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Ana Romão

PhD Student


Biographical note

Ana Romão is a PhD student and  researcher at the Centre for Comparative Studies of the University of Lisbon (CEC). She holds a master’s degree in English and American Studies (FLUL, 2015), with a thesis entitled “Experimenting with Torture: Abu Ghraib through the Lens of Paul Scheuring’s The Experiment”. She is currently developing her PhD research at the International PhD Programme in Comparative Studies (CEC/FLUL) entitled “Weaponized Women in Contemporary Visual Culture: Representing Female Soldiers in the War on Terror”. During her Master’s degree she was a researcher at the University of Lisbon Centre for English Studies (CEAUL) and is now a researcher for Project CILM – City and (In)security in Literature and Media (LOCUS group, Centre for Comparative Studies). Her main areas of research are: Visual Culture, Gender Studies, and Critical Security.

Main areas of research

  • Visual Culture;
  • Gender Studies;
  • Critical Security.

Selected publications

  • “A War on Error: Cloning Terror: The War of Images, 9/11 to the Present” in Cultures of (In)Security in Comparison. Themed Issue Dedalus Journal | Project CILM (FLUL). Edited by Susana Araújo, Susana S. Martins and Carlos Garrido Castellano.
  • Experimenting with torture: Abu Ghraib through the lens of Paul Scheuring’s The Experiment. Tese de Mestrado. Lisboa, Faculdade de Letras da Universidade de Lisboa. More info.
  • “Childish Games: Children, Horror, and the Abu Ghraib Photographs” in Facing our Darkness. Manifestations of Fear, Horror and Terror. Edited by Laura Colmeno-Chilberg and Ferenc Mújdricza. Publisher’s site: More info.
  • “Experimenting with Torture: Abu Ghraib through the lens of Paul Scheuring’s The Experiment”. Co-authored with Susana Araújo in estrema: Interdisciplinary Journal for Humanities5 [Fall] / Special Issue: Insecurity and Global Terror(s). Edited by Nuno Marques, Igor Furão and Susana Araújo. More info.
  • “Salem’s Lot: How Dracula Permeates Time and Space” in estrema: Interdisciplinary Journal for Humanities2 [Spring].

CILM – City and (in)security in literature and the media / LOCUS

This work is financed by national funds through the FCT - Foundation for Science and Technology, I.P., within the scope of the project UIDB/00509/2020 and UIDP/00509/2020.