Susana Barata Gomes

Susana Barata Gomes


Susana Barata Gomes has a degree in Sociology from the Instituto Superior de Ciências do Trabalho e da Empresa, a Master’s in American Studies from the Universidade Aberta, is currently doing her PhD in Food Heritage, Culture and Identities at the Faculty of Arts and Humanities of the University of Coimbra and is a grant holder of the Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia. Collaborator of the Centre for History of Society and Culture of the University of Coimbra of DIAITA, Food Heritage of Lusophony. She has been a researcher for the Commission of the European Communities (DG XII), a lecturer at Universidade Atlântica and Estoril’s Escola Superior de Hotelaria e Turismo. She has published the books Transport and Risk Communication, (co-editor), Ed. Peter Lang, 1997, Encounters with Identity: The Body, P.A., 2018 and Food and Cooking on early TV in Europe, (co-author) Routledge, 2021.

Main areas of interest and research topics: Contemporary History; Food History; Social and Political History; Portuguese Estado Novo.


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