Researchers

EMA LOJA

 

 

Academic qualification

2012 – Ph.D in Psychology – Faculty of Psychology and Education Sciences, University of Porto, Portugal
2007 – Degree in Psychology – Faculty of Psychology and Education Sciences, University of Porto, Portugal

 

Position

Researcher

 

Institution

CIIE/ Faculty of Psychology and Education Sciences, University of Porto, Portugal

 

E-mail

emaloja@fpce.up.pt

 

Phone

+ 351 226 079 700

 

ORCID iD

 https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8864-3155

 

External links

             

 

Research interests

Processes of disablim and ableism in Portugal and their relations with embodiment, recognition of identity and social inclusion; Phenomenology of bodies with disabilities; Critical Disability Studies; Citizenship issues, civic and political participation; Discrimination and prejudice towards disabled people

 

Other activities

  • Reviewer of the Review of Disability Studies: An International Journal

  • Reviewer of the Scandinavian Journal of Disability Research

 

CV Resumo

 

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

 

 

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PUBLICATIONS

 

Papers in peer-review journals

 

Books

  • Menezes, Isabel, Loja, Ema, & Teixeira, Pedro M. (2014). In/capacidade e in/diferença: Do indivíduo deficiente à sociedade incapacitante – justiça social, cidadania e autonomia das pessoas incapacitadas (ISBN 978-989-730-032-5). Porto: CIIE/Mais Leitura.

 

Book chapters

  • Loja, Ema, & Menezes, Isabel (2014). Discriminação, indiferença e mobilização. In Isabel Menezes, Ema Loja, & Pedro M. Teixeira (Eds.), In/capacidade e in/diferença: Do indivíduo deficiente à sociedade incapacitante: Justiça social, cidadania e autonomia das pessoas incapacitadas (pp. 41-54, ISBN 978-989-730-032-5). Porto: CIIE/Mais Leituras.

  • Loja, Ema, & Menezes, Isabel (2014). Introdução. In Isabel Menezes, Ema Loja, & Pedro M. Teixeira (Eds.), In/capacidade e in/diferença: Do indivíduo deficiente à sociedade incapacitante: Justiça social, cidadania e autonomia das pessoas incapacitadas (pp. 11-15, ISBN 978-989-730-032-5). Porto: CIIE/Mais Leituras.

  • Teixeira, Pedro, Loja, Ema, Costa, Maria Emília, & Menezes, Isabel (2012). Más allá del desierto: Empoderamiento e inclusión en las políticas sociales en el dominio de la rehabilitación en Portugal y en Europa. In Jaime Alfaro, Alipio Sanchez, & Alda Zambrano (Eds.), Psicología comunitaria y políticas sociales: Reflexiones y experiencias (pp. 289-307). Buenos Aires: Paidós.

 

Papers in conference proceedings

  • Loja, Ema, Menezes, Isabel, & Rodrigues, Fernanda (2013). Theorization on university social responsibility and good practices in Europe: Analysis based on a European project. In Hernani Veloso Neto, & Sandra Lima Coelho (Eds.), Proceedings Cive Morum 2013 International Congress (pp. 42-46). Vila do Conde: Civeri Publishing.

  • Loja, Ema, Costa, Maria Emília, & Menezes, Isabel (2010). Participação de pessoas incapacitadas em associações: Lidar com ou lutar contra a discriminação?. In Actas do VII Simpósio Nacional de Investigação em Psicologia (pp. 3405-3419, ISBN 978-989-96606-0-1). Universidade do Minho.

 

Thesis

  • Loja, Ema (2012). The impact of dis/abl(e)ism on disabled people in Portugal: Fado, citizenship and the embodied self. Unpublished Doctoral thesis. FPCEUP, Porto, Portugal. European Ph.D in Psychology.

 

Reports

  • Amorim, José Pedro, Arenas, Begoña, Burgos, Daniel, Borcos, Alina F., Carrasco, Aurora, Carvalho, Lourenço X., Coimbra, Joaquim Luís, Dima, Gabriel (Coord.), Don, R. Marjolein, Freires, Thiago, Loja, Ema, Martin, Brian, Menezes, Isabel, Negaides, Aurora, Osuna López, María Del Carmen, Robles, José Manuel, Rodrigues, Fernanda (2015). University social responsibility: A common European reference framework. [Final Public Report of the EU-USR Project, 52709-LLP-2012-1-RO-ERASMUS-ESIN, February 2015] [available versions also in Portuguese, Spanish, French and Romanian]. doi:10.13140/RG.2.1.1457.8084
  • Loja, Ema, Menezes, Isabel, Rodrigues, Fernanda, & Coimbra, Joaquim (2013). Project EU-USR Comparative Research on the Social Responsibility of Universities in Europe and Development of a Community Reference Framework: WP2 USR Good Practice Collection (Final Report). Porto: CIIE/FPCEUP.

 

 

PAPER PRESENTATIONS IN SCIENTIFIC MEETINGS

 

  • Loja, Ema, & Menezes, Isabel (2013, September). Embodied encounters with ableism. Paper presented at the Critical Disability Studies Conference ‘Theorizing Normalcy and the Mundane’, Sheffield, U.K.

