Ana Rita Ferreira is assistant professor at University of Beira Interior (UBI), and researcher in Political Science at the Institute of Political Studies of the Portuguese Catholic University and at the Centre of Humanistic Studies of the University of Minho (with public funding of the Foundation for the Science and Technology). She has been visiting academic at the Catholic University of Mozambique. She has also been visiting PhD student at the University of Oxford. She holds a BA in Communication Sciences (Journalism stream), by the Social and Human Sciences Faculty of the New University of Lisbon, a post-graduate degree in Political Science (Political Theory branch) and a PhD degree in Political Science, by the Institute of Political Studies of the Portuguese Catholic University. Her most recent work is “Ideologias Políticas Contemporâneas: Mudanças e Permanências” [Contemporary Political Ideologies: Changes and Permanencies] (co-editor with João Rosas), in which she also wrote the chatear on “Socialismo Democrático” [Democratic Socialism].