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Inês Amaral. Coimbra, Portugal | email: ines.amaral at uc dot pt | + info [Ciência Vitae], [ResearchGate], [ORCID], [Scopus Author ID], [ResearchID]

Associate Professor at Faculty of Arts and Humanities of the University of Coimbra, where she serves as coordinator of the Communication Section and director of the 1st cycle of studies in Journalism and Communication. Researcher at Communication and Society Research Centre of the University of Minho. Associate researcher at the Center for Social Studies of the University of Coimbra.

Research interests: sociability in digital social networks | participation and social media | gender and media | media and digital literacy | technologies and active ageing | audiences and media consumption in the digital age.
PhD in Communication Sciences – Interactive Media (UMinho).

Current Projects: PI of the project MyGender – Mediated young adults practices: advancing gender justice in and across mobile apps (PTDC/COM-CSS/5947/2020) and Co-PI of the project MediaTrust.Lab – Local Media Lab for Civic Trust and Literacy (PTDC/COM-JOR/3866/2020). Team member of the funded projects Gender in Hate Pandemics: Social Media, Covid 19 and Women Journalists (FCT ID 758936851); SMaRT-EU (LC-01563446); VIOxMulheres19 (FCT Proj. n.058 Gender Research4Covid-19 – PI since July 2021); DeCoDe/M (PTDC/COM-CSS/31740/2017); Opportunities and Challenges of Journalism in Open Environments: Study of the Voices of Society Around Traditional Media and New Generation Participatory Sites (CSO2016-80703-R).

Member of SOPCOM, IAMCR, ECREA.Member of ObCiber, MILOBS and NIP-C@M. Member of the COST Actions CCA18230 – Interactive Narrative Design for Complexity Representations, and CA17135 Constitution-making and deliberative democracy.

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Jorge, A., de Matos Alves, A., & Amaral, I. (2022). “Time Well Spent”: The Ideology of Temporal Disconnection as a Means for Digital Well-Being. International Journal of Communication, vol. 16, 1551-1572.

Medeiros Neto, B., Amaral, I., & Ghuinea, G. (2022). Digital Convergence in Contemporary Newsrooms: Media Innovation, Content Adaptation, Digital Transformation, and Cyber Journalism. Cham: Springer.

Santos, S. J., Garraio, J., de Sousa Carvalho, A., & Amaral, I. (2021). A space to resist rape myths? Journalism, patriarchy and sexual violence. European Journal of Women’s Studies, 13505068211048465.

Correia, J. & Amaral, I. (Eds.) (2021). De que falamos quando dizemos jornalismo. Covilhã: Editora LabCom.

Amaral, I., Santos, S. J., Simões, R. B., & Brites, M. J. (2021). Digital Aging: Reinforcing Normative Masculinities on Instagram. Lecture Notes in Computer Science 12786, 335-348.

Amaral, I. & Simões, R. B. (2021). Violence, misogyny and racism: young adults’ perceptions of online hate speech. In J. J. Sánchez & A. B. Baéz (Eds.) Cosmovisión de la comunicación en redes sociales en la era postdigital (pp. 869-881). Madrid: McGraw-Hill.

Simões, R. B., Amaral, I., & Santos, S. J. (2021). The new feminist frontier on community-based learning: popular feminism, online misogyny, and toxic masculinities. European Journal for Research on the Education and Learning of Adults, 12(2), 165-177.

Amaral, I. (2020). Citizens Beyond Troika: Media and Anti-Austerity Protests in Portugal. International Journal of Communication 14, 3309-3329.

Simões, R. B. & Amaral., I. (2020). Pós-feminismo, pós-racialismo e pós-colonialismo: A cobertura mediática da campanha de Joacine Katar Moreira. Ex-Aequo 42, 135-152.

Amaral. I. & Santos, S. (2020). Social networks and institutional communication: the case of Portuguese universities. Revista Prisma Social, (28), 20-43.