She Thought It
She Thought it (official video)
“Intersexualities: Re-configuring Differences in a Globalized World”
Katarina Venta took an Erasmus+ Internship at the University of Porto’s Institute for Comparative Literature Margarida Losa. She collaborated with the group Intersexualities, specifically in creating the database She Thought It with a focus on women in science and in promoting the project. Katarina holds a B.A. in French Language and Comparative Literature from the University of Ljubljana (2012) and an M.A. in French and Comparative Literature from the University of Montpellier (2014). Her master’s thesis was on the adaptation and reception of Charles Perrault’s tales in Slovenia.
Mateja Filipović-Sandalj took an Erasmus+ Internship at the University of Porto’s Institute for Comparative Literature Margarida Losa. She has graduated in Media and Communication Studies at the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. She came to the University of Porto in May 2016, and has been part of the project She Thought It from its very beginning. She helped creating the contents of the database, as well as its visual identity.
Sabri Ege graduated from the Communication Faculty of Kadir Has University (2016), Turkey, with a bachelor thesis about understanding Michel Foucault’s Panopticon in the Digital Age. He studied in Poland, Iran and Philippines as an exchange student during his study. He took an Internship at the University of Porto and collaborated with the Institute for Comparative Literature Margarida Losa managing the team’s website.
Ilgın Acar took an Erasmus+ Internship at the University of Porto, actively engaging in the database She Thought It at the Margarida Losa Institute for Comparative Literature. Her research covered mostly women scientists in the 20th century. She also worked on the strategies for creating awareness on gender inequality through social media, supporting the priority of women in STEM fields and in all workplaces. She lives in Istanbul, Turkey. She is currently studying English Language and Literature at Istanbul Kültür University.
Adriana Januszko is currently a Ph. D. candidate in Literature and Linguistics at the University of Zielona Góra, Poland, and her dissertation focuses on the statistical linguistic analysis of gendered language in John’s Gray series of books Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus. She completed her first BA in Polish Language and Editing in 2008, an MA in Media Communication in 2010 and a second BA in Russian Language and Business Translations in 2012 at the University of Zielona Góra, Poland. During that time she participated in several students exchange programs at the National Institute of Russian Language A.S. Pushkin in Moscow, Russia, at the University of Herzen in St. Petersburg, Russia, and at Masaryk University in Brno, where she also worked as a lecturer of Polish language. She was also Students Representative abroad at Community Centre MK in Milton Keynes, where she was nominated to Individual Award during Adult Learning Week and participated in the SALSA Project organized by The Open University in Milton Keynes. She is also an experienced journalist, editor and proofreader, she has cooperated with Polish magazines such as Gazeta Wyborcza, Gazeta Lubuska and with the British platforms Migreat Communities and Edit-place. In 2016, she took an Erasmus+ Internship at the Margarida Losa Institute for Comparative Literature (University of Porto, Portugal).
Andrea Avilés Torres has graduated in Journalism at the University of Valencia and has completed a year at the University of Leipzig, Germany, under the Erasmus program. She’s currently an Erasmus+ Intern at the research unit Margarida Losa Institute for Comparative Literature of the University of Porto, with the group Intersexualities. She has been working specifically in the promotion of the database She Thought It, which focuses on the achievement of women in science and arts. She has also been involved with LGBTIQ+ associations in Spain in raising awareness of asexuality and other queer related topics. Her main areas of research are Gender and Queer Studies, Cultural Studies and Communication.
Clara Sanchis Sarti holds a BA in English Studies with a Minor in Asian Languages and Literatures and a BA in Audiovisual Communication, both of them taken at the University of Valencia (Spain). She has worked as a translator for the Web and Marketing Unit of the UV and as a photographer at FotoEstudio Guirau. She is currently a research intern for the group Intersexualities at the Margarida Losa Institute for Comparative Literature of the University of Porto, where she gathers information on women scientists in history. Her main areas of interest include Literary Studies, Communication Theories and Postcolonial Theories.
