Sofia José Santos


Biography

Sofia José Santos is Assistant Professor in International Relations at the Faculty of Economics, University of Coimbra, and a Researcher at the Center for Social Studies, where she coordinates the DeCodeM project as a Principal Investigator. Since 2008 she has developed research on media and global interventionism; media and securitization processes; media and foreign policy; internet and technopolitics; and media and masculinities. Within CES, she is also coordinator for Promundo-Portugal's Media and Masculinities programming area, co-editor of Alice News and co-coordinator of NHUMEP. She holds a PhD and an MA in International Politics and Conflict Resolution by the Faculty of Economics of the University of Coimbra, a degree in International Relations from the same university, and a Diploma in Advanced Studies in Communication Sciences from ISCTE-IUL. Previously, she was an Assistant Professor in International Relations at the Faculty of Economics of the University of Coimbra (2016-2019), postdoctoral researcher at OBSERVARE / UAL (2015/2016) and CES (2015), and researcher and coordinator of media and communication in Promundo-Europa (2014-2015). She was a visiting scholar at the Flemish Peace Institute and a Marie Curie fellow at the Universiteit Utrecht. In addition to publications, conferences and national and international research projects, it is also worth mentioning her work in co-coordinating and co-editing the P@x Bulletin of the NHUMEP Peace Studies Group, her involvement in international networks, social movements, and the several work she has undertaken research for international think tanks and development agencies such as NOREF, UKAID, Palladium, and Promundo-US. Her current research interests focus on media representations and securitization; media and foreign policy; media, masculinities and violence prevention; digital rights and contentious politics; and critical Internet studies.


Latest Publications

Book Chapter

Santos, Sofia José; De Sousa Carvalho, Alexandre (2020), Media e Masculinidades, in Rita Santos e Tiago Rolino (org.), Manual de Promoção de Igualdade de Género e de Masculinidades Não-Violentas EquiX. Coimbra: Centro de Estudos Sociais e Promundo-Portugal, 121-137

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Book Chapter

Amaral, Inês; Santos, Sofia José; Daniel, Fernanda; Filipe, Filipa (2019), (In)visibilities of Men and Aging in the Media: Discourses from Germany and Portugal, in Zhou J., Salvendy G. (org.), Human Aspects of IT for the Aged Population. Social Media, Games and Assistive Environments. Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Springer International Publishing, 20-32

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Book Chapter

Amaral, Inês; Santos, Sofia José (2019), Algoritmos e redes sociais: a propagação de fake news na era da pós-verdade, in João Figueira e Sílvio Santos (org.), As fake news e a nova ordem (des)informativa na era da pós-verdade: Manipulação, Polarização, Filter Bubbles. Coimbra: Imprensa da Universidade de Coimbra, 63-86

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