- Pereira, Maria do Mar (2017), Power, Knowledge and Feminist Scholarship: an Ethnography of Academia, London: Routledge.
This book received the FWSA Book Prize 2018 and was shortlisted for the BSA / BBC Radio 4 Thinking Allowed Prize for Ethnography 2018. It was successfully nominated by Routledge to receive a Knowledge Unlatched award (2019), enabling the book to be made Open Access. This means the book is available to all for free here.
For reviews of the book in English, see Maddie Breeze in Women's Studies International Forum, Rachel O'Neill in Feminist Theory, Isabelle Hertner and Katherine Twamley in The British Journal of Sociology, Daniel Cardoso in Feminist Encounters, Alison Bartlett in Outskirts, Lena Weber in Gender a výzkum, Lenka Vráblíková in Czech Sociological Review, and Mona Mannevuo in NORA - Nordic Journal of Feminist and Gender Research. For reviews of the book in other languages, see Ana Oliveira in ex aequo (Portuguese).
The book has received significant and widespread media coverage across several Portuguese newspapers, magazines and television and radio stations, including Público and Observador. For an interview with Maria do Mar (in Portuguese), where she summarises some findings from the book, click here.
- Pereira, Maria do Mar (2012), Fazendo Género no Recreio: uma Etnografia da Negociação do Género na Escola (Doing Gender in the Playground: an Ethnography of the Negotiation of Gender in Schools), Lisboa: Imprensa de Ciências Sociais.
The book was awarded the International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry's Award for Best Qualitative Book in Spanish or Portuguese (2010 - 2014).
For reviews (in Portuguese) of this book, see João Manuel de Oliveira in Revista Estudos Feministas and Sofia Almeida Santos in ex aequo.
The book received significant and widespread media coverage across several Portuguese newspapers, magazines and television and radio stations, including Antena 1, Ciência Hoje, Público, P3, Diário de Notícias, Mais Educativa, Time Out – Lisboa, and Visão. It was the headline cover story for Destak, the Portuguese equivalent of the Metro.
For University of Warwick press releases on this, see here and here. For interviews with Maria do Mar (in Portuguese), where she summarises the key findings from the book, click here (radio) and here (TV).
Journal Articles in English
- Pereira, Maria do Mar (under review), "A Shelf of One's Own and a Room with Good Views: The Importance of Place in Negotiations of the Status of Feminist Scholarship".
Pereira, Maria do Mar (forthcoming), "«You Can Feel the Exhaustion in the Air Around You": The Mood of Contemporary Universities and its Impact on Feminist Scholarship", ex aequo.
- Pereira, Maria do Mar (2019), "Boundary-work that does not work: Social Inequalities and the Non-Performativity of Scientific Boundary-work", Science, Technology, & Human Values, 44 (2), 338-365.
- Pereira, Maria do Mar (2016), “Struggling within and beyond the Performative University: Articulating Activism and Work in an «Academia Without Walls»”, Women's Studies International Forum, 54, 100-110.
- Pereira, Maria do Mar (2015), “Higher Education Cutbacks and the Reshaping of Epistemic Hierarchies: an Ethnographic Study of the Case of Feminist Scholarship”, Sociology, 49 (2), 287-304.
- Pereira, Maria do Mar (2014), “The Importance of Being ‘Modern’ and Foreign: Feminism and the Epistemic Status of Nations”, Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society, 39 (3), 627-657.
- Pereira, Maria do Mar (2012), "Feminist Theory is Proper Knowledge, But..: The Status of Feminist Scholarship in the Academy", Feminist Theory, 13 (3), 283-303.
- Pereira, Maria do Mar (2012), “Uncomfortable Classrooms: Rethinking the Role of Discomfort in Feminist Teaching”, European Journal of Women’s Studies. 19 (1), 128-135.
- Pereira, Maria do Mar; Marhia, Natasha, and Scharff, Christina (2009), “Interrogating Language Difference and Translation in Social Science Research: Towards a Critical and Interdisciplinary Approach”, Graduate Journal of Social Science, 6 (3), 1 – 12.
