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Manuel João Ramos, born 1960 in Lisbon, Portugal, is Associate Professor with tenure at the Dept. of Anthropology and Senior Researcher of the Centre of International Studies, at ISCTE - University Institute of Lisbon. He is presently vice-director of the same research centre and head of the Central Library of African Studies. In 1982 he completed a BA in Anthropology (at FCSH-UNL) with honours, presenting a monographic essay about a fishing community in South Portugal. In 1987 he completed a MsC in Comparative Literary Studies (at FCSH-UNL), with a dissertation on travel literature. In 1995, he successfully presented his PhD thesis in Symbolic Anthropology (at ISCTE-IUL), with honours, on Christian mythology and visions of the East.
He pursues a parallel graphics art carrier and is involved in NGO militancy. He is the president of ACA-M, the delegate of FEVR (European Federation of Road Traffic Victims) to the UN Road Safety Collaboration, and is a member of the directors' board of the Global Alliance of NGOs for Road Safety. He's also the representative of the Hakluyt Society in Portugal.