Catarina holds a PhD in Media and Communications (2016) from Goldsmiths - University of London, an MA in Communication and Cultural Industries (2005) and a Licentiate degree in Social and Cultural Communication (2002) from the Catholic University of Portugal. Currently she is a postdoctoral researcher in the Project “Broadcasting in the Portuguese Empire: Nationalism, Colonialism and Identity” led by Dr. Nelson Ribeiro (FCH, UCP). Her current research interests are on broadcast and colonialism, media representations of the colonial empire, as well as, on the colonial legacies in contemporary postcolonial subjectivities, bodily practices and popular culture.

Previously, she was a postdoctoral research fellow in the project “The Portuguese Colonial Empire and Urban Popular Culture: Comparative Visions of the metropole and the colonies (1945-1974)” jointly led by Dr. Nuno Domingos (ICS, UL) and Dr. Elsa Peralta (CEC, FLUL). 

She has taught ‘Sociology of Communication’ in the School of Media and Communication of the Lisbon Polytechnic Institute (2017-2018), as well as, ‘Cultural Studies’ and ‘The City and Consumer Culture’ in Goldsmiths' Media and Communications Department, University of London (2010-2016).

Between 2012 and 2014 she worked as a research associate in the project "Media Reception and Memory: Female Audiences in the New State" coordinated by Dr. José Ricardo Carvalheiro (UBI), and from 2004 and 2006 she was a research fellow in the project "TV and the Images of Difference" led by Dr. Isabel Ferin Cunha (CIC. Digital/University of Coimbra).

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‘Swagatam: Som do Oriente’: história e receção de um programa radiofónico no contexto pós-colonial lusófono

Catarina Valdigem (with Valdigem, Catarina). 2019. Congresso “Media: Poder, Representação e Epistemologia”: VI Congresso Internacional de Comunicação, Jornalismo e Espaço Público
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(De)constructing senses of Indian-ness

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Food, Belonging and Postcolonial Memories: the case of Portuguese Muslims of Indian and Mozambican origins

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Memories of Media Practices and of the Portuguese Empire: the case of Portuguese Muslim of Indian and Mozambican origins

Catarina Valdigem (with Valdigem, Catarina). 2017. Audiences 2013, Imagining a Future for Audiences
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Dando Género às Tecnologias e aos Lugares: As mulheres de classe operária dos bairros históricos de Lisboa

Catarina Valdigem (with Valdigem, Catarina). 2015. A Caixa não Mudou o Mundo – Usos Femininos dos Media no Estado Novo
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Gendering Technologies and Places: Working class women in the Lisbon historical quarters

Catarina Valdigem 2014. As Caixas Mudaram o Mundo? Usos Femininos dos Media no Estado Novo
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When new audiences were kept out of the world: the arrival of electronic media and female marginalization in mid-20th century Portugal

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When new audiences were kept out of the world; the arrival of electronic media and female marginalization in mid-20th century Portugal

Catarina Valdigem (with Valdigem, Catarina). 2014. MECCSA Conference subject to the theme "Media and the Margins"
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Postcolonial Memories of Media reception and construction of collective belongings: the case of Portuguese Muslim Women of Indian and Mozambican origins

Catarina Valdigem 2013. Gender and the Past: Qualitative Approaches to Broadcasting Reception
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Postcolonial Memories of Media Reception and the construction of Collective Belongings: the case of Portuguese Muslim Women of Indian and Mozambican origins

Catarina Valdigem (with Valdigem, Catarina). 2013. Gender and the Past: Qualitative Approaches to Broadcasting Reception
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Beyond the Visualities of Belonging: the case of Portuguese Muslims of Indian and Mozambican origins

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Remembering with and through 'media objects' among Portuguese Muslims of Indian and Mozambican origins: a family case study

Catarina Valdigem (with Valdigem, Catarina). 2011.
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Sensing memories and belongings through media consumption among Portuguese Muslims of Indian and Mozambican Origin

Catarina Valdigem (with Valdigem, Catarina). 2010. IAMCR - International Association for Media and Communication Research
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Sensing memories and belongings through media consumption among Portuguese Muslims of Indian and Mozambican Origins

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Managing Focus Groups: some concerns about the method

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Sensing memories among Portuguese Muslims of Indian-Mozambican origin

Catarina Valdigem 2008. EASA - European Association of Social Anthropologists
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Sensing memories among Portuguese Muslims of Indian-Mozambican origin

Catarina Valdigem (with Valdigem, Catarina). 2008. EASA 2008: Experiencing diversity and mutuality, Workshop 110 "Enacting pasts and futures: memory, identity and imagination"
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Diasporic Identities and media consumption: the case of Indian-Mozambican Muslims in Lisbon, Portugal

Catarina Valdigem (with Valdigem, Catarina). 2007. ECREA, Mediations of Cultural Difference: Debating Media and Diversity - 1st Diaspora, Migration and the Media Section European Workshop
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Managing Focus Groups: some concerns about the method

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Ethnic Minorities and the Media

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Imagens dos Idosos na Televisão Portuguesa: Estudo de caso relativo a 2004

Catarina Valdigem (with Valdigem, Catarina). 2006. LUSOCOM 2006 - VII Congresso Internacional de Comunicação lusófona
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Media Uses and Identity: Brazilian Women in a Hairdressing Salon

Catarina Valdigem 2006. Media & Jornalismo
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Methods of Reception Research: The uses of the Brazilian soap opera O Clone and the construction of identity

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Representing Minorities on Prime-Time TV

Catarina Valdigem 2006. Media, Imigração e Minorias Étnicas II
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Televisão e Memória: histórias de Mulheres idosas

Catarina Valdigem (with Valdigem, Catarina). 2006. A Televisão das Mulheres: ensaios sobre a recepção
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Television and Memory: stories of elderly women

Catarina Valdigem 2006. A Televisão das Mulheres: ensaios sobre a recepção
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Usos dos Media e Identidade: Mulheres brasileiras num salão de beleza

Catarina Valdigem (with Valdigem, Catarina). 2006. Media & Jornalismo
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A indústria cultural televisiva como fonte mediadora de processos de hibridação cultural: estudo de recepção da telenovela brasileira "O Clone"

Catarina Valdigem (with Valdigem, Catarina). 2005.
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A Indústria cultural televisiva como fonte mediadora de processos de hibridação cultural: Estudo de recepção da telenovela brasileira O Clone”

Catarina Valdigem (with Valdigem, Catarina). 2005. 4ª SOPCOM - Repensar os Media: Novos Contextos de Comunicações e Informação
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Brasileiros e ciganos no prime-time português: estudo de caso

Catarina Valdigem (with Valdigem, Catarina). 2005. Comunicação & Cultura
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Brazilians and Gypsies on Portuguese Television Prime-Time: A Case Study

Catarina Valdigem 2005. Comunicação & Cultura
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Images of the Elderly on Portuguese Television: a 2004 Case Study

Catarina Valdigem 2005. LUSOCOM 2006 - VII Congresso Internacional de Comunicação Lusófona
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Media analysis of Migrations in Portugal

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Os Usos da Telenovela Brasileira O Clone em Portugal: Fragmentos de construção da Identidade

Catarina Valdigem (with Valdigem, Catarina). 2005. INTERCOM 2005 - Sociedade Brasileira de Estudos Interdisciplinares da Comunicação, XXVIII Congresso Brasileiro de Ciências da Comunicação
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Presentation of the Research Project "Television and the Images of Difference“

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The Uses of the Brazilian Soap Opera O Clone in Portugal: Identity fragments under construction

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The uses of the Brazilian Soap Opera O Clone and the processes of construction of Identities