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Sofia P. Caldeira has a Ph.D. in Communication Sciences from Ghent University, 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. 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.
Identification

Personal identification

Full name
Ana Sofia Pereira Caldeira

Citation names

  • Caldeira, Sofia P.

Author identifiers

Ciência ID
1B1C-18F4-9B4E
ORCID iD
0000-0001-7681-6952

Knowledge fields

  • Social Sciences - Media and Communications

Languages

Language Speaking Reading Writing Listening Peer-review
Portuguese Advanced (C1) Advanced (C1) Advanced (C1) Advanced (C1)
English Advanced (C1) Advanced (C1) Advanced (C1) Advanced (C1)
Affiliation

Science

Category
Host institution
Employer
2020/10 - Current Postdoc (Research) Universiteit Gent, Belgium
2016/09/26 - 2020/09 Researcher (Research) Universiteit Gent, Belgium
Projects

Grant

Designation Funders
2016 - 2020 From Women's Magazines to Instagram: A qualitative analysis of photographic representations of femininity in the age of self-representation
SFRH/BD/116452/2016
PhD Student Fellow
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, Portugal
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
Outputs

Publications

Book review
  1. Caldeira, Sofia P.. "Berry, D. M., & Fagerjord, A. (2017). Digital humanities: Knowledge and critique in a digital age. Cambridge: Polity Books, 248 pp.". 45, 2 (2020): 267-269.
    Published • 10.1515/commun-2020-2083
Conference abstract
  1. Caldeira, Sofia P.. "Instagrammable femininities: Exploring young women’s understandings of gendered self-representations on Instagram". Paper presented in Media, Gender and Sexuality in Contemporary Europe, Padua, 2019.
  2. Caldeira, Sofia P.. "Getting word out through Instagram: understanding young women's experiences of the gendered infrastructural politics of Instagram". Paper presented in Infrastructures and Inequalities: Media industries, digital cultures and politics, Helsinki, 2019.
  3. Caldeira, Sofia P.. "Everybody needs to post a selfie every once in a while: exploring young women's self-representation practices on Instagram". Paper presented in IAMCR Madrid 2019, Madrid, 2019.
  4. Caldeira, Sofia P.. "Researching young women's self-representation on Instagram : a critical reflection on the challenges and possibilities of a multi-methodological feminist approach". Paper presented in DIGITAL - CULTURE 2019, Nottingham, 2019.
  5. Caldeira, Sofia P.. "#TheInstagramIssue : exploring the adoption of social media logic by women's glossy fashion magazines in light of their intertextual relationship with Instagram". Paper presented in ECREA 2018, Lugano, 2018.
  6. Caldeira, Sofia P.. "Between the banal and the political : a qualitative textual analysis of women's photographic self-representation on Instagram". Paper presented in Instagram Conference 2018: Studying Instagram Beyond Selfies, London, 2018.
  7. Caldeira, Sofia P.. "Exploring the political potential of self-representation on Instagram : a case study of the body-positive @effyourbeautystandards Instagram account". Paper presented in Thinking Gender Justice - First Annual Conference of UCD Centre for Gender, Feminisms and Sexualities, Dublin, 2018.
  8. Caldeira, Sofia P.. "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". Paper presented in Etmaal 2018, Gent, 2018.
  9. Caldeira, Sofia P.. "When working on 'the digital' is something other than Digital Humanities". Paper presented in Ghent University - Digital Humanities Doctoral School Symposium, Gent, 2017.
  10. Caldeira, Sofia P.. "As Potencialidades do Estudo da Imagem Fotográfica na Antropologia Visual". Paper presented in I Encontro Cultura Visual, Coimbra, 2015.
Journal article
  1. Caldeira, Sofia P.. "It's not just Instagram models: Exploring the gendered political potential of young women's Instagram use". Media and Communication (2021):
    Open access • In press
  2. Caldeira, Sofia P.; Van Bauwel, Sofie; De Ridder, Sander. "Photographable Femininities: An intertextual comparative analysis of representations of femininity in women's magazines and on Instagram". European Journal of Cultural Studies (2021):
    Accepted
  3. Caldeira, Sofia P.; De Ridder, Sander; Van Bauwel, Sofie. "Between the Mundane and the Political: Women's Self-Representations on Instagram". Social Media + Society 6 3 (2020): 1-14. http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/2056305120940802.
    Open access • 10.1177/2056305120940802
  4. Caldeira, Sofia P.; Van Bauwel, Sofie; De Ridder, Sander. ""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 (2020): 1-18. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1369118x.2020.1776371.
    10.1080/1369118x.2020.1776371
  5. Caldeira, Sofia P.. "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 20 1 (2020): 86-103. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14680777.2018.1548498.
    Published • 10.1080/14680777.2018.1548498
  6. Caldeira, Sofia P.; Van Bauwel, Sofie; De Ridder, Sander. "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 32 3 (2018): 26-43. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/02560046.2018.1447592.
    10.1080/02560046.2018.1447592
  7. Caldeira, Sofia P.; Sander De Ridder; Van Bauwel, Sofie. "Exploring the Politics of Gender Representation on Instagram: Self-representations of Femininity". DiGeSt: Journal of Diversity and Gender Studies 5 1 (2018): 23-42. http://dx.doi.org/10.11116/digest.5.1.2.
    Published • 10.11116/digest.5.1.2
  8. Caldeira, Sofia P.; De Ridder, Sander. "Representing diverse femininities on Instagram: A case study of the body-positive @effyourbeautystandards Instagram account". Catalan Journal of Communication & Cultural Studies 9 2 (2017): 321-337. http://dx.doi.org/10.1386/cjcs.9.2.321_1.
    Published • 10.1386/cjcs.9.2.321_1
  9. Caldeira, Sofia P.. "As Potencialidades do Estudo da Imagem Fotográfica na Antropologia Visual". Vista - Revista de Cultura Visual 1 (2017): 165-180.
    Open access • Published
  10. Caldeira, Sofia P.. "Identities in Flux: An Analysis to Photographic Self-Representation on Instagram". Observatorio (OBS*) 10 3 (2016): 135-158. http://dx.doi.org/10.15847/obsobs10320161031.
    10.15847/obsobs10320161031
Magazine article
  1. Caldeira, Sofia P.. "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, 2015, http://original-vs-copy.interartive.org/2015/07/copy-as-creation/.
Online resource
  1. Caldeira, Sofia P.. When working on 'the digital' is something other than Digital Humanities. 2017.
Thesis / Dissertation
  1. Caldeira, Sofia P.. "Instagrammable Femininities: Exploring the gender politics of self-representations on Instagram and women's magazines". PhD, Universiteit Gent, 2020.
  2. Caldeira, Sofia P.. "Identidade em Fluxo: A Auto-Representação Fotográfica e o Caso Prático do Instagram". Master, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, 2014.
Activities

