V. Borges is integrated researcher at ISCTE-University Institute of Lisbon. She is also associated researcher at ICS-University of Lisbon.
Graduated in Sociology at the New University of Lisbon in 1996 she completed a master’s degree in Culture, Communication and Technologies at ISCTE-IUL, in 1999. With her dissertation, she won the António Sérgio Prize at ISCTE-IUL.
In 2005, she completed a PhD degree in Sociology at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (Paris), under the supervision of Pierre-Michel Menger and Luís Batista (UNL).
She was doing an internship as research fellow in the Centre of Sociology of Work and Arts at EHESS, Paris, with support from the Gulbenkian Foundation (FCG), when she was invited to work at the ICS-UL in 2005.
Thanks to the impact of her research in academia and in society in general, she has been invited to take charge of publications for the pioneering Bulletin of the arts, a quarterly and an annual report funded by the Ministry of Culture.
From April 2006 to February 2013, she completed her post-doctoral studies at the ICS-UL, with support from the FCT.
From March 2013 until 2018, she completed her second post-doctoral program at Dinâmia'Cet-ISCTE-IUL, with support from the FCT.
During this time, she established 2 interdisciplinary research programmes in art and culture: (i) Artists and cultural workers: careers and labour markets; Professions and risk management: the case of actors and dancers. (ii) Reputation, labour markets and territory: Between theatre and architecture.
She subsequently published 9 national and international books with the results of research on professions, organizations and labour markets, reputation and professional risk management.
She contributed to several publications and initiatives with informational, scientific and communication of science objectives, such as organizing research seminars, round table debates, and open seminars.
She taught several courses in the sociology of culture, professions and artistic studies. She has supervised PhD theses.
From 2009-2011, she was on the board of the Sociology of the Professions Network, in the European Sociological Association, and she is presently co-director of the Art, Culture and Communication Network at the Portuguese Sociological Association. She is co-organizer of the Interim Meeting of the Sociology of Art Network for the European Sociological Association, 2016.
Thanks to the impact of her publications, she was invited to be a guest speaker in the colloquium held in honour of the well-known American sociologist Andrew Abbott.
A. Abbott come to Lisbon in 2014, at the invitation of V. Borges and S. Aboim, as part of the initiatives in Social Sciences Knowledge .
Since that time, she has published many articles in peer-reviewed journals, and has also written 15 book chapters, 7 of which at the international circulation.
Meanwhile, she has organized an international colloquium each year. Several well-known international economists and sociologists of art and culture (e.g. Throsby, Behamou, Cowen, Karpik) took part in these colloquiums.
She is supervising a young researcher for the project she was invited to join in the New Observatory of the Arts and Culture. During post-doctoral scholarship, A. Markusen, senior researcher at the University of Minnesota, was her international supervisor and one of the most important contacts V. Borges brings to her career development plan.