Mara Pieri


PhD student in the programme "Human Rights in Contemporary Societies" at the Centre for Social Studies, University of Coimbra (Portugal), Mara holds a BA and an MA in Sociology at University of Trento, Italy. In her work, she brings together disabilities studies and queer and crip studies through an intersectional approach and a specific focus on chronic illness. Her research interests include supercrips; medicalization; chronic illness and invisible disabilities; accessibility; sexualities in Southern Europe; LGBT lives through intersections. Since 2017 she is a member of the Board of the Sexuality Research Network of the ESA European Sociological Association and since 2018 she coordinates the Research Stream on Sexuality and Gender of the APS - Portuguese Sociological Association.

Latest Publications

Book Chapter

Ana Cristina Santos; Pieri, Mara (2019), My body, my rules? Self-determination and feminist collective action in Southern Europe, in Cristina Flesher Fominaya and Ramon A. Feenstra (org.), Routledge Handbook of Contemporary European Social Movements : Protest in Turbulent Times. London: Taylor & Francis, 196-209

Book Chapter

Pieri, Mara (2019), Are we humans or are we (queer) dancers? The Fascinating Paradox of Queer Rights / Dançando na corda bamba da humanidade: o Fascinante Paradoxo dos Direitos Queer, in Bruno Sena Martins, Ana Cristina Santos, Saskya Lopes (org.), As sociedades contemporâneas e os direitos humanos = Contemporary societies and human rights. Editus

Article in Scientific journal

Pieri, Mara (2019), "The Sound that You Do Not See. Notes on Queer and Disabled Invisibility", Sexuality & Culture, 23, 2, 558-570

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