Maria Cláudia Silva Afonso e Álvares
1996: Mestrado. Master’s Degree. Jornalismo (especialidade de imprensa). Goldsmith’s College – University of London. Inglaterra.
1994: Pós-graduação. Postgraduate Degree. Estudos europeus (vertente económica). Universidade Católica de Lisboa. Portugal.
1992: Licenciatura. Licenciate Degree. Comunicação social. FCSH – Universidade Nova de Lisboa. Portugal.
Claudia Alvares was recently elected president of the European Communication Research and Education Association (ECREA) in October 2012.
She is a member of the Scientific Committee of the European Science Foundation’s Forward Look ‘Media Studies: new media and new literacies’, which aims to identify a common European research agenda.
Within this remit, she has focused specifically on the research line that centres on political engagement in an age of mediatisation.
Alvares is partner of the UNESCO chair in Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment based at the University of Cyprus.
Having integrated the management team of the ECREA Gender and Communication Section since the latter’s inception, she has been principal investigator of several research projects funded by the Portuguese Science and Technology Foundation.
Alvares obtained a Ph.D from Goldsmith’s College, University of London, in June 2001 and is currently director of its research centre, CICANT.
Amongst her main book publications are Humanism after Colonialism (2006), Representing Culture: Essays on Identity, Visuality and Technology (ed., 2008), Teorias e Práticas dos Media: Situando o Local no Global (co-ed., 2010), and Gendered Transformations: Theory and Practices on Gender and Media (co-ed., 2010).