Sofia Aboim, PhD (ISCTE-IUL 2004), is permanent research fellow at the Institute of Social Sciences of the University of Lisbon. Her research interests include gender and sexuality, feminisms, masculinities studies and trans-scholarship as well as critical theory and post-marxism, modernity and post-colonialism. She has published several articles in Portuguese and international journals as well as a number of books, including Plural Masculinities. The remaking of the self in private life (Ashgate, 2010). She is working on other book projects on masculinities and gender and modernities while developing research projects on the same topics.
Currently, she coordinates the project TRANSRIGHTS (Consolidator Grant) financed by the European Research Council (ERC).
The TRANSRIGHTS project represents the development of Sofia’s scientific interest in gender and forms of discrimination and exclusion. In fundamental ways, the problem of inequality and rights has been increasingly central to her academic trajectory. Therefore, researching trans-people, the diversity of their lives and the constraints they endure will enable her to further develop her work as a gender scholar interested in major theoretical debates on power, inequality and global justice.