Duncan Alastair Simpson
Duncan Simpson gained his BA in European Studies at the London School of Economics, and his MA an PhD (2011) in Portuguese Studies at King’s College London. His doctoral thesis, funded by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, focused on the relations between the Catholic Church and the Salazarist New State between 1928 and 1968. He has lectured on various contemporary history courses at the ICS and Nova SBE (Portugal), as well as at the Université de Bretagne Occidentale (France). From 2019 to 2021 he was Marie Curie Fellow at the ICS, where he wrote a history of the PIDE “from below”, combining the methodologies of oral history, quantitative surveying and archival research. As FCT Research Fellow at the ICS, he is currently working on “Public letter-writing in Salazar’s Portugal (1933-1974)” (2021.02904.CEECIND/CP1696/CT0007).
Keywords: Estado Novo, PIDE, Accusation Practices, History seen 'from below', Oral History.