Carla Cerqueira holds a PhD in Communication Sciences - specialization in Communication Psychology from the University of Minho, Portugal (2012), funded by Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology.
From 2013 to 2019 she was a Postdoctoral researcher in Communication Sciences at the Communication and Society Research Centre (CECS) and an Assistant Professor at Lusófona University of Porto (ULP). From February 2019 to August 2020 she was a full-time researcher at the CECS and currently, she is an Assistant Professor at Lusófona University and a researcher at CICANT - The Centre for Research in Applied Communication, Culture, and New Technologies.
Her research interests include gender, feminisms, intersectionality, NGOs and media studies. She participated in diverse conferences and integrated scientific committees, projects and events organizations. She integrates COST Action "Women on the Move" (CA19112). She was vice-chair of the Gender and Communication Section of the European Communication Research and Education Association (ECREA) and Gender and Communication YECREA representative. She has participated as a researcher and consultant in several academic and social funded projects in the area of Gender and Media. In 2012 she was also invited to join the Opinion Board of RTP - Radio and Television of Portugal as a representative of NGOs that are part of the Advisory Board of CIG - Commission for Citizenship and Gender Equality.
She is the Research & Policy Committee chair of GAMAG - Global Alliance on Media and Gender. Carla Cerqueira is part of RTP's Opinion Council (mandate 2021-2025) as a member appointed by the NGOs to the Advisory Council of the Commission for Citizenship and Gender Equality.
2012:. PhD in Communication Sciences. Universidade do Minho.Portugal
2007: Postgraduate Degree in Communications Sciences - Information and Journalism, Universidade do Minho, Portugal
2005: Bachelor's Degree in Social Communication, Universidade do Minho, Portugal