Ana Romão


Ana Romão concluded her PhD in Comparative Studies in June 2021 with the thesis Weaponized Women in Contemporary Visual Culture : Representing Military Women in the War on Terror.

Ana Romão holds a BA degree in Languages, Literatures and Cultures: Compared Arts and Cultures from the University of Lisbon,  and an MA degree in English and American Studies from the same institution. She has participated in research groups at the University of Lisbon Centre for English Studies (ULICES).

She was admitted to PhD-COMP in 2016/2017, with a PhD scholarship (PD/BD/128073/2016). She developed  her research on weaponized women in contemporary visual culture, and is worked on representations of female soldiers during the ‘War on Terror’. She worked under the supervision of Professors Luísa Afonso Soares (University of Lisbon), Susana Araújo (University of Coimbra) and Hilary Neroni (University of Vermont).

She is a member in training of the Centre for Comparative Studies (University of Lisbon), as a researcher for Project CILM – City and (In)secury in Literature and the Media.

Main publications:

  • 2015. “A War on Error: Cloning Terror: The War of Images, 9/11 to the Present”, Cultures of (In)Security in Comparison. Themed Issue Dedalus Journal | Project CILM (FLUL). Susana Araújo, Susana S. Martins e Carlos Garrido Castellano (eds.).
  • 2015. “Childish Games: Children, Horror, and the Abu Ghraib Photographs”, in Laura Colmeno-Chilberg e Ferenc Mújdricza (eds.). Facing our Darkness. Manifestations of Fear, Horror and Terror. Oxford: InterDisciplinary Press.
  • 2015. “Experimenting with Torture: Abu Ghraib through the lens of Paul Scheuring’s The Experiment”. Co-authored with Susana Araújo, estrema: Interdisciplinary Journal for Humanities 5 [Fall] / Special Issue: Insecurity and Global Terror(s). Nuno Marques, Igor Furão e Susana Araújo (eds.).