Conference Program

The International Conference “Gender in focus: (new) trends in media” (Braga, Portugal) will be composed of plenary and parallel sessions around well-defined topics, as well as a poster discussion.

The GF 2014 Conference Program and other related documents can be downloaded from the links below:

GF2014 Conference Program

Conference Book of Abstracts

GF 2014 Conference Presentation Guidelines


António Fernando Cascais | New University of Lisbon, Portugal

AFCAntónio Fernando Cascais (Ph.D., New University of Lisbon) is an Assistant Professor at the Communication Sciences Department, New University of Lisbon, Portugal. He is currently an integrated researcher at the Communication and Language Research Centre. He has organized several books, namely “Indisciplinar a teoria – Estudos Gays, Lésbicos e Queer” (Fenda Ed., 2004) and “A sida por um fio: Antologia de textos” (Ed. Vega, 1997). He has also published around one hundred papers in countries such as Portugal, Spain, France, UK, USA and China. His main research interests include Communication Sciences, Knowledge Mediation, Gender Studies, Queer Theory and Ontotechnologies of the Body.

Carolyn Byerly | Howard University, USA

CBCarolyn Byerly (Ph.D., University of Washington) is a Professor and Chair at the Department of Communication, Culture and Media Studies, Howard University, USA. She is the co-author of the book “Women and media: a critical introduction”, as well as co-editor of “Women and media: international perspectives” (Blackwell, 2004) and “The Palgrave International Handbook of Women and Journalism” (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013). Her main research interests focus on Gender Studies, Social Movements, Race and Ethnicity, and Political Economy of Media. Her work is published in several international scientific journals, including “Critical Studies in Media & Communication”, “Howard Journal of Communication” and “Feminist Media Studies”

Cláudia Álvares | Lusophone University, Portugal

CACláudia Álvares (Ph.D., University of London) is an Associate Professor at the Department of Communication Sciences, Lusophone University of Humanities and Technology, Portugal. In 2012, she was elected president of the European Communication Research and Education Association (ECREA). Amongst her main book publications are “Humanism after Colonialism” (2006), “Representing Culture: Essays on Identity, Visuality and Technology” (ed., 2008), “Teorias e Práticas dos Media: Situando o Local no Global” (co-ed., 2010), and “Gendered Transformations: Theory and Practices on Gender and Media” (co-ed., 2010).

Karen Ross | Northumbria University, UK

KRKaren Ross (Ph.D., University of Warwick) is a Professor at the Department of Media and Communication Design, Northumbria University, UK. In 2013, she led the research project “Women and Media Industries in Europe”, which was funded by the European Institute for Gender Equality. She is the author of “A Handbook of Gender, Sex and Media” (Wiley-Blackwell, 2012), “Gendered Media: Women, Men and Identity Politics” (Rowman & Littlefield, 2009) and “Women, Politics, Media: Uneasy Relations in Comparative Perspective” (Hampton Press, 2002). Her main research interests include Gender Studies, Political Journalism, New Media and Political Communication.

Maria João Silveirinha | University of Coimbra, Portugal

MJSMaria João Silveirinha (Ph.D., New University of Lisbon) is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Letters, University of Coimbra, Portugal. She has led and participated in national and international research projects on issues of gender and communication, political communication, communication in Europe, sociology of communication and media practices. She is the author of “Estudos de Género e Media” (Angelus Novus, 2008), “Os Media e as Mulheres” (Livros Horizonte, 2004) and “Identidades, Media e Política” (Livros Horizonte, 2004). Her main research interests include Feminist Media Studies, Media Representations, Political Communication, Journalism and Media Public Sphere.