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Academic Degree

Master's

Category

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About

Research Context

Portugal

Research Interests

Gender configurations | Prison regimes | Ethnographic revisitation | Comparative study

Institutional Subunit

UMinho

Biographical Note

Vera Silva holds a master in Social and Cultural Anthropology with the thesis "Control and punishment: the female prisons. Exploratory study on a feminist anthropology of prisons on the Portuguese context". Her research experience is on intervention systems on violence against women and children, sexual violence prevention, feminist theories and methodologies, prison studies, popular culture, oral history and life history. Currently, she is a PhD student in Social and Cultural Anthropology at the University of Coimbra developing the project "Gender Configurations in female prisons in Portugal". She is also an activist and volunteer in feminist projects and organisations, actions and groups for the rights of prisoners and of civic and cultural intervention.

All projects

Data updated on 04-12-2022, from platform CIÊNCIAVITAE.

2017/03/01-2017/08/31

Bystanders: Developing bystander responses to sexual harassment among young people"

JUST/2015/RDAP/AG/SEXV

Research Fellow

Universidade do Porto Faculdade de Psicologia e de Ciências da Educação; Universidade de Lisboa Centro Interdisciplinar de Estudos de Género

2017/10/01-2022

Configurações de género nas prisões femininas: permanências, continuidades e variações

SFRH/BD/132518/2017

Financiers: Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia

2015/05/01-2016/09/30

Cultural Encounters in Interventions against Violence

12-HERA-JRP-CE-FP-058

Researcher

Universidade do Porto Faculdade de Psicologia e de Ciências da Educação; Universidade de Lisboa Centro Interdisciplinar de Estudos de Género

Financiers: Humanities in the European Research Area

All Publications

Data updated on 04-12-2022 , from platform CIÊNCIAVITAE .

Newspaper article

Realidade escondida nas prisões, violências silenciadas

Silva, Vera, Le Monde Diplomatique. 01-2022.

Journal article

The management of Covid-19 in Portuguese prisons

Silva, Vera, RIVISTA «ANTIGONE» Semestrale di critica del sistema penale e penitenziario. 85 - 90. 1. Anno XV. 2020. https://www.antigone.it/rivista-archivio/Rivista_Anno_XV_N1/_Rivista%20Anno%20XV%20N1.pdf . Published

Report

COVID-19: what is happening in European prisons? - Relatórios nos meses de Abril, Maio e Junho sobre a pandemia nas prisões portuguesas

Silva, Vera, European Prison Observatory . 2020. http://www.prisonobservatory.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=32:covid-19-what-is-happening-in-european-prisons&catid=7&Itemid=101 .

Conference abstract

As prisões em Portugal durante a pandemia

Silva, Vera, 18-05-2020.