Genders in Transition: Masculinities, Affects, Bodies, and Technoscience



Our intense activity (organization of conferences, symposia, international conferences, participation in media, and publications) is connected to an equally intense activity on research. In 2021, we have nine ongoing competitive research projects, three of them awarded by international agencies (Arts and Humanities Research Council, UK and Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) (Canada).

  1. Experiences of information and communicative technologies from the perspective of autistic gender minority youth: A photo elicitation study- IP Dr Jason Schaub (University of Birmingham) (participant: Begonya Enguix Grau)

Budget: CAD 44,550

Period: 2020-2021

The INQYR SSHRC Partnership Grant


  1. FPU 2019- Alexandre Pichel Vázquez (tutor: Begonya Enguix Grau)

Budget: €65,688

Funding Agency: Ministerio de Universidades

Period: November 2020 – October 2023

Reference: FPU19/04981


  1. “Men in Movement 5. Intersectional Masculinities and Feasible Futures”. IP Begonya Enguix

Subvenciones para actividades de género e igualdad del Instituto de la Mujer

Budget: €11,511.63.

Period: November 2020 – 1 October 2021

MEDUSA participants: Begonya Enguix, Paco Abril, Krizia Nardini


  1. Gender, Politics and Affects PI Begonya Enguix

Title: Teixint el Secessionisme I el sobiranisme. Política, emocions i afectes

Funding agency: Institut d’Estudis per a l’Autogovern, Generalitat de Catalunya

Budget: €30,000.

Period: September 2019 – 15 June 2021

MEDUSA participants: Begonya Enguix, Josep Martí


  1. We have a coordinated R & D consisting of the subprojects “El cuerpo y el género dentro del marco epistemológico conceptual del posthumanismo” (MINECO, 2016-2021, IP: Josep Martí)


  1. and “Género y postgéneros: cartografiando significados (para la transformación social)” (MINECO, 2016-2021, IP: Begonya Enguix) with the participation of Agnès Vayreda, Francesc Núñez, Paco Abril, Krizia Nardini, Elisa Herrera and Erick Gómez.

Funding Agency: Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad

Programa Estatal de fomento de la investigación científica y técnica de excelencia, subprograma estatal de generación del conocimiento.

Funding:  €30.250 euros

Period: December 2016 – 29 March 2021

Reference: MINECO FEM2016-77963-C2-2-P 


  1. LGBT wellbeing in global contexts PI Dr Shelley Craig (University of Toronto);

Name: Queerying resilence: Leveraging information and communication technologies to negotiate gender and sexual minority youth identify and wellbeing within diverse global contexts. 

Funding Agency:  Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) (Canada)

Total budget CAN 2,500,000

Period: March 2018- december 2025

MEDUSA participants: Begonya Enguix


  1. Masculinity, Sex and Popular Culture Network PI John Mercer, Univ. Birmingham;

Funding Agency: Arts and Humanities Research Council Research Grants (Great Britain).

Period: 2018-2021

Funding  £32.858

MEDUSA participants: PI Spain: Begonya Enguix


  1. AWARE: Archives of Women Artists, Research and Exhibitions. PI: Camille Morineau.

Funding Agency: Ministère de la Culture, Centre Pompidou and Musées d’Orsay et de l’Orangerie (France).

Period: 2020-2022

MEDUSA participants: Maite Garbayo.


Previous Projects:


Uso ético de las redes sociales en el caso de los trastornos de conducta alimentaria.

Funding entity: Fundació Víctor Grífols i Lucas

Start-end date: 10/15/2018 – 10/14/2019.

Funding: €5,000

MEDUSA participants: PI: Ana M. González Ramos


Les xarxes socials com a eina de lluita contra les violències de gènere

Funding entity: Departament de Governació i Relacions Institucionals de la Generalitat de Catalunya

Start-end date: 08/09/2018 – 07/09/2019

Funding: €6,000

MEDUSA participants: Ana M. González Ramos (PI), Begonya Enguix


Culture of care. Creating and Strengthening a Supportive Environment for Male Victims of Sexualized Violence.

Funding entity: European Commission

Start-end date:, 2017-2019

MEDUSA participants: Paco Abril


Opportunities and risks of digitalization for young people in the area of gender equality! (2017) (EIGE/2017/OPER/09).

Funding entity:European Institute for Gender Equality Gender expert: Study on ICT to support everyday life, PI: Francisco Lupiáñez

MEDUSA participants: Ana M. González and Begonya Enguix


Collaborative Narratives PI: Antoni Roig (UOC)

Name: Reptes i oportunitats per al disseny i desenvolupament de ficcions col.laboratives inclusives en entorns educatius: Caçadors d’Històries

Funding Agency: Ajuntament de Barcelona

Funding: € 6,000;

Start-end date:: 2017 and 2018

MEDUSA participants: Begonya Enguix


Selfies, Genders and the Digital

PI: Gemma San Cornelio (UOC)

Name: Selfie stories y personal data: metodologías hibridas para el análisis de las narrativas visuales en la cultura digital

Funding Agency: Fundación BBVA

Funding €54n000

Start-end date: 2015-2017

MEDUSA participants: Begonya Enguix


Groups of Men for a responsible, active and conscious fatherhood. Analysis of the intervention of the SAH (Service of Attention to Men of the City council of Barcelona).

Funding entity: Barcelona City Council.

Start-end date: Main research. 2017-2018

MEDUSA participants: Paco Abril (IP)


Working time, fatherhood and childhood. How can we promote the implication of the parents in the care and maintain gender equality from company policies?

Funding entity: Ministry of Economy and Enterprise

Start-end date: 2015-2018

MEDUSA participants: Paco Abril


Percepción social de la prostitución de mujeres en Canarias y análisis de la demanda prostitucional

Funding agency: Gobierno de Canarias

PI: Ester Torrado A17120014

Start date: 13/02/2017 Duration: 1 year

MEDUSA participants: Ana M. González


Addressing gender-related risks and opportunities of digital technologies among youth

Funding agency: European Institute of Gender Equality (EIGE)

PI: Francisco Lupiánez

Start date: 01/09/2017 Duration: 1 year

MEDUSA participants: Ana M. González


CAPICÚA MOVLAB. Applied research laboratory on «relational and emplaced bodies» and their activist potential in everyday life from feminist ethnographic methodologies.

Start date: October 2017 – to date (FB / IG)

MEDUSA participants: Elisa Herrera Altamirano


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