Cláudia Araujo

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Cláudia Araujo
Researcher at Centre for Social Studies - University of Coimbra; PhD candidate at the University of Barcelona

Cláudia Araújo is a part of the SUPERA team at the Centre for Social Studies at the University of Coimbra, and a PhD candidate in Citizenship and Human Rights at the University of Barcelona, researching the relationship between securitisation of protest and democratic erosion. She holds a Master's degree in Migration from the Nova University of Lisbon. She acts as a liaison point for Portugal and Greece for the Varieties of Democracy project and has been involved in other research projects on civil society and democracy.


Country / Countries of Residence: Portugal

Professional Background

Working Experience

01/10/2017 (ongoing) Researcher
- project SUPERA – Supporting Gender Equality in Research and Academia, CES/University of Coimbra
- Country Coordinator (Greece and Portugal) for project “V-Dem: Varieties of Democracy”, University of Gothenburg (ongoing);
- project “Disobedient Democracy”, University of Zagreb (ongoing)
- project “Norms, interests, and the boundaries of legitimate participation in post-Fascist democracies”, University of Oxford;
01/09/2015 (ongoing) – Translator, editor, proof-reader, content reviewer (freelance)

Working experience in Gender Equality since:  2015

Professional Position / Role

Researcher / Scolar

Area of Expertise

Scientific expertise
Facilitation expertise

Sectors of Work Experience

Universities and Higher Education Sector
Civil Society

Scientific Background

01/04/2021 (to be completed in 2023) – PhD in Citizenship and Human Rights, University of Barcelona
01/11/2020 – 28/10/2021 – Masters of Advanced Studies in Local Collaborative Development, Portuguese Catholic University
15/09/2015 –11/07/2017 – Master’s Degree in Migration, Inter-Ethnicities and Transnationalism, Nova University of Lisbon – Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
- Dissertation: Transnational social activism for migrant women´s rights: between MENA and the EU, between cyberspace and public sphere
o Awarded best Master´s Degree 2017 (final grade: 18 - excellent)
15/09/2012 – 30/07/2015 – Bachelor’s Degree in Languages, Literatures and Cultures, University of Lisbon - Faculty of Humanities
15/09/1997 – 30/06/2000 – Bachelor´s Degree in Tourism Management, Viana do Castelo University

Availability for Trainings

Availability for Training Formats ONLINE

Training Session (duration: half day up to two days)
Training Programme (duration: a week and more)

Speaker in a webinar (duration: up to half day)

Availability for Training Formats IN-PERSON

Training ession (duration: half day up to two days)
Training Programme (duration: a week and more)
Speaker in an event (duration: up to half a day)

Willing to travel abroad for trainings: yes

Target Groups

Communication staff
Decision-makers (middle management)
Decision-makers (top-level management)
Gender Equality activists / promoters
Gender Equality change agents
Gender Equality researchers / scholars
Staff assigned to recruitment procedures

Training Content Types

Gender+: Basic definitions and concepts
Gender Equality Plan: Introduction
Sex and gender dimension in research content
Gender dimension in curricula and teaching
Gender sensitive and inclusive communication

Training Languages



Trainings held during the GE Academy project

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