- Litosseliti, L., Gill, R. and Garcia Favaro, L. (2019). Postfeminism as a critical tool for gender and language study. Gender and Language, 13(1), pp. 1–22. doi:10.1558/genl.34599.
- Favaro, L. and Gill, R. (2018). Feminism rebranded: women’s magazines online and ‘the return of the F-word’. Dígitos: Revista de Comunicación Digital, (4), pp. 37–66. doi:10.7203/rd.v0i4.129.
- Favaro, L. (2018). Los Estudios Críticos de Internet: conceptos, debates y retos. Teknokultura, 15(1). doi:10.5209/tekn.56687.
- Favaro, L. (2018). Interview with Ana de Miguel, Teresa Lozano and Zua Méndez. Boletín del Colegio de Doctores y Licenciados en Letras y Ciencias de la Comunidad de Madrid, Apuntes de filosofía: Sobre el feminismo(279), pp. 17–21.
- Favaro, L. (2017). Mediating intimacy online: authenticity, magazines and chasing the clicks. Journal of Gender Studies, 26(3), pp. 321–334. doi:10.1080/09589236.2017.1280385.
- García-Favaro, L. (2016). From Produsers to Shareaholics: Changing Models of Reader Interaction in Women’s Online Magazines. tripleC: Communication, Capitalism & Critique. Open Access Journal for a Global Sustainable Information Society, 14(2). doi:10.31269/triplec.v14i2.748.
- García-Favaro, L. and Gill, R. (2016). “Emasculation nation has arrived”: sexism rearticulated in online responses to Lose the Lads’ Mags campaign. Feminist Media Studies, 16(3), pp. 379–397. doi:10.1080/14680777.2015.1105840.
- Favaro, L. and De Miguel, A. (2016). ¿Pornografía feminista, pornografía antirracista y pornografía antiglobalización? Para una crítica del proceso de pornificación cultural. Labrys, Études Féministes/Estudos Feministas, (29).
- García-Favaro, L. (2015). ‘Porn Trouble’: On the Sexual Regime and Travels of Postfeminist Biologism. Australian Feminist Studies, 30(86), pp. 366–376. doi:10.1080/08164649.2016.1150937.
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Dr Favaro is a sociologist interested in feminism, education, media and cultural studies and social research methods, having researched and taught in these areas at universities both in England and Spain. Also with qualifications in primary and secondary teaching, she additionally has experience in compulsory education.
Her doctoral thesis, completed in 2017 at City, University of London, examined online consumer magazines for young women, drawing on substantial data that included editorial texts, user-generated content and interviews with producers. Subsequently, she was Research Fellow for the Rey Juan Carlos University project ‘Modalities and practices of resignification of women as victims: From vulnerability to resistance’, funded by the Spanish National Plan for Research, Development and Innovation: Project of Excellence.
In March 2020, Dr Favaro re-joined City to research the current sex/gender dispute – also sometimes known as the ‘gender wars’ – in feminism and academia. Since then, she has developed two different but interrelated studies. The first is an ethnography of feminist academia, with fieldwork including document and social media analysis, as well as 50 in-depth interviews. The second, in collaboration with Dr Vanessa Gash, is a representative survey of social scientists titled ‘The Gender Wars Survey: A Case Study of Working Life in Academia’. With the support of a British Academy/Leverhulme Small Research Grant (SG2122\210460), during Summer 2022 the online survey was fielded in England and in Ireland.
Dr Favaro’s work has been published in journals including the Journal of Gender Studies, Australian Feminist Studies and tripleC: Communication, Capitalism & Critique, as well as in edited collections such as Women’s Periodicals and Print Culture in Britain, 1940s-2000s: The Contemporary Period (2020), Aesthetic Labour: Rethinking Beauty Politics in Neoliberalism (2017), and Collecting Qualitative Data: A Practical Guide to Textual, Media and Virtual Techniques (2017).
- PhD Sociology, City, University of London, United Kingdom, 2017
- Introductory Certificate in Academic Practice (Teaching), City, University of London, United Kingdom, 2015
- MA English Linguistics: New Applications and International Communication, Complutense University of Madrid, Spain, 2012
- Bachelor of Education (Primary), University of Alcalá, Spain, 2010
- Postgraduate Certificate in Education (Secondary), University of Alcalá, Spain, 2007
- Postgraduate Diploma in Art Education, Complutense University of Madrid, Spain, 2006
- BA (Hons) Sociology, Leeds Beckett University, United Kingdom, 2004
Publications by category
- Favaro, L. (2020). ‘Hey, here’s the new way’: Young women’s magazines in times of the Web 3.0. In Hollows, J. and Forster, L. (Eds.), Women's Periodicals and Print Culture in Britain, 1940s-2000s Edinburgh University Press..
- Favaro, L. and Gill, R. (2019). ‘Pump Up the Positivity’: Neoliberalism, affective entrepreneurship and the victimhood/agency debate. In Gómez Nicolau, E., Gámez Fuentes, M.J. and Núñez Puente, S. (Eds.), Re-writing Women as Victims: From Theory to Practice. Routledge.
- Favaro, L. (2018). Postfeminist sexpertise on the “porn and men issue”: A transnational perspective. In Harrison, K. and Ogden, C.A. (Eds.), Pornographies: Critical Positions. University of Chester Press.
- Favaro, L. (2018). Feminismo Cultural. In De Miguel, A. (Ed.), Historia Gráfica de la Teoría Feminista. Illustrated by Marta de la Rocha. Melusina.
- Favaro, L. (2017). ‘Just be confident girls!’: Confidence Chic as Neoliberal Governmentality. In Elias, A.S., Gill, R. and Scharff, C. (Eds.), Aesthetic Labour: Rethinking Beauty Politics in Neoliberalism (pp. 283–299). Palgrave Macmillan.
- Favaro, L., Gill, R. and Harvey, L. (2017). Making Media Data: An Introduction to Qualitative Media Research. In Braun, V., Clarke, V. and Gray, D. (Eds.), Collecting Qualitative Data: A Practical Guide to Textual, Media and Virtual Techniques Cambridge University Press.
Internet publications (2)
- Favaro, L. (2022). Researchers are wounded in academia’s gender wars. Times Higher Education.
- Favaro, L. and De Miguel, A. (2018). Sociedades patriarcales y neoliberales: sobre la urgencia de su análisis crítico en tiempos de ‘feminismos cool’. Ágora: Espacio de Formación Feminista.
Journal articles (9)
- Favaro, L. (2022). The sex/gender dispute in feminist academia: Qualitative research findings. Report for the Equality & Human Rights Commission..
- Favaro, L. Transnational Technologies of Gender and Mediated Intimacy. https://openaccess.city.ac.uk/id/eprint/17107/. (PhD Thesis)