, Hermann Dülmer (Eds), Abingdon: Routledge
Peral, Edurne B., Alice Ramos (2014). Neighbours: determinants of whom Europeans want to keep at a distance. In Will Arts and Loek Halman (Eds) Value Contrasts and Consensus in Present-Day Europe: painting Europe’s Moral Landscapes. Brill. 117-141.
Schwartz, Shalom H., Jan Cieciuch, Michele Vecchione, Eldad Davidov, Ronald Fischer, Constanze Beierlein, Alice Ramos, Markku Verkasalo, Jan-Erik Lönnqvist, Kursad Demirutku, Ozlem Dirilen-Gumus, and Mark Konty (2012). Refining the theory of basic individual values. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology 103 (4): 663-688.
Ramos, Alice, Jorge Vala (2009). Predicting Opposition towards Immigration: Economic Resources, Social Resources and Moral Principles. In A. Gari & K. Mylonas (Eds.) Quod Erat Demonstrandum: From Herodotus' Ethnographic Journeys to Cross-Cultural Research. Athens: Pedio Books Publishing.
Vala, Jorge, Alice Ramos, Cícero Pereira (2008) Oposição a políticas anti-racistas na Europa: factores individuais e sócio-estruturais. In M. V. Cabral, K. Wall, S. Aboim & F. C. Silva (Orgs.) Itinerários-A investigação nos 25 anos do ICS, Lisboa: Imprensa de Ciências Sociais, pp 257-281
Ramos, Alice (2006) Social values dynamics and socio-economic development. Portuguese Journal of Social Science, 5(1): 5-33.
Vala, Jorge, Cícero Pereira, Alice Ramos (2006). Racial prejudice, threat perception and opposition to immigration: a comparative analysis. Portuguese Journal of Social Science, 5(2): 119-140.
|Imigração na Europa: o que pensam os Europeus?||Sessão de apresentação pública da infraestrutura PASSDA||19/09/2018|
|O impacto do racismo biológico e cultural nas atitudes face aos imigrantes e às políticas de imigração||Congresso da Associação Portuguesa de Sociologia||10/07/2018|
|Science on Inclusion, Inclusion in Science||Ciência 2018||04/07/2018|
|The impact of biological and cultural racisms on attitudes towards immigrants and immigration public policies||Informing immigration policy using the ESS||28/03/2018|
|Migrations, Identités e Valeurs||Congresso da Associação Francesa de Ciência Política||01/05/2009|
|Opposition to Immigration: The Roots of Threat Perception||SPSSI-EAESP Joint Meeting: International Perspectives on Immigration Immigrants and Hosts: Perceptions, Interactions, and Transformations||01/05/2007|