Sofia Caldeira successfully defended PhD

(12-10-2020) Sofia Caldeira has successfully defended her PhD on October 9th, 2020.

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On October 9th, 2020, Sofia Caldeira successfully defended her PhD dissertation, titled "Instagrammable Femininities: Exploring the gender politics of self-representations on Instagram and women’s magazines." This dissertation was supervised by Prof. Dr. Sofie Van Bauwel and Dr. Sander De Ridder. 

Her dissertation explored, both theoretically and empirically, the complexities of self-representational practices of 'ordinary' young women on Instagram. This work recognised the intertextual relationship of online self-representational practices with representations in popular culture, particularly those in women's magazines. This dissertation centred their embeddedness in everyday life, exploring the underlying gender politics of representation.