Ana Cristina Santos


Ana Cristina Santos is a Sociologist. She holds a PhD in Gender Studies, University of Leeds, UK. She is a Senior Researcher at the Centre for Social Studies, University of Coimbra, and Honorary Research Fellow at the Birkbeck Institute for Social Research, University of London. She has been involved in and/or coordinated a number of research projects exploring issues of gender, sexual and reproductive rights, citizenship and human rights. Coordinator of the International PhD Program Human Rights in Contemporary Societies and Vice-chair of the Sexuality Research Network of the European Sociological Association between 2012 and 2016, Cristina is also an activist in the LGBT/queer and feminist movements in Portugal. Her most recent book is Social Movements and Sexual Citizenship in Southern Europe (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013). Other Significant publications include Cometi um Crime? Representações sobre (i)legalidade do aborto (Afrontamento, 2010), Bound and Unbound: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Genders and Sexualities (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2008), Estudos Queer: Identidades, Contextos e Acção Colectiva (Revista Crítica de Ciências Sociais, 76, 2006) and A Lei do Desejo: Direitos Humanos e Minorias Sexuais em Portugal (Afrontamento, 2005). In 2013 she was awarded a Research Grant by the European Research Council to lead a 5 years comparative study on Citizenship, Care and Choice: The micropolitics of intimacy in Southern Europe. The research involves conducting cross-national qualitative studies in Italy, Portugal and Spain on the following topics: lesbian coupledom, polyamorous relationships, assisted conception and surrogacy, naming a child, transgender and care, and living with friends in adult life (

Latest Publications


Roseneil, Sasha; Crowhurst, Isabel; Santos, Ana Cristina; Stoilova, Mariya (orgs.) (2017), Reproducing Citizens: family, state and civil society (paperback). New York and London: Routledge

Artigo em Revista Científica

Ana Cristina, Santos; Ana Lúcia, Santos (2017), "Yes, we fuck! Challenging the misfit sexual body through disabled women's narratives", Sexualities, 21, 3


King, Andrew; Santos, Ana Cristina; Crowhurst, Isabel (orgs.) (2017), Sexualities Research: Critical Interjections, Diverse Methodologies, and Practical Applications (Routledge Advances in Critical Diversities). London: Routledge