Maria João Guia

Maria João Guia is PhD (summa cum laude) at the University of Coimbra, author of the PhD thesis “Immigration, ‘Crimmigration’ and Violent Crime. The convicted Inmates and the Representations on Immigration and Crime” and currently a Post-PhD candidate. She is Associate Researcher at the Center of Human Rights, at the Faculty of Law, University of Coimbra. She published and (co)organised several books on Immigration and Crime (2008, 2010, 2012, 2015). She was appointed in 2012 as a SYLFF Fellow for her leadership and organisational skills. CINETS network ( has been one of her academic priorities.