Carla Ganito

Associate Professor

PhD in Communication Sciences. Associate Professor and Coordinator of International Relations at the Faculty of Human Sciences of Universidade Católica Portuguesa (FCH- UCP). Carla Ganito is a main researcher at CECC where she coordinates the group on “Digital Literacy and Cultural Change”. She has been an MC member of the COST Action IS1404 - Evolution of reading in the age of digitization (E-READ). 

Carla Ganito lectures in the fields of digital communication, cyberculture, digital transformation. Her research has four main axes: mobile technologies, gender and technology, digital literacy, namely digital reading, and digital life and cultural change. Since 2017 she has been developing a research project on connecting and disconnecting across the life stages, focusing on digital death, and digital rights.

From the most recent publications: (2018) “Gendering old age: The role of mobile phones in the experience of aging for women”, IGI; (2017) “Gendering the mobile phone: A life course approach”, in Digital Technologies and Generational Identity: ICT Usage Across the Life Course, Routledge [book chapter]; (2016) “Women Speak: Gendering the Mobile Phone”, UCP [book]


Gendering old age: The role of mobile phones in the experience of aging for women

Carla Ganito (with Ganito, C.). 2018. Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)

Gendering the mobile phone: A life course approach

Carla Ganito (with Ganito, C.). 2017. Digital Technologies and Generational Identity: ICT Usage Across the Life Course
Book Chapter

"The Digital Textbook: New Learning Paradigms in Primary Education—A Portuguese Pilot Project"

Carla Ganito 2016. Handbook on Digital Learning for K-12 Schools.

Constructing and deconstructing gender in second life

Carla Ganito & Cátia Ferreira (with Ferreira, C.). 2016. International Journal of Sociotechnology and Knowledge Development
Book Chapter

Ganito, C. (2015). ‘A leitura digital em contexto de biblioteca: um enquadramento analítico e prospectivo

Carla Ganito 2015. O Livro, o Leitor e a Leitura Digital.

Networks of belonging: Interaction, participation and consumption of mediatised content

Carla Ganito, Cátia Ferreira & Patrícia Dias (with Cordeiro, P.). 2013. Audience Transformations: Shifting Audience Positions in Late Modernity

Digital reading: The transformation of reading practices

Carla Ganito & Cátia Ferreira (with Cardoso, G.). 2012. ELPUB 2012 - Social Shaping of Digital Publishing: Exploring the Interplay Between Culture and Technology, 16th International Conference on Electronic Publishing
Book Chapter

Mobile Family Frames: From the Table Album to the Mobile Phone. A Portuguese Case Study

Carla Ganito 2012. New Media and Intercultural Communication: Identity, Community, and Politics

Moving time and juggling spheres: (I)Mobilities in the gendering of the mobile phone by adult Portuguese women

Carla Ganito (with Ganito, C.). 2012. Feminist Media Studies
Book Chapter

Women and Technology: "Five Acts of Digital Agency"

Carla Ganito (with Carla Ganito). 2010. Nexus: New Intersections in Internet Research

O Telemóvel como Entretenimento

Carla Ganito (with Carla Ganito). 2007. Paulus