Luís Bernardo was a visiting researcher at the department from April 2011 until December 2012. Currently he is a PhD candidate in Sociology at Humboldt-University Berlin, Institute of Social Sciences. The working title of his thesis is "Islam in Smaller Settings. A comparative analysis of policy responses to the emergence of Islam in five European countries". During his research stay at the WZB, he had carried out desk research and fieldwork. He received his BA in History from the New University of Lisbon, and an MA in Comparative Politics at the University of Lisbon.