José Lúcio Gomes is an intern at the Margarida Losa Institute for Comparative Literature research unit at the University of Porto, participating in the creation of the She Thought It database of women in science and art, within the Intersexualities project. He has a Bachelor of Arts in Languages, Literatures and Cultures – Joint Language Degree in English and German from the Faculty of Arts of the University of Porto and has completed an Erasmus+ studies mobility period at the University of Manchester. His main areas of research are Contemporary American Literature, German Theatre, Queer Studies and Theory, Film Studies and Comparative Literature.
Katerina Stamatopoulou is an intern at the Margarida Losa Institute for Comparative Literature research unit at the University of Porto. She is currently participating in the creation of the She Thought It database, within the Intersexualities project. She holds an MA on Social and Cultural Geography from the Harokopio University of Athens (Greece). She worked as a Research Fellow at the National Centre for Social Research (Athens, Greece) and as Research Assistant at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (Greece). Her main areas of interest are Political Science, Gender, Feminism, Geographies of Sexualities, and Queer Geographies.
Panayiotis is a University of Bristol Law School (UK) graduate and currently a junior researcher at the Margarida Losa Institute of the University of Porto working on the intersexualities project. Before coming to Porto, he was employed by the Law office of the Republic of Cyprus as a trainee lawyer where he worked on numerous cases in Employment Law, International and European Union Law and briefly in Tort Law. His degree thesis was in the field of International Law and examined the legality of the concept of Humanitarian Intervention. Throughout his university years, he developed an interest in feminism and gender studies and took courses in Jurisprudence and Sex, Gender & Law. His research, for the purposes of these modules, focused on occupational inequality and the anti-pornography movement. He has also spent a term in South Korea as a student of the International affairs school of Seoul National University. Other fields of academic interest include International Relations, Human Rights and Russian thought.
Anna Pastor Roldán holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Humanities with a minor in History by the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona, Spain). She is currently an intern at the Margarida Losa Institute for Comparative Literature at the University of Porto, collaborating with the Intersexualities research group. She seeks to include subaltern studies and a gender-based perspectives into the methodology of history research. She is interested in the history of revolts within urban contexts throughout history. In 2016, she participated in the exhibition “+Humans” at the Centre of Contemporary Culture in Barcelona (CCCB) and she is currently a member of several groups on feminist political militancy in Barcelona.
Nika Mušič completed a BA in Slovenian Studies and Comparative Literature at the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia (2013). She spent one semester studying and researching for her bachelor thesis as an Erasmus exchange student at the Department of Slavonic Studies at the University of Vienna, and then obtained a MA in Comparative Literature from the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia (2016). Her master thesis examines the narrative in fiction and film, with theoretical focus on cognitive approaches of postclassical narratology and application of their concepts on specific cases of film narrative, i.e. Lars von Trier’s films. Beside Narratology and Literary Theory, her main areas of interest are Film Studies, Feminist Film Theory, Theoretical Psychoanalysis, Existentialism and Editing. She is currently researching for the She Thought It database within the Intersexualities project as an intern at the Margarida Losa Institute for Comparative Literature.
Bernadette Hofer is currently enrolled as a Master’s degree student at the University of Modena (Italy) in the field of intercultural communication, focusing on the English, German, Italian and Portuguese languages. Since February 2017 she is an Erasmus+ intern at the Margarida Losa Institute for Comparative Literature at the University of Porto, where she is engaged in the development of the She Thought It database, which promotes the visibility of women scientists. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Social and Cultural Anthropology as well as in Romance Languages, both obtained at the University of Vienna (Austria). During her Bachelor studies she has also spent two semesters as an Erasmus exchange student at the University of Catania (Italy), where she has done research in the field of Sociolinguistics, focusing on Linguistic Sexism and Gendering in Italian.
Soraia Taipa has a degree and a postgraduate degree in Environmental Engineering from the Catholic University of Porto, and is attending an executive course in project management in the Catholic Porto Business School. She cooperates with non-governmental organizations, the private sector and public entities, on the development and management of projects in the area of environment, sustainability and social responsibility. She is a collaborator of the group Intersexualities, managing information, helping with the organization of events and mostly contributing to the development of the database She Thought It and the coordination of the interns.
