ElÃsio Estanque was Born in Alentejo. He studied in secondary schools in Aljustrel, Faro and Lisbon. Lived, got job and developed studies in higher education in this city. Studied Sociology at ISCTE - Lisbon University (1981-1985). Was an activist during the revolutionary period (1974-1975 being involved with several social movements and trade union activities. Since 1985 settled in Coimbra, from than on working with the social sciences team at the Faculty of Economics. Always rebellious, independent and critical toward any kind of authoritarian behavior, keep being an activist on different left causes, refuses blind submissions of any type and try to use his knowledge and experience at the service of democratic values as well as struggles against social injustice.