Fernando Fontes


Biography

Sociologist. He holds a PhD in Sociology and Social Policy, specialization in Disability Studies, University of Leeds, UK with the thesis: "Social Citizenship and Collective Action: The case of the Portuguese Disabled People's Movement" and an MA in Sociology and Social Policy (2006), University of Coimbra, Portugal. Fernando has been involved in the design, submission and development of a number of research projects exploring issues of disability, sexual and reproductive rights. He is currently developing the research projects: "DECIDE - Disability and selfdetermination: the challenge of Independent living in Portugal" (2016 - 2020), "SUPERA - Supporting the Promotion of Equality in Research and Academia" (2018-2022) and "FRANET - EUROPEAN UNION AGENCY FOR FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS (FRA) MULTIDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH NETWORK" (2019-2022). Most recent publications include: "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

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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Book Chapter

Fontes, Fernando (2019), Framing Disability in Portugal: Historical Processes and Hegemonic Narratives, in Patrícia Roque Martins, Alice Lucas Semedo, Clara Frayão Camacho (org.), Representing Disability in Museums: Imaginary and Identities. Porto: CITCEM, 99-118

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Book Chapter

Fontes, Fernando (2019), O movimento de pessoas com deficiência em Portugal: características, impactos e interseccionalidades, in Santos, Ana Cristina; Fontes, Fernando; Sena Martins, Bruno; Santos, Ana Lúcia (org.), Mulheres, Sexualidade e Deficiência: Os interditos da cidadania íntima. Coimbra: Edições Almedina, 113-141

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