Sofia José Santos


Sofia José Santos is Researcher of the Centre for Social Studies from the University of Coimbra, and Associate Researcher at OBSERVARE, Autonomous University of Lisbon. She holds Post-graduate Specialization in Communication Sciences from ISCTE-IUL (2018), a PhD (2014) and an MA (2007) in "International Relations - International Politics and Conflict Resolution" from the Faculty of Economics, University of Coimbra, and a BSc (2004) in International Relations from the same faculty. Previously, she was Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Economics (2016-2019), post-doc researcher at CES (2015) and at OBSERVARE (2015/2016), and researcher and coordinator for media and communications at Promundo-Europe. She was also visiting scholar at the Flemish Peace Institute and fellow at the Universiteit Utrecht. From 2008 to 2014 she co-coordinated and co-edited of the P@x Online bulletin. Her current research interests include media, masculinities and violence prevention; digital rights and contentious politics; critical internet studies; critical media literacy; securitization and media representations; media and foreign policy.

Latest Publications

Article in Scientific journal

Santos, Rita; Roque, Sílvia; Santos, Sofia José (2018), "De-securitising 'the South in the North'? Gendered Narratives on the Refugee Flows in the European Mediascape", Contexto Internacional, 40, 3, 453-477

Article in Scientific journal

Santos, Sofia José; de Sousa Carvalho, Alexandre (2018), "Violência cultural, masculinidades e publicidade:a campanha "É de homem!" da L'Oréal em Portugal", Organicom, 15, 28, 206-222

Book Chapter

Santos, Sofia José; de Sousa Carvalho, Alexandre (2017), A Internet como Espaço Económico e de Segurança, in Luís Moita e Luís Valença Pinto (org.), Espaços Económicos e Espaços de Segurança. Lisboa: UAL, OBSERVARE, 693-726

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