Event organisation

Event name
Type of event (Role)
Institution / Organization
2021/02/01 - 2021/02/05 Project leader - "#homesofInsta for a #lockdownlife: a digital exploration of everyday aesthetics and mediated domesticity on Instagram." Collaborative project, co-organised with Sander De Ridder (Ghent University). Included in SMART Data Sprint 2021. 1–5 February 2021, Universidade Nova de Lisboa. (2021/02/01 - 2021/02/05)
2019/10/21 - 2019/10/22 YECREA seminars - "Alternative scholarly communication for young scholars." Seminar co-organiser with Ally McCrow-Young (University of Copenhagen) and Giulia Manica (University of Nottingham), as part of the Infrastructures and Inequalities conference. 21-22 October 2019, Helsinki, Finland. (2019/10/21 - 2019/10/22)
Seminar (Co-organisor)
2019/04/23 - 2019/04/26 Week-long Workshop - "You're being framed - framing and construction of news coverage." Co-organising and teaching of a one-week long workshop for 1st year Bachelor students of Political & Social Sciences, as part of the PSW Project Week 2019, 23–26 April, Ghent University. With Anke Lion and Emma-Lee Amponsah (Ghent University). (2019/04/23 - 2019/04/26) Universiteit Gent, Belgium

Event participation

Activity description
Type of event
Event name
Institution / Organization
2019 - 2019 Talk on social media, self-representation, and art. With Sandra Camacho (FLUL, University of Lisbon). Moderator: Ana Cristina Pereira (Público). Included in the contemporary art event Ilhéstico, Porta 33. September 2019, Funchal, Portugal.
Exhibition

Committee member

Activity description
Role
Institution / Organization
2018 - Current ECREA Young Scholars Representative (YECREA) - Section Digital Culture and Communication

Course / Discipline taught

Academic session Degree Subject (Type) Institution / Organization
2017 - 2021 Invited guest lecture - From Women's Magazines to Instagram. (2017-2021). Yearly guest lecture for the Media and Gender Master Course (Prof. dr. S. Van Bauwel), Ghent University. (Master) Universiteit Gent, Belgium

Interview (newspaper / magazine)

Activity description Newspaper / Forum
2019 Title: "O Instagram é uma arma. E pode ser usada contra e a favor dos estereótipos de género." Article about doctoral research project. Written by Ana Cristina Pereira, for the Portuguese newspaper Público. Público