Rosa Monteiro


PhD in Sociology from the Faculty of Economics of the University of Coimbra and the Center for Social Studies. Prof. assistant at FEUC and researcher at CES. She was Secretary of State for Citizenship and Equality in the XXI and XXII Constitutional Government (2017-2022), with political responsibility and supervision in the areas of gender equality, prevention and combat of violence against women and domestic violence, LGBTI+ rights, trafficking of human beings, combating racism and racial discrimination, integration of Roma people, migration. In the last decade, she has focused her analysis in the field of equality and non-discrimination public policies, gender mainstreaming and official bodies for equality and non-discrimination. The common theme in her body of work is the analysis of gender issues, especially in the domains of work, employment, organizations and public policies. She developed research on: Femininity in the shopfloor: sexual identities construction in the workplace; the experience of motherhood of working women, Working Mothers facing the Intensive Mothering Model. In recent years she has focused her research on equality policies, gender mainstreaming and equality mechanisms; she participated in the evaluation of the II and III National Plan for Equality. She integrated the team that produced the evaluation of the Integration of Gender Perspectives in Structural Funds - QREN and FEDER. In her PhD dissertation, entitled "State Feminism in Portugal: mechanisms, strategies, policies and metamorphosis", she developed a case study of the Portuguese main gender equality mechanism and its articulations with women movements and other political agents. She is also an expert adviser on several projects of equality plans in municipalities and NGO. She has several publications on these issues.

Latest Publications

Article in Scientific journal

Santos, Caynnã; Monteiro, Rosa; Lopes, Mónica; Martinez, Monise; Ferreira, Virgínia (2023), "From Late Bloomer to Booming: A Bibliometric Analysis of Women's, Gender, and Feminist Studies in Portugal", Social Sciences, 12, 7, 396

Book Chapter

Monteiro, Rosa; Ferreira, Sílvia (2023), Luísa, o Supremo, as desigualdades de género e a crise de cuidados., in Margarida David Cardoso (org.), E Depois da Revolução, Cinco Décadas de Democracia. Lisboa: Fundação Francisco Manuel dos Santos FFMS.

Book Chapter

Monteiro, Rosa (2023), O lugar das Mulheres e da Igualdade no Desenvolvimento Local: Contributos e desafios das abordagens das políticas de igualdade para os modelos de desenvolvimento local., in Alcides Monteiro e António Fragoso (org.), Desenvolvimento Local em Portugal. Porto: Afrontamento, 109-134