Sofia José Santos

Sofia José Santos is Researcher at OBSERVARE, Autonomous University of Lisbon, and Associate Researcher at the Centre for Social Studies (CES), University of Coimbra. Previously, she was post-doc researcher at CES and researcher and coordinator for media and communications at Promundo-Europe.

She holds a PhD and a MA in "International Politics and Conflict Resolution", School of Economics, University of Coimbra, a BsC in International Relations from the same faculty, and a specialization in Journalism from the Centre for Journalist Professional Training (CENJOR), Lisbon. She was junior researcher at CES from 2008 to 2015, where she also co-coordinated and co-edited the P@x Online bulletin, from 2008 to 2014.

She was journalist and editor of Rede Angola, in 2013, main officer at the International Office of Coimbra College of Education (2005-2007), and intern at the UN Information Centre, in Lisbon (2003).

Her current research interests include: media, peace and violences; peace media, peacebuilding and the liberal peace; cities and paradiplomacy; media and contestation politics;big data, privacy and internet governance; masculinities and violence prevention.

In February 2009, she completed a six month research/mobility period at the University of Utrecht, The Netherlands, supervised by Professor Ton Robben. She was also a visiting scholar at the Flemish Peace Institute in 2010, supervised by Dr. Tomas Baum.

 

Education

2014 - PhD - International Politics and Conflict Resolution, University of Coimbra.

2007 - Masters in International Politics and Conflict Resolution, University of Coimbra

2003 - Degree in International Relations, University of Coimbra

 

Book Chapters

Santos, Sofia José (2015), "Os media como agentes de (des)securitização das sociedades: crónica de uma história inacabada e o desafio da outra metade", in Raquel Freire; André Barrinha (org.),Segurança, Liberdade e Política. Pensar a Escola de Copenhaga em Português. Lisboa: Instituto de Ciências Sociais (ICS).

Santos, Sofia José (2012), Media and Interculturality: Mapping Theories, Projects and Gaps, inSusana Gonçalves, Mark A. Carpenter (org.), Diversity, Intercultural Encounters, and Education. London: Routledge.

Santos, Sofia José; Borges, Marisa (2009), The political project of post-armed conflict reconstruction: gaining settings and minds, in Paula Duarte Lopes & Stephen Ryan (org.), Rethinking Peace and Security: New Dimensions, Strategies and Actors. Bilbao: University of Deusto, 161 - 170.

 

Edition/Coedition of scientific journals special volumes/numbers

Teresa Almeida Cravo; Santos, Sofia José (2014), "Contestation and Political Change – Exploring Patterns across Borders and Regions" número temático em "P@x-Online Bulletin of the Peace Studies Group", 25.

 

Articles in scientific journals

Santos, Sofia José (2010), "Media para a Paz e Peacebuilding: uma crítica à intervenção internacional", Universitas: Relações Internacionais, 8, 2, 137 - 162.

Santos, Sofia José; Borges, Marisa (2009), "The political project of post-conflict reconstruction: gaining settings and minds", Portuguese Journal of International Affairs, Autumn/Winter 2009, 69 - 79.

 

Sofia José SantosReports

Santos, Sofia José (2015), MenCare in Latin America: Challenging harmful masculine norms and promoting positive changes in men’s caregiving’, EMERGE Case Study 5, London: Promundo-US, Sonke Gender Justice and the Institute of Development Studies, 1-28.

Teresa Almeida Cravo (coord.); Teresa Almeida, Cravo; Hornsby, David J.; Daniela, Nascimento; Santos, Sofia José (2014), "African emerging powers", NOREF ., Oslo: Norwegian Peacevbuilding Resource Centre (NOREF).

 

Papers in conference proceedings

Santos, Sofia José (2014-07-03), "Da desconstrução do romantismo aos múltiplos rostos das violências - Primavera Árabe, novos media e políticas de contestação", http://observare.ual.pt/conference/images/2nd_conference_2014/livro_actas_2014/sofia_santos.pdf.

