Academic Degree



Associated researchers


Research Context

Portugal | Brazil | Spain | Italy

Research Interests

Gender | Trans/LGBTI people | Migrations | Asylum seekers

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Biographical Note

In November 2012 I successfully completed a PhD in Social and Cultural Anthropology at the University of Barcelona. In 2013 I was awarded the prestigious Leverhulme Visiting Fellowship for one year in Sociology at the School of Geography, Politics and Sociology, Newcastle University, where I started my postdoctoral research. From September 2014 to August 2015 I continued working as a postdoctoral researcher on a European Research Council funded project (“Transrights”) at the Institute of Social Sciences (UL). During 2016-2018 I was affiliated as a researcher at the University of Cambridge and my monograph Brazilian Travesti Migrations: Gender, Sexualities and Embodiment Experiences was published with Palgrave Macmillan in 2018. I am currently a collaborating researcher at the Centre for Research in Anthropology (CRIA), NOVA/FCSH.

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Data updated on 19-03-2023 , from platform CIÊNCIAVITAE .


Brazilian 'Travesti' Migrations: Gender, Sexualities and Embodiment Experiences

Vartabedian, Julieta, Palgrave Macmillan. Basingstoke, United Kingdom. 2018. Published

Journal article

Travestis brasileiras no mercado (trans)nacional do sexo: algumas idéias para descentrar

Vartabedian, Julieta, BAGOAS - Estudos gays: gêneros e sexualidades. 63 - 92. 17. 11. 2017. Published

Journal article

Bodies and desires on the Internet: An approach to trans women sex workers’ websites

Vartabedian, Julieta, Sexualities. 2017. DOI: 10.1177/1363460717713381 . 10.1177/1363460717713381. . Published

Journal article

Beauty that matters: Brazilian travesti sex workers feeling beautiful

Vartabedian, Julieta, Sociologus: Journal for Social Anthropology. 73 - 96. 1. 66. 2016. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84964815838&partnerID=MN8TOARS . Published

Journal article

Towards a carnal anthropology: reflections of an ‘imperfect’ anthropologist

Vartabedian, Julieta, Qualitative Research. 568 - 582. 5. 15. 2015. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84942315203&partnerID=MN8TOARS . 10.1177/1468794115569562 . Published

Journal article

Migraciones trans: travestis brasileñas migrantes trabajadoras del sexo en Europa

Vartabedian, Julieta, Cadernos Pagu. 275 - 312. 42. 2014. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/0104-8333201400420275 . 10.1590/0104-8333201400420275 . Published

Journal article

Sobre travestis, clientes y maridos: género y sexualidad en la construcción de las identidades de travestis brasileñas trabajadoras del sexo

Vartabedian, Julieta, Revista de Antropologia Social. 237 - 261. 23. 2014. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84908548225&partnerID=MN8TOARS . 10.5209/rev_RASO.2014.v23.46732 . Published

Journal article

"Tengo mucho placer para enseñarte”: sobre travestis brasileñas trabajadoras del sexo y la gestión pública de la prostitución en Barcelona

Vartabedian, Julieta, Quaderns de l'Institut Catala d'Antropologia. 80 - 97. 1. 18. 2013. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84896792654&partnerID=MN8TOARS . Published

Book chapter

‘Prostitución callejera en Barcelona, ¿un espacio de liberación o la visibilidad de la marginación?’

Vartabedian, Julieta, Modernidad, Ciudadanía, Desviaciones y Desigualdades: Por un Análisis Comparativo de las Dificultades del Paso a la Modernidad Ciudadana. Servicio de Publicaciones de la Universidad de Córdoba. Córdoba, Spain. 2010. Published

Book chapter

Sobre cuerpos e identidades travestis: una experiencia de campo en Río de Janeiro, Brasil

Vartabedian, Julieta, Género y dominación. Críticas feministas del derecho y el poder. Anthropos. Barcelona, Spain. 2009. Published


Los pasos (in)visibles de la prostitución. Estigma, persecución y vulneración de derechos de las trabajadoras sexuales en Barcelona

Vartabedian, Julieta, Virus. Barcelona, Spain. 2007. Published

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