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Ana Sofia Pereira Caldeira

Ana Sofia Pereira Caldeira
sof***@ulusofona.pt
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Resume

Sofia P. Caldeira is an PhD Auxiliar Researcher at CICANT. She holds a Communication Sciences PhD from Ghent University, Belgium (2020), funded by the Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia (FCT). Her doctoral dissertation, entitled "Instagrammable Femininities: Exploring the gender politics of self-representations on Instagram and women's magazines", explored contemporary social media cultures and practices of self-representation and their intertextual relationship with women's magazines. Her research focuses primarily on social media, self-representation practices, politics of gender representation, everyday aesthetics, and feminist media studies. Sofia’s research has been published in journals such as Social Media + Society, Feminist Media Studies, and Information Communication & Society. She currently serves as the Vice-Chair of ECREA’s Digital Culture and Communication section. Sofia has also completed a master degree in Anthropology - Visual Cultures in 2014 by Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas and a bachelors in Art and Multimedia in 2011 by Universidade de Lisboa, Faculdade de Belas-Artes.

Graus

  • Curso de Especialização Tecnológica
    Realização I
  • Licenciatura
    Arte e Multimédia
  • Mestrado
    Antropologia - Culturas Visuais
  • Doctorat
    PhD Student (Department of Communication Sciences)

Publicações

Book review

  • Berry, D. M., & Fagerjord, A. (2017). Digital humanities: Knowledge and critique in a digital age. Cambridge: Polity Books, 248 pp.

Book chapter

  • 2022, “Hello My Lovelies!”: Conflicted Feminisms and the Neoliberalisation of Portuguese Activist Influencer Practices, Identities and Intimacies on Social Media: Transnational Perspectives

Journal article

  • 2022, Photographable Femininities: An intertextual comparative analysis of representations of femininity in women's magazines and on Instagram, European Journal of Cultural Studies
  • 2021, It's not just Instagram models: Exploring the gendered political potential of young women's Instagram use, Media and Communication
  • 2020-07, Between the Mundane and the Political: Women's Self-Representations on Instagram, Social Media + Society
  • 2020, Shop it. Wear it. Gram it.: A qualitative textual analysis of women's fashion glossy magazines and their intertextual relationship with Instagram, Feminist Media Studies
  • 2020, "Everybody needs to post a selfie every once in a while": exploring the politics of Instagram curation in young women's self-representational practices, Information, Communication & Society
  • 2018, Exploring the Politics of Gender Representation on Instagram: Self-representations of Femininity, DiGeSt: Journal of Diversity and Gender Studies
  • 2018, A Different Point of View: Women's Self-Representation in Instagram's Participatory Artistic Movements @girlgazeproject and @arthoecollective, Critical Arts: South-North Cultural and Media Studies
  • 2017-10-01, Representing diverse femininities on Instagram: A case study of the body-positive @effyourbeautystandards Instagram account, Catalan Journal of Communication & Cultural Studies
  • 2017, As Potencialidades do Estudo da Imagem Fotográfica na Antropologia Visual, Vista - Revista de Cultura Visual
  • 2016-11-02, Identities in Flux: An Analysis to Photographic Self-Representation on Instagram, Observatorio (OBS*)

Conference abstract

  • 2021-10, Feminismos Instagrammáveis: Uma análise exploratória do panorama de hashtags feministas no Instagram Português e das suas convenções imagéticas, Ativismo em Rede e Plataformas Colaborativas
  • 2021-09, Photographable Femininities: an intertextual comparative analysis of representations of femininity in women's magazines and on Instagram, ECREA 2021
  • 2021-07, "Hello my lovelies!": From liberation to the neoliberalisation of feminist discourses on social media, a case study of the Portuguese Instagrammer @taniiagraca, IAMCR Nairobi 2021
  • 2019-11, Instagrammable femininities: Exploring young women’s understandings of gendered self-representations on Instagram, Media, Gender and Sexuality in Contemporary Europe
  • 2019-10, Getting word out through Instagram: understanding young women's experiences of the gendered infrastructural politics of Instagram, Infrastructures and Inequalities: Media industries, digital cultures and politics
  • 2019-07, Everybody needs to post a selfie every once in a while: exploring young women's self-representation practices on Instagram, IAMCR Madrid 2019
  • 2019-05, Researching young women's self-representation on Instagram : a critical reflection on the challenges and possibilities of a multi-methodological feminist approach, DIGITAL - CULTURE 2019
  • 2018-11, #TheInstagramIssue : exploring the adoption of social media logic by women's glossy fashion magazines in light of their intertextual relationship with Instagram, ECREA 2018
  • 2018-06, Between the banal and the political : a qualitative textual analysis of women's photographic self-representation on Instagram, Instagram Conference 2018: Studying Instagram Beyond Selfies
  • 2018-05, Exploring the political potential of self-representation on Instagram : a case study of the body-positive @effyourbeautystandards Instagram account, Thinking Gender Justice - First Annual Conference of UCD Centre for Gender, Feminisms and Sexualities
  • 2018-02, Shop it. Wear it. 'Gram it.: A textual analysis of women's glossy fashion magazines and their representations of femininity in the context of its intertextual relationship with Instagram, Etmaal 2018
  • 2017, When working on 'the digital' is something other than Digital Humanities, Ghent University - Digital Humanities Doctoral School Symposium
  • 2015-11, As Potencialidades do Estudo da Imagem Fotográfica na Antropologia Visual, I Encontro Cultura Visual

Report

  • 2021, #homesofInsta for a #lockdownlife, https://smart.inovamedialab.org/past-editions/2021-platformisation/project-reports/homesofinsta-for-a-lockdownlife/

Thesis / Dissertation

  • 2020-10, PhD, Instagrammable Femininities: Exploring the gender politics of self-representations on Instagram and women's magazines
  • 2014, Master, Identidade em Fluxo: A Auto-Representação Fotográfica e o Caso Prático do Instagram

Online resource

  • 2017, When working on 'the digital' is something other than Digital Humanities

Magazine article

  • 2015-07, Copy As Creation: The Reversal of the Benjaminian Concept of Aura and the Aesthetics of the Accidental in Rachel Phillips // Madge Cameron's Fixed, Interartive Magazine, Special Issue - Original VS Copy

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