Pedro Vasconcelos completed his graduation in Sociology (Licentiate degree) in 1995 at the University Institute of Lisbon (ISCTE-IUL), his Research Master's Degree in Social Sciences in 2002 at the Institute of Social Sciences of the University of Lisbon (ICS-UL) and his Doctorate in Sociology at ISCTE-IUL in 2011 (all Pre-Bologna Process). He teaches at graduate and post-graduate levels since 1996 at ISCTE-IUL. He was a directing member of the Portuguese Association of Sociology between 2002 and 2006. He dedicates himself to sociological research since 1992, having participated in several research projects about issues such as local development, categorization processes, social representations and identities, family and social class, generations and values, family and youth, sexuality, public and private networks, kinship and social inequalities. Presently his main research interest are social inequality gender theory, gender relations and categorizations, masculinities and femininities, and transgender issues, and health systems.