PhD

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Currently doing my PhD in Communication Sciences, specializing in Contemporary Culture and New Technologies.

The thesis is called "Between bodies and screens", and is being financed by the public organism FCT. My PhD is about how Portuguese youngsters utilize new media in a sexualized manner: be it consuming or producing content, collecting information, structuring their identities, behaviors, and so on.

My advisors are: Cristina Ponte and António Fernando Cascais.

The PhD project was publicly defended December 6th, 2010, and was awarded 17 points (on a 0-20 scale). The public defence can be listened to here, but only in Portuguese.

 

Related Publications and Presentations

A imprensa como facilitadora de voyeurismo sexual: Representações de BDSM e de fetichismo no jornalismo em Portugal (Portuguese only)

“Activismo não é tanto a minha praia, gosto mais de fazer mesmo as coisas”. Concepções e contestações de participação cívica na cidadania para a intimidade (Portuguese only)

Between Bodies and Screens: Sexualized usages of new media by youngsters beyond the risk/opportunity dichotomy (unpublished commentary)

Riscos, oportunidades e sexualidades: Usos diversos dos novos media por jovens portugueses (Portuguese only)

Portuguese youngsters, new media and sexuality – information, activism and pleasure-seeking experiences

Portuguese youngsters and sexualized usages of new media

Sexualized Technology: Portuguese Youngsters and the New Media