Anália Torres


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  • Nome Anália Torres
  • Investigador/a Full member
  • Faculdade ISCSP
  • Universidade ULisboa


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PhD in Sociology, Full professor in Sociology at ISCSP, Institute of Social and Political Sciences, University of Lisbon, founder and director of CIEG, Interdisciplinary Centre for Gender Studies (ISCSP), a R&D Unity recognized by the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT). CIEG was twice graded by FCT as Excellent and is the only research centre in Portugal specifically dedicated to gender studies, bringing together national and international researchers from several disciplinary fields who study gender topics.

With extensive experience in national and international scientific positions, Anália Torres was President of the European Sociological Association (ESA) between 2009 and 2011, and President of the Portuguese Association of Sociology (APS) between 2002 and 2006.

Among several evaluation activities, she was part of the panel SH2-Institutions, Values, Beliefs and Behavior of the European Research Council (ERC), where she presently acts as remote evaluator. On a national level, she integrated FCT´s Scientific Council for the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (2012-2014). Since 2020, she is a member of the Management Board of the Portuguese Agency for Assessment and Accreditation of Higher Education (A3ES). In 2023, she was distinguished with the Scientific Merit Medal, awarded on an annual basis by the Portuguese Ministry of Science, Technology and Higher Education (MCTES).

At ISCSP-ULisboa, she is the Coordinator of the Sociology Unit and was co-responsible for the creation of the PhD in Sociology (2014), gathering several institutions and universities. She was also co-responsible for the creation of the first PhD in Gender Studies in Portugal, in 2018, through a consortium between ISCSP-ULisboa, NOVA FCSH and NOVA School of Law.

She was also responsible for creating several master and post-graduate courses in the field of sociology, family and gender, namely: Master in Society (ISCTE-IUL); Master in Family and Gender (ISCSP-ULisboa); Post-graduation Course in Gender Equality (ISCSP-ULisboa); Specialized Course in Gender Equality (ISCSP-ULisboa).

She has directed several research teams belonging to national and international networks, under the themes of family, gender, marriage, divorce, work and family, poverty, drug addiction, youth and children/youth protection.

She is also part of several European research networks and belongs to the national team responsible for the implementation of the European Social Survey in Portugal, since its beginning in 2002.

In recent years she integrated research teams under the Framework Programs 6 and 7 WORKCARE (2006-2009) and WORKCARE Synergies (2009-2011).

She was responsible for the coordination of numerous research projects, most of them funded within competitive national and international calls. More recently, she coordinated the international project Ge-HEI - Gender Equality in Higher Education Institutions (2019-2023, funded by EEAGrants), promoted by the Directorate General for Higher Education (DGES), in partnership with the Agency for Assessment and Accreditation of Higher Education (A3ES) and the Institute for Gender, Equality and Difference, University of Iceland (RIKK). She also coordinated a work package within the project ALLINTERACT - Widening and diversifying citizen engagement in science (2020-2023, funded by H2020).

She has 20 published books as author, co-author or editor, and over 80 book chapters and published articles in national and international journals in several languages.


Some of the most relevant publications:

Coelho, Maciel & Torres (2021). The social construction of gender and social class in family relations over the life course. Handbook of Sociology of Families in Europe, Palgrave Macmillan.

Torres, Anália; Pinto, Paula Campos; Casimiro, Cláudia (eds.) (2018). Género, direitos humanos e desigualdades. Edições ISCSP. Coleção Estudos de Género.

Torres, Anália (2014), Mulher, Trabalho e natalidade. In Demografia, Natalidade e Políticas Públicas (pp. 53-73). Conselho Nacional de Ética para as Ciências da Vida. 

Torres, Anália; Coelho, Bernardo; Cabrita, Miguel (2013), Bridge over troubled waters: family, gender and welfare in Portugal in the European context. European Societies, 15, Issue 4, pp. 535-556.

Torres, Anália; Coelho, B.; Cardoso, I.; Brites, R. (2012), A Mysterious European Threesome: Workcare Regimes, Policies and Gender. International and Multidisciplinary Journal of Social Sciences, 1(1), pp. 31-61.

Torres, Anália; Guerreiro, Maria das Dores; Capucha, Luís (eds.) (2009), Welfare and Everyday Life. Portugal in the European Context, vol. III. Celta Editora.

Torres, Anália; Brites, Rui (2009), Do European Values have a sex? (2009). In Torres, A.; Guerreiro, M. Capucha, L. (eds.) Welfare and Everyday Life Portugal in the European Context, Vol.III (pp. 37-71). Celta Editora.