Gil Nata

Gil Nata, Phd.

Gil Nata (PhD in Political Psychology) is an integrated member of CIIE-UP (Centre for Research and Intervention in Education of University of Porto). He has graduated in Psychology in 2000 and finished his PhD in Political Psychology in 2008. His research interests focus on sociology of education, political and community psychology, the civic and political participation of socially excluded people, and on socioeconomic inequalities. Over the past few years he has been mostly involved on research in social and educational inequalities.

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Nata, G. (2011). Diferença Cultural e Democracia: identidade, cidadania e tolerância na relação entre maioria e minorias [Cultural Difference and Democracy: identity, citizenship and tolerance in the relationship between majority and minorities]. Vol. 35 da Colecção Teses sobre Imigração e Diálogo Intercultural. Lisboa: Alto Comissariado para a Imigração e Diálogo Intercultural.

Neves, T. Ferraz, H., Nata, G. (2016). Social inequality in access to higher education: grade inflation in private schools and the ineffectiveness of compensatory education. International Studies in Sociology of Education, 1-21. DOI: 10.1080/09620214.2016.1191966.

Neves, T., Pereira, M. J., Nata, G. (2014). Head teachers’ perceptions of secondary school rankings: their nature, media coverage, and impact on schools and the educational arena. Education as Change, 18(2), 211-225. DOI: 10.1080/16823206.2014.926829.

Nata, G., Pereira, M. J., & Neves, T. (2014). Unfairness in access to higher education: a 11 year comparison of grade inflation by private and public secondary schools in Portugal. Higher Education, 68, 851-874. DOI: 10.1007/s10734-014-9748-7.

Neves, T., Pereira, M. J., & Nata, G. (2012). One dimensional school rankings: A non-neutral device that conceals and naturalizes inequalities. International journal of School Disaffection, 9(1) 7-22.