Sofia Madeira


Post-doctoral researcher at the Center for Social Studies (CES) of the University of Coimbra and guest lecturer at the Faculty of Economics of the University of Coimbra (FEUC), teaching "Quantitative Data Analysis". PhD in Public Health from the Federal University of São Paulo/UNIFESP (2015) in the area of sexual and reproductive health of indigenous women with a sandwich doctorate at the College of Mexico/COLMEX (2012) in Mexico City. Master's in Demography from the State University of Campinas/UNICAMP (2010) in the field of Demography of Ethnicities. Graduated in Social Sciences from the Federal University of Uberlândia/UFU (2006). She has consulted for the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) in the area of women's health (2015-2017), collaborated with the Equal.STEAM Project, an integrated program for attracting and retaining women in higher education in technological and engineering areas (2023). She is currently a researcher on the project "STEMGenderIN: a bridge to close the STEM gap with gender-inclusive education and teaching", funded by the European Commission's Erasmus+ Program. Over the last fifteen years, she has dedicated herself to studying different issues at the interface between gender, public health and demography, especially issues related to the sexual and reproductive health and behavior of indigenous and non-indigenous women in Brazil and Latin America. In recent years, she has studied the abuse, disrespect and mistreatment suffered by women in the process of childbirth and abortion, which she is investigating in her post-doctoral project.