Inês Lourenço is PhD in Anthroplogy from ISCTE/IUL, University Institute of Lisbon. She is a Post-Doctoral fellow at Center for Research in Anthropology/University Institute of Lisbon. Her research is focused on the Hindu Diaspora in Portugal supported by fieldwork carried out in Portugal and in India since 2000. Other topics of interest are the consumption of Indian commodities, such as Bollywood, and on the related social uses of culture in the Portuguese society. Her current research is the processes of patrimonialization of communities of Indian origin in Portugal, in an articulation between museology and anthropology.