José Tomaz Castello Branco

Invited Assistant Professor

José Tomaz Castello Branco is a Guest Professor at the Institute for Political Studies at Universidade Católica Portuguesa, where he has taught, since 2000, several courses in the fields of contemporary political theory, systems of government and Islamic political thought. Currently he is also a Guest Professor of Political Theory at the Universidade da Beira Interior.

He earned his Ph.D. and M.A. degrees in Political Science and International Relations at the Institute for Political Studies. He also has a B.A. in Law, by Universidade Lusíada. He was twice visiting student at the University of Oxford (St. Antony’s and Wolfson College), and the recipient of a doctoral scholarship granted by the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology.

His current research interests focus on pluralism, the idea of liberty, utopian political thinking, terrorism, the intellectual origins of radical Islamism and the political and philosophical legacy of the “Al-Andaluz”.

Book Chapter

Conservadorismo: reacção e compromisso”, in Ideologias Políticas Contemporâneas – Mudanças e Permanências, João Cardoso Rosas, Ana Rita Ferreira (Orgs.)

José Tomaz Castello Branco 2013. Coimbra, Editora Almedina
Other

Review of ‘The infernal machine: an alternative history of terrorism

José Tomaz Castello Branco 2011. Cambridge Review of International Affairs, Cambridge, Volume 24, Issue 4, December 2011, Routledge, pp 685-705
Other

Da Liberdade à Tolerância: uma leitura pluralista do ‘On Liberty’”, in Carlos Camponez, Ana Teresa Peixinho (Coord.), Reflexões Sobre a Liberdade

José Tomaz Castello Branco 2010. Coimbra, Imprensa da Universidade de Coimbra
Opinion article

“Tolerância ou Apatia? O problema da diferença nas democracias liberais contemporâneas

José Tomaz Castello Branco 2009. Brotéria, Vol. 169, n.º 5, Lisboa, pp. 655-668
Opinion article

Configurações da Família: o Fenómeno da Monoparentalidade"

José Tomaz Castello Branco 2008. in Representações, Vol. IV, Coord. Científica de Artur Teodoro de Matos, Rogério Santos, (Revista da Faculdade de Ciências Humanas), Lisboa, Universidade Católica Editora, pp. 93-100.
Other

“Liberalismo” in Dicionário de Filosofia Moral e Política

José Tomaz Castello Branco 2007. Instituto de Filosofia da Linguagem, Universidade Nova de Lisboa