Mara Pieri


Biography

Researcher at CES. She holds a BA and MA in Sociology at University of Trento. She holds a PhD in "Human Rights in Contemporary Societies" at CES, with a thesis on the experiences of LGBTQ+ adults with chronic illness in Italy and Portugal. The thesis is soon to be published in a forthcoming book (2022) edited by Palgrave MacMillan. Her PhD research won the "Controtempo" Prize, awarded to early-career researchers by Codici Ricerca e Intervento (Milan) to develop the multimedial project "Chroniqueers" (www.chroniqueers.it). She has deep expertise as consultant in inclusive and accessible communication, and communication of science. Since 2018 she coordinates the Research Stream on Sexuality and Gender of the APS - Portuguese Sociological Association. She co-organises the series of seminars "Sharp Talks - Health, Sexuality and Human Rights" at CES and she integrates the thematic line "Democracy, justice and human rights". She is a member of the research team in the project "REMEMBER - Vivências de Pessoas LGBTQ Idosas no Portugal Democrático (1974-2020)". In 2021 she was a pos-doctoral researcher at CES. After winning the national competition CEEC by FCT she has been a researcher since 2022 and will develop her project on LGBTQ+ access to healthcare until 2027. She works on disabilities studies and queer and crip studies through an intersectional approach and a specific focus on chronic illness. Her research interests include supercrips; medicalisation; chronic illness and invisible disabilities; accessibility; sexualities in Southern Europe; LGBTQ+ health.


Latest Publications

Book Chapter

Pieri, Mara (2022), Bem-estar das pessoas LGBTQ* com doença crónica: entre (in)visibilidade e precariedade, in Sofia Neves, Mafalda Ferreira (org.), Investigação e prática: abordagens interdisciplinares sobre a saúde e o bem-estar das pessoas LGBTI+, 231-251

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Article in Scientific journal

Pieri, Mara (2022), "Fare ricerca su malattia cronica e vissuti LGBTQ+: riflessioni dal campo", About Gender - International Journal of Gender Studies, 11, 21

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Article in Scientific journal

Pieri, Mara (2022), "When vulnerability got mainstream: Reading the pandemic through disability and illness", European Journal of Women's Studies

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