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 Senior Researcher at the Centre for Social Studies, University of Coimbra. Over the years she has coordinated a number of research projects on LGBTQI+, gender, dissident bodies, intimate citizenship and human rights. Between 2014 and 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). Between 2018 and 2021 she is the PI for Portugal of the International Research Consortium for CILIA LGBTQI+ Lives, funded by the European Agency NORFACE. Vice-chair of the Sexuality Research Network of the European Sociological Association between 2012 and 2016, since 2013 she is also Co-Director of the International 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), as well as the Special Issue "Trans* Policy and Practice" of Critical Social Policy (2018, vol 38, n.1, with S. Hines, Z. Davy, S. Monro, J. Motmans, and J. Van Der Ros).


Latest Publications

Book

Santos, Ana Cristina; Fontes, Fernando; Sena Martins, Bruno; Santos, Ana Lúcia (orgs.) (2019), Mulheres, Sexualidade e Deficiência: Os interditos da cidadania íntima. Coimbra: Edições Almedina

Article in Scientific journal

Santos, Ana Cristina (2018), "Luta LGBTQ em Portugal: Duas décadas de histórias, memórias e resistências", Revista TransVersos, 14, 36-51

Article in Scientific journal

Santos, Ana Cristina (2018), "Repronormativity and its Others: Queering Parental Love in Times of Culturally Compulsory Reproduction", Analize - Journal of Gender and Feminist Studies, 11, 199-215