Isabel Menezes holds a bachelor's degree in Theater (ESAP), a degree and a PhD in Psychology and Aggregate in Educational Sciences from the U.Porto, where she is Professor at the Department of Educational Sciences/OEI Chair in Education for Citizenship/Education for Citizenship Global. Is in charge of the Center for Educational Research and Intervention (CIIE). Her research focuses on the civic and political participation of children, youth and adults, and on the ways in which formal and non-formal education (including community art) can play an empowering role in relation to politics; other research interests include the social responsibility of universities, doctoral education and the boundaries between research and intervention. Currently, coordinates projects on education for climate change as a tool to promote the political agency of young people. Chairs the Board of the Portuguese Society of Educational Sciences.