Ana Isabel Marques Freire
Isabel Freire was born in Évora, in 1971. She holds a PhD in Sociology from ICS-ULisboa (2016), with the thesis The affective and sexual intimacy in the press in Portugal (1968-1978), and a degree in Philosophy - Variant of History of Ideas, by NOVA, FCSH. In 2000, after the general training course at CENJOR (Professional Training Center for Journalists), she began working for the Portuguese press, with special interest for sexuality and gender (Expresso, Público, Diário de Notícias,Grande Reportagemand Visão). Between 2016 and 2019 worked as journalist and web content editor of the website of Sociedade Portuguesa de Sexologia Clínica.
Published the essay Amor e Sexo no Tempo de Salazar(Esfera dos Livros, 2010) and a collection of feminine biographies: Fantasias Eróticas – Segredos das Mulheres Portuguesas(Esfera dos Livros, 2007). She is co-author and journalist of the documentary Enxoval(Best Portuguese Film Award for Art 2013, Temps d'Images Festival). She is also author of Damas d'Ama, a dramaturgy (2003) based on an ethnography on early pregnancy among Afro-descendants, living in Lisbon, Amadora and Oeiras (Cova da Moura, Estrela da África, 6 de Maio and Moinho das Rolas) - staging of the Theater Company Focus, exhibitions at Teatro Viriato (Viseu), Teatro Taborda (Lisbon), RTP Africa and RTP Internacional (2003).
She recently published Cidadania da sexualidade na imprensa portuguesa do pós-Revolução dos Cravos,Perspectiva, Florianópolis, 2019.
Isabel Freire is a researcher on the project WOMASS, Women and Associativism in Portugal (1914-1974), financed by FCT (PTDC / HAR-HIS / 29376/2017).