Matos, Raquel

Universidade Católica Portuguesa, Research Centre for Human Development


Raquel Matos is a Senior Lecturer and Member of the Research Centre for Human Development at Universidade Católica Portuguesa. Over the past 15 years she has worked on gender, crime and imprisonment, publishing articles and book chapters about the life trajectories of women in prison and a book about 'life pathways, meanings of crime and identity construction in young female offenders’. More recently, Raquel Matos has been developing research on gender, migration and detention as well as on young offenders’ life pathways and experiences in the justice system.