Ana Cristina Santos


Biography

With a background in Sociology and a PhD in Gender Studies, University of Leeds, UK, Ana Cristina Santos works as a Principal Researcher at the Centre for Social Studies, University of Coimbra. Over the years she has coordinated a number of research projects and published extensively on LGBTQI+, gender, dissident bodies, intimate citizenship and human rights. In 2014-2019 she was awarded a Research Grant by the European Research Council to lead the cross-national study INTIMATE - Citizenship, Care and Choice: The micropolitics of intimacy in Southern Europe (www.ces.uc.pt/intimate). She is currently the PI in Portugal of two international projects: CILIA LGBTQI+ Lives, funded by the European Agency NORFACE, and Diversity and Childhood, funded by the European Commission (2019-2021). Vice-chair of the European Sociological Association Sexuality RN(2012-2016), Vice-President of CES Scientific Board (2013-2016) and President of CES Ethics Committee (2017-2020), since 2013 she is Co-Director of the PhD Program Human Rights in Contemporary Societies. Significant publications include Social Movements and Sexual Citizenship in Southern Europe (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013) and Sexualities Research: Critical Interjections, Diverse Methodologies, and Practical Applications (Routledge, 2017, with A. King and I. Crowhurst). Her most recent books are The SAGE Handbook of Global Sexualities (2 volumes, coedited 2020) and The Tenacity of the Couple Norm (coauthored, UCL Press, 2020).


Latest Publications

Article in Scientific journal

Santos, Ana Cristina; Pieri, Mara (2021), "Recolocando a autodeterminação na equação? Uma análise da ação coletiva feminista na Europa do Sul", Revista Em Pauta, 19, 47, 82-102

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Article in Scientific journal

Santos, Ana Cristina (2020), "From villain to hero: trans men and non-binary persons as care providers in Southern Europe", International Journal of Care and Caring

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Book

Roseneil, Sasha; Crowhurst, Isabel; Hellesund, Tone; Santos, Ana Cristina; Stoilova, Mariya (2020), The Tenacity of the Couple-Norm: Intimate citizenship regimes in a changing Europe. London: UCL Press

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