Rita Paiva Costa

Rita Paiva Costa

Email: ritadcpcosta@gmail.com

Rita Paiva Costa is a Contemporary History PhD candidate in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities of the University of Coimbra, working on a thesis about domestic violence in the judicial district of Coimbra from the second half of the nineteenth century to the end of the First Portuguese Republic – a historical reflection on spousal violence against women, based on an analysis of judicial cases and comparison with other sources. Since 2019, she has received a fellowship from the PortugueseFoundation for Science and Technology.

Main interests and research topics: History of Private Life; Women’s History; History of the Family; Portugal in the nineteenth century; Sociability and customs.

CV: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8075-5547

Repository: https://coimbra.academia.edu/rcosta

Research group(s): Cultural encounters and evasion; Local and regional heritage and identities