Mafalda Esteves


Biography

Mafalda Esteves is a junior researcher at Centre for Social Studies at University of Coimbra since 2015. Currently, she integrates the European research project "Diversity and towards Childhood - Changing social attitudes gender diversity in children across Europe" (2019-2021). Previously, she was a member of the European research project "INTIMATE: Citizenship, Care and Choice: The Micropolitics of Intimacy in Southern Europe" (2014-2019) (ERC Starting Grant). She had a MA in Psychosocial Intervention and Research from the University of Barcelona with a thesis about the role of community participation in the promotion of empowerment and psychosocial wellbeing. In the city of Barcelona, she developed her scientific and professional work on Community Psychology, namely, at the local level, in community projects that aimed to promote social networks, autonomy and combat social isolation and the social transformation through the methodology of the Theatre of the Oppressed. Currently, she is a PhD student in Psychology at CIS-IUL, where she develops a thesis in Psychology entitled "Invisible sexualities: Intimate citizenship and psychosocial wellbeing in Bisexuality". She is also member of the Thematic Line 2 - Democracy, Justice and Human Rights. Her main research interests include critical approaches to Social Psychology, Social Movements, Sexual and Gender Diversity, LGBTQIA+/Queer activism, youth and mental health.


Latest Publications

Book Chapter

Esteves, Mafalda (2022), Discriminações interseccionais nas trajetórias de crianças e jovens LGBTI+ e de género diverso em Portugal, in Ana Sofia Neves e Mafalda Ferreira (org.), Investigação e prática: Abordagens interdisciplinares sobre a saúde e bem-estar das pessoas LGBTI+. Associação Plano i, 94-123

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Article in Scientific journal

Esteves, Mafalda; Santos, Ana Cristina; Santos, Alexandra (2021), "Zonas de liberdade LGBTI+? Práticas e gramáticas para uma intervenção profissional inclusiva com crianças e jovens LGBTI+", ex aequo - Revista da Associação Portuguesa de Estudos sobre as Mulheres, 44, 145-161

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Book Chapter

Esteves, Mafalda (2021), Bisexual Citizenship in Portugal, in Ana Cristina Santos (org.), Citizenship, Care and Choice: LGBTQ+ Intimacies in Southern Europe. Londres: Palgrave