Santos, Sofia José (2013), ""UNSCR 1325 National Implementation: challenges ahead"" in Instituto de Defesa Nacional (org.), IDN Cadernos, 11, . Lisboa: Instituto de Defesa Nacional - http://www.idn.gov.pt/publicacoes/cadernos/idncaderno_11.pdf, 183 - 193.

 

Working papers

Santos, Sofia José (2010), ""Media para a paz e peacebuilding: um mimetismo das dissonâncias da ajuda internacional?"", Cabo dos Trabalhos, 4.

 

Other Publications

Santos, Sofia José (2015), "What are the numbers not telling us? Going beyond statistics in promoting men’s caregiving in Portugal", Promundo News .

Santos, Sofia José (2014), "O conflito violento na Síria - http://www.redeangola.info/especiais/siria-retrato-de-um-pais-em-guerra/", À lupa, Rede Angola .

Santos, Sofia José; Moura, Tatiana (2014), "Father's Day: How to Avert a Crisis of Care?", Men Care Blog .

Santos, Sofia José; Tatiana, Moura (2014), "Paternidades à prova de crise", Promundo website .

Santos, Sofia José (2014), "New Online Social Media:and the Arab Spring: de-romanticising and setting new research agendas", P@x Online , 25.

Maneca Lima, Teresa ; Santos, Sofia José (2014), "Paternidades e Crise Económica: transformações e desafios",Promundo News .

Santos, Sofia José (2012), "Primavera Árabe", Dicionário das Crises e das Alternativas .

Santos, Sofia José (2011), "Noticiar a revolução na Líbia", Perspectiva - Política Internacional e Desenvolvimento - http://www.perspectiva-politica.pt/cms/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=132%3Anoticiar-a-revolucao-na-libia&catid=40%3Aimprensa&Itemid=59&lang=pt .

Santos, Sofia José (2011), "Jornalistas que arriscam a vida", Perspectiva - Política Internacional e Desenvolvimento - http://www.perspectiva-politica.pt/cms/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=132%3Anoticiar-a-revolucao-na-libia&catid=40%3Aimprensa&Itemid=59&lang=pt .

Santos, Sofia José (2011), "Entre limites e promessas: novos media e o caso da crise recente no Norte de África",Perspectiva - Política Internacional e Desenvolvimento -http://www.perspectiva-politica.pt/cms/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=360%3Aentre-limites-e-promessas-novos-media-e-o-caso-da-crise-recente-no-norte-de-africa&catid=36%3Ademocracia&Item .

Santos, Sofia José (2011), "Novos media e o caso da crise recente no Norte de África: old wine in new bottle?",Mundus .

Santos, Sofia José; Sala, Cristina (2010), "The Communication Initiative Network URL: http://www.comminit.com/",Revista Crítica de Ciências Sociais , 90, 159.

Santos, Sofia José (2008), "Peace media: a research agenda, an intervention agenda", P@x Online Newsletter , 10, http://www.ces.uc.pt.

 

Communications in scientific events

Santos, Sofia José (2015), Promoting Men's Caregiving in Portugal:Crisis, Job Insecurity and Implications for Paternity Leave, paper presented at Summer School: Gender Equality and Quality of Life. Policy-making in times of new gender regimes , Jagielonian University in Krakow, 30 August 04 September.

Santos, Sofia José (2014), Tomando as rédeas das palavras: feminilidades, masculinidades, novos media e (contra)hegemonia, paper presented at Gender workshop, CES, Coimbra, 27 November.

Santos, Sofia José (2014), From the de-construction of romanticism to the multiple faces of violence - Arab Spring, the new online social media and contestaion politics, paper presented at Observare II International Conference - World War and International Relations 100 years after 1914, Lisboa, 02 to 03 July.

Santos, Sofia José; Carvalho, Alexandre de Sousa (2014), Democracia, Tecnologia e Resistência: o caso da Ushahidi no Quénia, paper presented at Congresso International da Associção de Ciência Política , Faculdade de Economia da Universidade de Coimbra, 14 to 16 April.

