Fernando Fontes


Biography

Fernando Fontes - Sociologist - holds a PhD in Sociology and Social Policy, specialization in Disability Studies, University of Leeds, UK (2011) and an MA in Sociology and Social Policy, University of Coimbra, Portugal (2006). He is Auxiliary Researcher at the Centro de Estudos Sociais da Universidade de Coimbra. He lectures in the PhD Programme: "Human Rights in Contemporary Societies" (CES/IIIUC) since 2013. He is currently Vice-President of CES Scientific Board (2021-2024). He was awarded an Assistant Researcher Contract (Stimulus of Scientific Employment, Individual Support (CEECIND) - 3rd Edition) (Ref. 2020.01127.CEECIND). He has led and has been involved in the development of several research in the areas of: fundamental rights of disabled people in Portugal (2019 - 2022); fundamental rights situation of long-term residents in the EU (2021); Independent living for disabled people (2016 - 2021); social inclusion of people with spinal cord injury (2010 - 2013); sexual and reproductive citizenship of disabled women in Portugal (2012 - 2014) He has, also, been involved in the development of the applied research project "SUPERA - Supporting the Promotion of Equality in Research and Academia" (2018 - 2022) (funded by the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 787829). He has authored and co-authored several publications in the areas of Sociology, Social Policies and Interdisciplinary Studies, on issues of disability policies, violence and disablism, inclusion and citizenship rights of disable people in Portugal, disability research, social movements, sexuality and intimate citizenship of disabled people in Portugal. Most recent publications include: "Vida Independente para Pessoas com Deficiência: do individualism à autodeterminação", Contemporânea (2021); "The Meaning Making Model Applied to Community-Dwelling Adults with Chronic Pain", Journal of Pain Research (2021); "Disability narratives in Portugal: impacts and possibilities for the lives of disabled people" (book chapter, 2019); "Mulheres, Sexualidade, Deficiência: os interditos da cidadania íntima. Coimbra: Almedina (edited book, 2019); "Framing Disability in Portugal: Historical Processes and Hegemonic Narratives" (book chapter, 2019); "O movimento de pessoas com deficiência em Portugal: características, impactos e interseccionalidades" (book chapter, 2019); "Spinal Cord Injury in Portugal: Institutional and Personal Challenges", Journal of Disability Policy Studies (2017).


Latest Publications

Article in Scientific journal

Fontes, Fernando; Sena Martins, Bruno (2021), "Vida Independente para Pessoas com Deficiência: do individualismo à autodeterminação", Contemporânea, 11, 2, 506-540

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Article in Scientific journal

Ferreira-Valente, Alexandra; Fontes, Fernando; Pais-Ribeiro, José; Jensen, Mark P (2021), "The Meaning Making Model Applied to Community-Dwelling Adults with Chronic Pain", Journal of Pain Research, 14, 2295-2311

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Book

Santos, Ana Cristina; Fontes, Fernando; Sena Martins, Bruno; Santos, Ana Lúcia (orgs.) (2019), Mulheres, Sexualidade e Deficiência: Os interditos da cidadania íntima. Coimbra: Edições Almedina

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