Ana Cristina Santos


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 ( 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


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