Santos, Sofia José (2013), The role of the new online social media and the Arab Spring: what is actually inside the puzzle? , paper presented at European Conference on African Studies, ISCTE, Lisbon, 27 to 29 June.

Santos, Sofia José (2012), The UNSCR 1325 national implementation: challenges ahead, paper presented at Gender-based violence in armed conflicts, Instituto da Defesa Nacional, 04 to 04 December.

Santos, Sofia José (2012), Gender and peace media: resistance, resilience and empowerment ... towards emancipation?, paper presented at Jornadas Internacionais "Género, communicación y construcción de paz en África", Colegio de Abogados de Bizkaia, Bilbao | ACNUR Euskal Batzordea, 08 November.

Santos, Sofia José (2012), Mulheres, Paz e Segurança: A Resolução 1325 do CSNU em Portugal, Colóquio "Estudos Feministas: o Futuro do Passado", 6 de Julho 2012, , paper presented at Colóquio de Estudos Feministas, Faculdade de Letras da Universidade de Coimbra, 06 July.

Santos, Sofia José (2011), Peace media: a reserach agenda, an intervention agenda, paper presented at Media power for peacebuilding, Consejo Superior de Investigación Cientifica, Madrid, 31 to 31 October.

Santos, Sofia José (2011), "Media and Interculturality: the imperative for further research", paper presented at Third World International Studies Conference, Porto, 17 to 20 August.

Santos, Sofia José (2011), Discussant - "Issues in Russian Policy Making", paper presented at Third World International Studies Conference, Porto, 17 to 20 August.

Santos, Sofia José (2011), Discussion Group on "Security, Liberty and Politics: The Copenhagen School in Portuguese", paper presented at Third World International Studies Conference, Porto, 17 to 20 August.

Santos, Sofia José (2011), Media e Interculturalidade: uma proposta de agenda de investigação, paper presented at III Jornadas de Sociologia, Instituto Piaget - Mirandela - Portugal, 13 to 13 June.

Santos, Sofia José; Sala, Cristina (2010), Workshop on Peace Journalism, paper presented at Foro Mundial de Educação Temático 2010, Santiago de Compostela, 10 to 13 December.

Santos, Sofia José (2010), Peace media and the de-securitization of post-conflict societie, paper presented at SGIR 7th Pan-European International Relations Conference, Stockholm, 09 to 11 September.

Santos, Sofia José (2010), Peace media: reproducing aid system traps?, paper presented at V Congresso da Associação Portuguesa de Ciência Política, Aveiro, 04 to 07 March.

Santos, Sofia José (2010), Peace media: reproducing aid system traps?, paper presented at ISA Annual Convention, New Orleans, 17 to 20 February.

Santos, Sofia José (2009), Media para a paz e peacebuilding: um mimetismo das dissonâncias da ajuda internacional, paper presented at "Coimbra C: Escalas e Transbordos". 1º Colóquio de Doutorandos CES, Coimbra, 01 to 02 October.

Santos, Sofia José (2009), Betwixt-and-between discourses and conditions: peace media within pacification processes, paper presented at World Conference on Humanitarian Studies, Groeningen,The Netherlands, 08 February.

Santos, Sofia José; Borges, Marisa (2009), The political project of post-conflict reconstruction: gaining settings and minds”, paper presented at ABRI/ISA (Associação Brasileira de Relações Internacionais / Brazilian International Studies Association, Rio de Janeiro, 22 to 24 July.

Santos, Sofia José (2009), Peace media and the de-securitization of post-conflict societies, paper presented at ABRI/ISA (Associação Brasileira de Relações Internacionais / International Studies Association) Conference 2009, Rio de Janeiro, 22 to 24 July.

Santos, Sofia José (2008), Peace media and the de-securitization of post-conflict societie, paper presented at WISC - Second Global International Studies Conference, 23 to 26 July.

