Research

Current research interests

LGBTI Studies / Queer Theory

Intimate, sexual and reproductive citizenship

Sexual justice and feminism

Sociojuridical studies of sexuality

Feminist Disability Studies

Social Movements and collective action - sexuality, gender, body

Ageing, life-course and sexual and gender diversity

Research Projects

2019-10-01 - 2021-09-30 - "Diversity and Childhood", coordinated by Jose Antonio Langarita, sponsored by European Comission.
    Project Partnership:
              - University of Girona
              - Autonomous University of Barcelona
              - University of Ljubljana
              - LGBTI Çavaria (Bélgica)
              - Sociedade Hátter (Hungria)
              - KMOP (Greece)
              - Lambda Varsóvia
              - Associação Nacional de Direitos LGBT - LGL (Lituânia)
              - Zagreb Pride

2018-03-01 - 2021-02-28 - "CILIA - LGBTQ: Comparing Intersectional Life Course Inequalities amongst LGBTQ Citizens in Four European Counties", as coordinator researcher, sponsored by NORFACE Dynamics of Inequality Across the Lifecourse programme.
    Project Partnership:
              - University of Surrey, Department of Sociology, Andrew King (International Coordinator of the Project)
              - University of Strathclyde, Yvette Taylor
              - Alice Salomon University, Berlin

2014 - 2019 - "INTIMATE - Citizenship, Care and Choice: The micropolitics of intimacy in Southern Europe", as coordinator researcher, sponsored by European Research Council (ERC).

2011-04-01 - 2014 - "Intimidade e Deficiência: cidadania sexual e reprodutiva de mulheres com deficiência em Portugal", as coordinator researcher, sponsored by FCT.
    Project Partnership:
              - Associação Portuguesa de Deficientes
              - UMAR - União de Mulheres Altenativa e Resposta

2009 - 2011 - "Cidadania sexual nas (mulheres) lésbicas em Portugal. Experiências de discriminação e possibilidades de mudança", coordinated by Conceicao Nogueira, sponsored by FCT.

2007-02 - 2009-09 - "Gendered Citizenship in a Multicultural Europe - The Impact of Contemporary Women's Movements", coordinated by Sasha Roseneil, sponsored by European Commission.

2007 - 2009 - "Reconstructing Human Rights through Transnational Legal Mobilization?", as coordinator researcher, sponsored by Foundation for Science and Technology.

2005 - 2008 - "Representations of (i)Legality: reproductive health in Portugal", as coordinator researcher, sponsored by Foundation for Science and Technology.

1999 - 2001 - "A Reinvenção da Emancipação Social", coordinated by Boaventura de Sousa Santos, sponsored by Fundação MacArthur.

Networks

Centro Iberoamericano para el Estudio de la Sexualidad

FEMCIT

Intimate Citizenship Research Group, BISR, University of London

Invited member of the Red-LIESS - IberAmerican Laboratory for the Socio-Historical Study of Sexualities

Membro convidado da Comissão Consultiva da revista LES Online, desde 2009.

Membro convidado do Conselho Editorial da Revista Gênero, da Universidade Federal Fluminense, desde 2019.
    Net Partnership:
              - Universidade Federal Fluminense

Membro convidado do Conselho Editorial da Revista Latino-americana de Geografia e Gênero, desde 2010.
    Net Partnership:
              - Universidade Estadual de Ponta Grossa

Membro da Associação Portuguesa de Estudos sobre as Mulheres (APEM)

Membro da Associação Portuguesa de Sociologia

Membro da British Sociological Association

Membro da European Sociological Association

Membro da Latin American Studies Association - LASA

Membro do Conselho Científico da Revista Sexualidade / Planeamento Familiar, da Associação para o Planeamento da Família (APF), desde 2009.
    Net Partnership:
              - Associação para o Planeamento da Família (APF)

Sexuality Research Network, European Sociological Association

Women's Global Network for Reproductive Rights (WGNRR)