Ana Cristina Santos


Biography

With a background in Sociology and a PhD in Gender Studies (University of Leeds, UK), Ana Cristina Santos is Principal Researcher at the Centre for Social Studies, University of Coimbra (CES-UC). At CES-UC she is Director of the PhD Programme Human Rights in Contemporary Societies and Chair of the Democracy, Justice and Human Rights Thematic Line. She published extensively and coordinated a number of research projects on LGBTQI+, gender, dissident embodiment, intimate citizenship and human rights, including a European Research Council Grant Award (2014-2019). She is currently leading two new research projects: Colourful Childhoods, funded by the European Commission (ref. n. 101049251, CERV-2021-DAPHNE), and REMEMBER, funded by FCT and focusing on experiences of LGBTQ+ older adults (ref. n. PTDC/SOC-ASO/4911/2021). After acting as Vice-chair of the European Sociological Association Sexuality RN(2012-2016), Vice-President of CES Scientific Board (2013-2016) and President of CES Ethics Committee (2017-2020), in 2021 she was elected for the Executive Committee of the European Sociological Association. 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). Her most recent books are The SAGE Handbook of Global Sexualities (2020) and The Tenacity of the Couple Norm (UCL, Open Access, 2020).


Latest Publications

Article in Scientific journal

Esteves, Mafalda; Santos, Ana Cristina; Santos, Alexandra (2022), "Zonas de liberdade LGBTI+? Práticas e gramáticas para uma intervenção profissional inclusiva com crianças e jovens LGBTI+", ex æquo, 44 (Dossiê: "Desigualdades sociais e medidas de ação afirmativa"), pp. 145-161

Book Chapter

Santos, Ana Cristina (2022), Nothing from Them: LGBTQI+ Rights and Portuguese Exceptionalism in Troubled Times, in Möser C., Ramme J., Takács J (org.), Global Queer Politics. Paradoxical Right-Wing Sexual Politics in Europe. Springer International Publishing, 61-85

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Book Chapter

Santos, Ana Cristina (2021), The Motherhood Regime and LGBTQI+ Reproductive Dissidence in Contemporary Portugal, in Francisco Bethencourt (org.), Gendering the Portuguese-Speaking World From the Middle Ages to the Present. Leiden || Boston: Brill, 251-265

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