Santos, Sofia José (2008), Media e reconstrução pós-conflito: uma critica à intervenção internacional, paper presented at IV Congresso da Associação Portuguesa de Ciência Política, 06 to 07 March.

 

Organization of scientific events

Waves of Change in The Arab World: a multidisciplinary approach to its root causes and new phenomena, CES - Universidade de Coimbra, 17 a 18 de Novembro de 2011.

"Coimbra C: Escalas e Transbordos" - Primeiro Colóquio de Estudantes de Doutoramento do CES, Faculdade de Economia da Universidade de Coimbra, 01 a 02 de Outubro de 2009.

 

Research projects

2015-02-01 - 2015-06-30 - "Media and Masculinities in Nigeria", as coordinator researcher, sponsored by DFID. Project Partnership: Centre for Social Studies, University of Coimbra, and Voices for Change (V4C) - Nigeria

2015-01-01 - 2020-12-31 - "Cidades e regiões - a paradiplomacia portuguesa", coordinated by Professor Luís Moita, Observare, Universidade Autónoma de Lisboa, sponsored by Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia.

2013 - 2016 - " "Adapting the International Men and Gender Equality Survey (IMAGES), to urban settings of Post-Conflict and Urban Violence: "IMAGES-PC+UV" "", coordinated by Tatiana Moura e Sílvia Roque, sponsored by International Development Research Centre - Canada. Project Partnership: Centre for Social Studies, University of Coimbra, Centro de Formação Jurídica e Judiciária (Maputo); Peace Research Institute Oslo; Instituto Promundo.

2012 - 2014 - "Emerging Powers", coordinated by Teresa de Almeida Cravo, sponsored by Coordenado por Grupo de Estudos para a Paz, financiado por Norwegian Peacebuilding Resource Centre. Project Partnership: Centre for Social Studies, University of Coimbra, Norwegian Peacebuilding Resource Centre.

 

2011-09-01 - 2013-12-31 - "EN "Women, Peace and Security: the implementation of the Security Council Resolution 1325 in Portugal”", coordinated by Tatiana Moura e Teresa Cunha, sponsored by Comissão para a Igualdade de Género.  Project Partnership: Centre for Social Studies, University of Coimbra, Acção para a Justiça e Paz.

 

 

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Investigadora no OBSERVARE, Universidade Autónoma de Lisboa, e Investigadora Associada do Centro de Estudos Sociais da Universidade de Coimbra.

É doutorada e mestre em Política Internacional e Resolução de Conflitos pela Faculdade de Economia da Universidade de Coimbra. Anteriormente, foi investigadora em pós-doutoramento no CES (2015) e investigadora e coordenadora de media e comunicação no Promundo-Europa (2014-2015). Foi jornalista e editora do Portal Rede Angola, em 2013. Pertenceu à equipa de investigação do Flemish Peace Institute (Bélgica), enquanto visiting scholar, em 2010, supervisionada pelo Dr. Tomas Baum, e foi vsiting fellow na Universiteit Utrecht (Holanda) supervisionada pelo Professor Ton Robben, de Setembro 2008 a Fevereiro 2009. Foi investigadora junior no Centro de Estudos Sociais, de 2008 a 2015, onde co-coordenou e co-editou o Boletim P@x, publicação periódica do Grupo de Estudos para a Paz do NHUMEP, de 2008 a 2014.

Especializou-se em Jornalismo pelo Centro Protocolar de Formação para Jornalistas (CENJOR) e é licenciada em Relações Internacionais pela Faculdade de Economia da Universidade de Coimbra.

Foi ainda estagiária no Centro de Informação das Nações Unidas em Portugal (2003) e Técnica Superior no Gabinete de Relações Internacionais da Escola Superior de Educação de Coimbra (2005-2007).


Os seus actuais interesses de investigação centram-se em questões relacionadas com media, paz e violências; cidades e paradiplomacia; media, peacebuilding e paz liberal; media e políticas de contestação; 'big data', privacidade e governação da internet; masculinidades e prevenção de violência

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