- Pereira, Maria do Mar and Grenz, Sabine (2009), “Tuning an Interdisciplinary Introductory Gender Studies Course”, The Making of European Women's Studies, IX, 42 – 46.
- Pereira, Maria do Mar (2008), “The Epistemic Status of Women's, Gender, Feminist Studies: Notes for Analysis”, The Making of European Women's Studies, VIII, 145 – 156.
Journal Articles in Portuguese
- Pereira, Maria do Mar (2018), "Em Defesa da Pesquisa Lenta numa Época de Ciência Acelerada" (In Defense of Slow Research at a Time of Fast Science), Revista Crítica de Ciências Sociais, 116, 197 – 202.
- Pereira, Maria do Mar (2018), "As (Não) Singularidades de uma Rapariga Emigrada" (The (Non) Singularities of a Migrant Scholar), Faces de Eva: Estudos sobre as Mulheres, 39, 177 – 182.
- Pereira, Maria do Mar and Santos, Ana Cristina (2014), “Epistemologias e Metodologias Feministas em Portugal: Contributos para Velhos e Novos Debates” (Feminist Epistemologies and Methodologies in Portugal: Contributions to Old and New Debates), ex aequo, 29, 9 – 21.
- Pereira, Maria do Mar (2013), “A Institucionalização dos Estudos sobre as Mulheres, de Género e Feministas em Portugal no Século XXI: Conquistas, Desafios e Paradoxos” (The Institutionalisation of Women’s, Gender, Feminist Studies in Portugal in the 21st Century: Achievements, Challenges and Paradoxes), Faces de Eva: Estudos sobre as Mulheres, 30, 37 – 53.
- Pereira, Maria do Mar (2011), “Activismo na «Academia sem Paredes»: (Im)possibilidades de Intervenção Política em Tempos de Performatividade e Precariedade” (Activism in the "Academia Without Walls": the (Im)possibilities of Political Intervention in Performative and Precarious Times). LES – Journal of Lesbian Issues, 3 (1), 3 – 13.
- Pereira, Maria do Mar (2009), “Fazendo Género na Escola: uma Análise Performativa da Negociação do Género entre Jovens” (Doing Gender in School: a Performative Analysis of the Negotiation of Gender among Young People), ex aequo – Portuguese Journal of Women’s Studies, 20, 113 – 127.
- Pereira, Maria do Mar and Henriques, Joana (2006), “O Empowerment das Mulheres Jovens e a Promoção da sua Participação nos Processos e Espaços de Tomada de Decisão” ("Young Women's Empowerment and the Promotion of their Participation in Processes and Spaces of Decision-Making", ex aequo – Portuguese Journal of Women’s Studies, 13, 163 – 169.
Journal Articles in Other Languages
- Pereira, Maria do Mar (2017), "«Man kan känna utmattningen i luften»: (Sinnes)stämningen på det nyliberala universitetet och dess påverkan på feministiska forskare", Tidskrift för genusvetenskap, 38 (4),7 – 30.
- Pereira, Maria do Mar (2018), "A Importância (e Dificuldade) de Ser Pioneira: Transformar o Pessoal em Político no Trabalho Científico" (The Importance (and Difficulty) of being a pioneer: Transforming the Personal into the Political in Academic Work) in J. M. Oliveira and C. Nogueira (eds.), Lígia Amâncio: o Género como Ação sobre o Mundo, Lisboa: Edições CIS-IUL, 86 – 96.
- Pereira, Maria do Mar (2018), "O Estatuto Epistémico dos Estudos sobre as Mulheres, de Género e Feministas em Portugal: Discurso Oficial e Conversas de Corredor" (The Epistemic Status of Women's, Gender, Feminist Studies in Portugal: Official Discourse and Corridor Talk) in A. Torres, P. Pinto and C. Casimiro (eds.), Género, Direitos Humanos e Desigualdades, Lisboa: Edições ISCSP, 305 – 330.
