José Pedro Barbosa Gonçalves de Bessa holds a PhD in design (University of Aveiro, 2005) and an M.A. in Fine Art and Theatre – interdisciplinary and theoretical studies (University of Surrey, 1993). He currently lectures at Department of Communication and Art, University of Aveiro, where he has also directed the M.A. in Contemporary Artistic Creation course since 2002.
He is a member of the Portuguese Research Institute of Design, Media and Culture (ID+); of APEM/ Portuguese Association of Women Studies, and EAD/ European Academy of Design. Pedro’s research areas of interest include critical theory, design studies, feminism and gender studies.
Departamento de Comunicação e Arte
Universidade de Aveiro