Jaqueline Pierazzo is currently a PhD candidate at the Faculty of Arts of the University of Porto. She completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Campinas (Brazil) in 2011 and she has an MA in Anglo-American Studies with a dissertation titled Between Terror and Sublime: The Female Characters in “Berenice”, “Morella” and “Ligeia” by the University of Porto. She is a collaborator of the group Intersexualities, managing information, helping with the organization of events and mostly contributing to the development of the database She Thought It and the coordination of the interns. She is also a collaborator at CETAPS (Centre for English, Translation, and Anglo-Portuguese Studies).
Luísa Gadelha interned at the Margarida Losa Institute at the University of Porto, where she is engaged in the development of the She Thought It database, which promotes the visibility of women in science and arts. She graduated from the Federal University of Paraíba (Brazil), where she also developed her Master’s thesis on Psycholinguistics. She is currently a PhD candidate in Literary, Cultural and Interart Studies at the Faculty of Arts of the University of Porto, working with Feminist Studies. In her thesis, she is concerned with the study of the myth of maternal love, friendship between women and sorority in Elena Ferrante´s Neapolitan tetralogy.
Neža Kričaj is an intern at the Margarida Losa Institute at the University of Porto, where she is engaged in the development of the She Thought It database, which promotes the visibility of women in science and arts. She has completed her mandatory internship at the National Institute of Public Health in a Health Data Centre (Ljubljana, Slovenia) and finished her BA at the Faculty of Social Sciences with a thesis on Social regulation of Sugar Consumption. As an active member of the student association Socioklub at the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana (Slovenia), she organised a panel discussion and a presentation of the book Health and Medicine in Transition (Mirjana Ule, Brina Malnar and Slavko Kurdija) and wrote a review which was published in the journal Družboslovne razprave (Vol. XXXII, Issue 81, 2016).
During her studies she has completed an Erasmus studies mobility period at the ISCTE-IUL (Lisbon). After gaining experience from abroad and travelling through New Zealand, she started a Master’s degree of Sociology with the main focus on Studies of Gender and Sexuality at the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Ljubljana. In 2017, she worked as an External Collaborator at the Educational Research Institute in Ljubljana, Slovenia. Currently she is working on her Master’s thesis and her main fields of interest are Gender and Sexuality, Education, Women in science, Maternity and Health.
Natalia Sampedro is an intern at the Margarida Losa Institute for Comparative Literature research unit at the University of Porto, working in the She thought it database. She is a Comparative Literature and Art´s theory student (specialized in Arab and French culture) at the Complutense University of Madrid, currently writing her bachelor thesis, a comparative study in feminist critical dystopia (Arabic/Anglo-Saxon).
She is a poetry, short story and drama writer and a storyteller, working with several associations in Madrid. In 2017 she participated as a researcher and drama writer in the creation of the international seminar Urban dramaturgies Sensitive bodies. Her main fields of interest include Comparative Literature, Feminist and Gender Studies, Art´s Theory and Cinema Studies.
Jasmin Böhm interned at the Margarida Losa Institute of the University of Porto, where she is working on the development of the She Thought It database, which promotes the visibility of women in science and arts.
In 2015 she graduated from the Goethe University in Frankfurt am Main with a Bachelor of Arts in Art History and Sociology. Her thesis about the political messages in the medium film, with an example of Pier Paolo Pasolini’s film Che cosa sono le nuvole?, got published in the University’s library in the same year. During her years of education, she worked at several social projects around the world and gained significant knowledge with the completion of the internship in a design studio, as well as in the Museum for Applied Arts in Frankfurt am Main. After gaining her Bachelor’s degree she worked for one year in online marketing at a German company in Offenbach before starting her Master’s degree in Curatorial Studies in Coimbra, in Portugal. During her Master, she curated together with her colleagues two exhibition with the artist Pedro Barateiro and Ângela Ferreira at the Colégio das Artes in Coimbra.
At the moment, she is working on her master thesis about the provocation in art as a political and social act with a focus on Europe and Iran and, therefore, preparing her research trip to Iran.
Henriikka Hannula is currently enrolled in the master programme History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Vienna, Austria, writing her thesis on Wilhelm Dilthey’s historiography and philosophy. Her main research interests are the history of humanities and social sciences, philosophy of history and hermeneutics, as well as general history of science. She holds a BA in history from the University of Vienna. During her Erasmus+ internship at the Margarida Losa Institute for Comparative Literature she is working on the She Thought It database.