- Pereira, Maria do Mar (2018), “The Institutionalisation of Gender Studies and the New Academic Governance: Longstanding Patterns and Emerging Paradoxes” in H. Kahlert (ed.), Gender Studies and the New Academic Governance. Global Challenges, Glocal Dynamics, and Local Impacts, Wiesbaden: Springer VS, 179 – 200.
- Pereira, Maria do Mar (2013), “On Being Invisible and Dangerous: The Challenges of Conducting Ethnographies in/of Academia” in S. Strid and L. Husu (eds.), Gender Paradoxes in Changing Academic and Scientific Organisation(s) (GEXcel Reports, Volume XVII), Örebro: University of Örebro, 191 – 212.
- Pereira, Maria do Mar (2013), “Women’s and Gender Studies” in Mary Evans and Carolyn Williams (eds.), Gender: The Key Concepts, London: Routledge, 216 – 222.
- Pereira, Maria do Mar (2012), “Negotiating the Status of Knowledge in Changing Academic Organisations: The Paradoxical Case of Women’s and Gender Studies ” in Liisa Husu and Lena Gunnarsson (eds.), Gender Paradoxes in Changing Academic and Scientific Organisations (GEXcel Reports, Volume X), Örebro: GEXcel/University of Örebro, 113 – 122.
- Pereira, Maria do Mar (2010), “Os Discursos de Género: Mudança e Continuidade nas Narrativas sobre Diferenças, Semelhanças e (Des)Igualdade entre Mulheres e Homens” (Discourses of Gender: Change and Continuity in Men’s Narratives about Differences, Similarities and (In)Equality between Women and Men) in Sofia Aboim and Karin Wall (eds.), A Vida Familiar no Masculino: Novos Papéis, Novas Identidades, Lisboa: CITE, 225 – 262.
- Pereira, Maria do Mar and Santos, Ana Cristina (eds.) (2014), Special Issue “Perspetivas Feministas sobre Epistemologia e Metodologia: Debates, Desafios e Dilemas” (Feminist Perspectives on Epistemology and Methodology: Debates, Challenges and Dilemmas), ex aequo – Portuguese Journal of Women’s Studies, 29.
- Marhia, Natasha; Pereira, Maria do Mar, and Scharff, Christina (eds.) (2009), Special Issue “Lost (and Found) in Translation”, Graduate Journal of Social Science, 6 (3).
- Pereira, Maria do Mar and Joaquim, Teresa (eds.) (2009), “Dossier: The Making of Women’s Studies in Portugal”, The Making of European Women's Studies, IX, 116 - 151.
- Santos, Ana Cristina and Pereira, Maria do Mar (2013), The Policy on Gender Equality in Portugal, Brussels: European Parliament.
Articles in the Media
- Pereira, Maria do Mar (2013), “Dangerous Laughter: the Mocking of Gender Studies in Academia”, openDemocracy.
- Pereira, Maria do Mar (2016), Review of Teaching Gender with Libraries and Archives: the Power of Information, edited by Sara de Jong and Sanne Koevoets, Feminist Theory, 17 (1), 127 - 129.
- Pereira, Maria do Mar (2014), “Women’s and Gender Studies” in Meyer, Luanna (ed.), Oxford Bibliographies – Education, New York: Oxford University Press.
Publications in Professional Association Newsletters
- Pereira, Maria do Mar (2019), "Ser Socióloga" in Socialis: Jornal do Núcleo de Estudantes de Sociologia do ISCTE-IUL, issue 2, pp. 24-25.
- Pereira, Maria do Mar (2014), “Toxic Corridor Talk: The Dismissal of Feminist Research in Everyday Academic Life” in Newsletter of the Feminist and Women's Studies Association (Uk and Ireland), Issue 62, May, p. 14.
- Pereira, Maria do Mar (2009), “Work on Gender and Education in Portugal: Recent Developments, Bright Futures?” in Newsletter of the Gender and Education Association, March, p. 3.