Mara Pieri

Investigadora (Centro de Estudos Sociais - Universidade de Coimbra)



Researcher at CES. She holds a BA and MA in Sociology at University of Trento. She holds a PhD in "Human Rights in Contemporary Societies" at CES, with a thesis on the experiences of LGBTQ+ adults with chronic illness in Italy and Portugal. Since 2018 she coordinates the Research Stream on Sexuality and Gender of the APS - Portuguese Sociological Association. She co-organises the series of seminars "Sharp Talks - Health, Sexuality and Human Rights" at CES and she integrates the thematic line "Democracy, justice and human rights". She is a member of the research team in the project "REMEMBER - Vivências de Pessoas LGBTQ Idosas no Portugal Democrático (1974-2020)". In 2021 she was a pos-doctoral researcher at CES. After winning the national competition CEEC by FCT she has been a researcher since 2022 and will develop her project on LGBTQ+ access to healthcare until 2027. She works on disabilities studies and queer and crip studies through an intersectional approach and a specific focus on chronic illness. Her research interests include supercrips; medicalisation; chronic illness and invisible disabilities; accessibility; sexualities in Southern Europe; LGBTQ+ health.

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