Research

Current research projects

I am currently the Principal Investigator of the research project ABLE (Legal abortion in Spain: science, services and social movements (1980s-1990s). The project received a grant from the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation (ref. PID2020-113312GA-100) and is carried out at the Women’s and Gender Studies Institute of the University of Granada, Spain.

I am also member of Cathorep (Catholicising reproduction, reproducing Catholicism: Activist Practices and Intimate Negotiations in Poland (1930-present) research project, whose Principal Investigator is Agnieszka Kościańska. The Cathorep project is funded by the National Science Center, Poland (OPUS17 scheme) and I am participating in the team through a research contract between the University of Warsaw and the University of Granada.

Past research projects

Between 2017 and 2019, I was the Principal Investigator of the research project Birth control cultures in Poland (1945-1989). The project received funding through the Marie Skłodowska Curie Actions COFUND and the Polish National Science Center POLONEZ 2 scheme. I was based at the Institute of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology of the University of Warsaw. The project examined the cultural history of family planning during Polish state-socialism as an intersection between population policies, expert and popular knowledge on birth control, and people’s experiences related to contraception and abortion.

I was also the team member of two research projects on the history of family planning in Spain: La constitución de la planificación familiar en España durante los últimos años del franquismo y la transición democrática (funded by the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation, ref. HAR2008-05809, 2009-2013) and Anticoncepción, sexualidad y salud: memorias de vida y prácticas sanitarias en España durante el franquismo y la transición democrática, funded by the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitivity, ref. HAR 2012-39644-C02-01, 2013-2017). The Principal Investigator of both projects was Teresa Ortiz-Gómez.