Nelson Traquina, 71, former professor at the Department of Communication Sciences of NOVA FCSH, died last Thursday in Massachusetts, in the United States, where he lived.
Nelson Traquina lectured at NOVA FCSH since the beginning of the eighties and obtained his Chair in 1997. He was a correspondent in Portugal of the news agency United Press International (UPI), having arrived in the country in the aftermath of the April Revolution, after an academic course in the United States – a bachelor's degree in International Policy at Assumption College and a Master's degree in International Politics at the University of Denver – and in France – Diploma in Social Communication and Politics at the University of Paris I and PhD in Sociology at the University of Paris V.
Nelson Traquina was one of the most important and fruitful researchers in the field of journalistic studies in Portugal.
To the family and friends, NOVA University Lisbon presents the most heartfelt condolences.