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Andrea García-Santesmases Fernández is graduated in Sociology by the Charles III University of Madrid and in Social and Cultural Anthropology by the Complutense University of Madrid. She holds a Master’s Degree in Sociological Research by the University of Barcelona. She holds a PhD with a distinction “cum laude” in Sociology. Her main lines or research are the intersections between gender studies and disability studies.

She’s also been visiting scholar at the Disability and Human Rights Observatory (ODDH) of the University of Lisbon (ISCSP) and at the Núcleo de Estudos de Gênero- PAGU of the Universidade Estadual de Campinas (São Paulo, Brasil). Currently, she is working at Open University of Catalonia (UOC), involved in different projects about independent living activism and as part of the research group Care & Preparedness in the Network Society (CareNet).


García-Santesmases, A., & Balaguer, A. P. (2017). The Forgotten Violence and (Micro)Resistance in Spanish Disabled Women’s LivesAffilia, 32(4), 432-445.  

García-Santesmases Fernández, A. y Arenas Conejo, M. (2017). “Playing crip: the politics of disabled artists’ performances in Spain”. Research in Drama Education: The Journal of Applied Theatre and Performance, 22:3, 345-351, DOI: 10.1080/13569783.2017.1327804

García-Santesmases Fernández, A.; Vergés Bosch, N.; Almeda Samaranch, E. (2017). “From alliance to trust: constructing Crip-Queer intimacies”. Journal of Gender Studies, 26(3), 269-281. DOI 10.1080/09589236.2016.1273100

García-Santesmases Fernández, A. y Branco Ferreira, C. (2016). “Fantasmas y fantasías: controversias sobre la asistencia sexual para personas con diversidad funcional”. Pedagogia y Trabajo Social. Revista de Ciencias Sociales Aplicadas, 5 (1), 3-34.

García-Santesmases Fernández, A. (2016). “Wannabe people and the desirability of the disabled body: a film review of Armless”. Graduate Journal of Social Science (GJSS), 12, 1, 125-129.

García-Santesmases Fernández, A. (2015). “El cuerpo en disputa: cuestionamientos a la identidad de género desde la diversidad funcional”. Intersticios. Revista sociológica de pensamiento crítico, 9 (1), 41-62.

García-Santesmases Fernández, A. (2014). “Dilemas feministas y reflexiones encarnadas: El estudio de la identidad de género en personas con diversidad funcional física”. Athenea Digital. Revista de Pensamiento e Investigación Social. 4(4), 19-47.

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