Rita Luís (PhD at Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF), Barcelona, 2015) is specialized in the history of mass media in the context of the Iberian dictatorships of the XXth Century. Her dissertation, which was awarded the 2017 International Prize for Doctoral Research of the History of Communication Association (ASHISCOM), concerned the reception of the Portuguese revolutionary Process of 1974-1975 in the late-Francoist press, financed by FCT (SFRH / BD / 62727 / 2009). The revolutionary process provoked, in the coerced late-francoist press, a negotiation of an increasingly emptier concept of democracy, uniting in its defense, by establishing an antagonism with the Portuguese situation, sectors of the regime as well as the oppositional sectors that could participate in the public debate. She currently works as a researcher at the New University of Lisbon (NOVA), at the Institute of Contemporary History (IHC), where she coordinated the research group Culture, Identities and Power (gathering approximately 40 integrated researchers), between 2019 and 2021. Since May 2021 she has been a member of the board of IHC. She is also developing a project funded by the National Research Agency FCT on the practice and everyday life of entangled Iberian censorship (CEECIND/02813/2017), and is the IP of an exploratory project funded by FCT ( EXPL/COM-OUT/0831/2021) dedicated to developing an analytic model to tackle censorship. At the moment, she is supervising one PhD project, financed by FCT (2020-2023) and is co-coordinating PhD activities at IHC. Previous work includes the field education and argumentation, namely in the didactic of history, having been an invited scientist at DIALLS project, developed at NOVA-FCSH, and the role of the public television in forging an image of the colonies, as a result of a post-doc position at the project "The Portuguese colonial empire and urban popular culture: comparative visions of the metropolis and the colonies" (PTDC / CPC-CMP / 2661/2014), coordinated by Nuno Domingos at ICS. She maintains a close collaboration with the Journalism Research Group (Grup de Recerca en Periodisme) at the UPF in Barcelona, having participated, between 2010 and 2018, in four research projects coordinated by Jaume Guillamet, hosted at GRP. She was also a member of a research project coordinated by Ángeles González and Alberto Carrillo-Linares, hosted at the university of Seville (2016-2018). As such she maintains a regular participation and organization of scientific activities, both nationally as internationally and has published articles and book chapters both individually and in co-authorship.

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Full name
Rita Ferreira Santos Luís

Citation names

  • Rita Luís

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Knowledge fields

  • Social Sciences - Media and Communications
  • Humanities - Languages and Literatures
  • Humanities - Arts - Studies on Film, Radio and Television


Language Speaking Reading Writing Listening Peer-review
Spanish; Castilian Advanced (C1) Advanced (C1) Advanced (C1) Advanced (C1)
French Advanced (C1) Advanced (C1) Advanced (C1) Advanced (C1)
English Advanced (C1) Advanced (C1) Advanced (C1) Advanced (C1)
Catalan Advanced (C1) Advanced (C1) Advanced (C1) Advanced (C1)