Jason Keith Fernandes

Jason Keith Fernandes based at CRIA, at ISCTE-IUL Lisbon, enjoys a post-doctoral grant from the Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT). His research interests that include citizenship, post-colonial theory, and increasingly theology are the result of his academic formation in law, the sociology of law, culture studies, and anthropology. For reasons of having traversed various worlds he styles himself an itinerant mendicant. Prior to his entry into the academy he worked in the areas of environmental education of students while based in Bihar, provided legal research support for environmental movements when located in Bangalore, and the developmental funding sector  during a stint in Hyderabad. A firm believer in bridging the gap between the academy and the public sphere he has written op-ed pieces for various Goan and Indian newspapers since 2006. His writings are archived at www.dervishnotes.blogspot.com