  • Loja, Ema, Costa, Maria Emília, & Menezes, Isabel (2013, July). Ableism: the exclusion of a non-normative embodiment and identity. Paper presented at the International Conference for Inclusion, Leiria, Portugal.

  • Loja, Ema, Menezes, Isabel, & Rodrigues, Fernanda (2013, June). Project EU-USR: Analysis of good practices on university social responsibility. Paper presented at the National Symposium of Research in Psychology, Aveiro, Portugal.

  • Loja, Ema, Costa, Maria Emília, & Menezes, Isabel (2013, June). Embodied forms of resistance to ableism. Poster presented at the National Symposium of Research in Psychology, Aveiro, Portugal.

  • Loja, Ema, Menezes, Isabel, & Rodrigues, Fernanda (2013, June). Project EU-USR: Good practices on university social responsibility. Paper presented at the CiCe (Children’s identity and citizenship in Europe) Conference, Lisbon, Portugal.

  • Loja, Ema, Menezes, Isabel, & Rodrigues, Fernanda (2013, March). Theorization on university social responsibility and good practices in Europe: Analysis based on a European project. Paper presented at the Congress Cive Morum, Porto, Portugal.

  • Loja, Ema, Costa, Maria Emília, & Menezes, Isabel (2012, October). Disablism and ableism in Portugal: sense of community and identity of disabled people. Paper presented at the I International Meeting of Community Psychology, Ponta Delgada, Azores, Portugal.

  • Loja, Ema, Costa, Maria Emília, & Menezes, Isabel (2012, June). Views of disability in Portugal: Is 'sense of community' a missing piece?. Paper presented at the IV International Conference of Community Psychology, Barcelona, Spain.

  • Loja, Ema, Costa, Maria Emília, & Menezes, Isabel (2011, September). Ableism and/or disabled embodiment: A matter of diversity and social justice. Paper presented at the 8th European Congress of Community Psychology, York, UK.

  • Loja, Ema, Costa, Maria Emília, & Menezes, Isabel (2011, May). Disability, embodiment and political identity. Paper presented at the Nordic Network on Disability Research - 11th Research Conference, Reykjavík, Iceland.

  • Loja, Ema, Costa, Maria Emília, & Menezes, Isabel (2010, October). Qualidade de vida na incapacidade: Barreiras e poder. Poster presented at the Simpósio Internacional In/capacidade e in/diferença, FPCEUP, Porto, Portugal.

  • Loja, Ema, Costa, Maria Emília, & Menezes, Isabel (2010, May). Bem-estar na incapacidade: Uma questão médica/individual ou sociopolítica?. Paper presented at the Colóquio Bem-estar na Diversidade: Promoção de Intervenções Sensíveis à Diversidade Individual e Cultural, ISCTE-IUL, Lisbon, Portugal.

  • Loja, Ema, Costa, Maria Emília, & Menezes, Isabel (2010, February). Participação de pessoas incapacitadas em associações: Lidar com ou lutar contra a discriminação?. Paper presented at the VII Simpósio Nacional de Investigação em Psicologia, University of Minho, Braga, Portugal.

  • Loja, Ema, Costa, Maria Emília, & Menezes, Isabel (2009, June). Qualidade de vida e inclusão vocacional das pessoas incapacitadas fisicamente. Paper presented at the I Simpósio de Orientação Vocacional, FPCEUP, Porto, Portugal.

  • Loja, Ema, Costa, Maria Emília, & Menezes, Isabel (2009, October). Oppression and quality of life of people with physical disability in Portugal. Paper presented at the 7th European Congress of Community Psychology, Paris, France.

  • Loja, Ema, Costa, Maria Emília, & Menezes, Isabel (2009, September). The impact of social and political discourses on the experience of education and work of people with physical disability. Poster presented at The European Conference on Educational Research, Viena, Austria.

  • Loja, Ema, Costa, Maria Emília, & Menezes, Isabel (2009, July). The impact of social and political disability discourses on the quality of life of Portuguese physical disabled. Paper presented at the 6th Biennial Conference of the International Society of Critical Health Psychology, Lausanne, Switzerland.

  • Loja, Ema, Costa, Maria Emília, & Menezes, Isabel (2008, October). The impact of political and social disability discourses on the experience of physical disability. Paper presented at the 2nd International Conference on Community Psychology. Lisbon, Portugal.

  • Loja, Ema, Costa, Maria Emília, & Menezes, Isabel (2008, September). The impact of political and social disability discourses on the experience of physical disability in Portugal in education and work. Paper presented at The European Conference on Educational Research, Gothenburg, Sweden.

  • Loja, Ema, Costa, Maria Emília, & Menezes, Isabel (2008, September). The impact of political and social disability discourses on the experience of physical disability. Paper presented at the 4th Biennial Disability Studies Conference, Lancaster, UK .

  • Barbosa, Raquel, Costa, Maria Emília, Matos, Paula Mena, Loja, Ema, & Gouveia, Tânia (2007, June). Personal meanings about body experience. The role of attachment relationships. Paper presented at the 10th European Congress of Psychology, Prague, Czech Republic.

  • Martins, Mariana, Gouveia, Tânia, Loja, Ema, & Costa, Maria Emília (2007, June). Relationship dynamics and school success. Parents, teachers and peers influence. Paper presented at the 10th European Congress of Psychology, Prague, Czech Republic.