Virgínia Baptista

PhD

Economy and Society

Contact:
virbaptista@gmail.com

Biography

Post-doctoral researcher at the NOVA School of Social Sciences and Humanities, with the project “Mulheres Trabalhadoras, Saúde e Medicina em Portugal (1900-1976)” [Working Women, Health and Medicine in Portugal (1900-1976)], supervised by professors Maria Fernanda Rollo and Fátima Sá.

She completed her PhD in Modern and Contemporary History at ISCTE-IUL on 2 July 2013, with the thesis “Protecção e Direitos das Mulheres Trabalhadoras em Portugal – As Origens do Estado-Providência (1880- 1943)” [Protection and Rights of Working Women in Portugal – The Origins of the Welfare State (1880-1943)], supervised by Fátima Sá. She completed a Masters in Contemporary Social History at ISCTE-IUL on 15 December 1998, with the dissertation: “As Mulheres no Mercado de Trabalho em Portugal: Representações e Quotidianos (1890-1940)” [Women in the Labour Market in Portugal: Representations and Everyday Life (1890-1940)], supervised by Miriam Halpern Pereira.

She has a degree in History — Educational Training from the School of Arts and Humanities of the University of Lisbon, completed on 11 June 1990, with a Pedagogical Internship supervised by António Cordeiro Lopes and Ana Maria Homem Leal de Faria. She also has a Degree in History from the School of Arts of the University of Lisbon, completed on 30 July 1988.

Research fields

  • Labour
  • Gender
  • Welfare state
  • Health

Selected publications

  • Baptista, Virgínia. Proteção e Direitos das Mulheres Trabalhadoras em Portugal 1880-1943. Lisbon: Imprensa de Ciências Sociais, 2016. [link]
  • Baptista, Virgínia. “Legislation and Working Women in Portugal – Since the End of Nineteenth Century to the 1940s,” Journal of Business and Economics 5 (2014): 1558-1567. [PDF]
  • Baptista, Virgínia, “Women in the Portuguese Labour Market (1890- 1940),” in Écrire l’Histoire des femmes en Europe du Sud : xixe-xxe siècles, edited by Gisela Bock and Anne Cova, 396-426. Oeiras: Celta Editora, 2003.
  • Baptista, Virgínia. As Mulheres no Mercado de Trabalho em Portugal: Representações e Quotidianos (1890- 1940). Lisbon: CIDM, 1999.

Main projects

  • Mulheres Trabalhadoras, Saúde e Medicina em Portugal (1900-1976)” [Working Women, Health and Medicine in Portugal (1900-1976)] — Individual postdoctoral project supervised by Maria Fernanda Rollo and Fátima Sá.

CONTACTS

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