Genders in Transition: Masculinities, Affects, Bodies, and Technoscience

Begonya Enguix Grau

Begonya Enguix ( (Orcid No. 0000-0002-5020-9019) is an Associate Professor in the Arts and Humanities Department of the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (Open University of Catalonia, UOC). She holds a degree in American Anthropology (Universidad Complutense de Madrid), a degree in Advertising (UCM-UOC) and a PhD in Social and Cultural Anthropology (Urban Anthropology)(Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Tarragona). She has participated in many research projects on migration, anthropology of the body, gender, love, and digital identities among others. Nowadays she is the principal researcher of the project ‘Genders and Postgenders: A Cartography of Gender meanings (for Social Transformation)’ (National Programme of R+D, 2017-2019). She is the PI of the project “Weaving the sovereignty and secessionism: politics, emotions and affections” (Institute of Studies of Self-Government, Generalitat of Catalonia) Sep.2019-Dec. 2020 and she is also the PI of the research group ‘Medusa: Genders in Transition. Masculinities, bodies, affects and technoscience’ (UOC), and is a member of ‘Mediaccions@Digital Culture Research Group’ (UOC) and of the ‘Research Group on Anthropology of the Body’ (Catalan Institute of Anthropology). She lectures and conducts research on genders, bodies, sexualities, identities, and their intersections with the urban, the media, activism and the digital. She has published over 50 works on these fields. From March to July 2019 she has occupied the Aigner Rollet Guest Professorship in Women’s and Gender Studies, in the Department of Cultural Anthropology and European Ethnology of the Karl-Franzens Universität, Graz (Austria).


Publications 2017-19

Enguix, B. Cristina Pereira (eds.)(2020) Sexualities, Gender and Violence: a view from the Iberian Peninsula (Portugal and Spain), New York:  Nova Publishers (accepted)

Enguix, Begonya (2019) Orgullo, Protesta, Negocio y otras derivas LGTB. Madrid: Editorial Doce Calles (in press)

Enguix, Begonya (2019) El diseño del cuerpo-género de Bowie a Zara, en Martinez Morant, Mara (ed.) bodies_perceptions_design, Barcelona:Bau edicions, pp. 15-31 

Enguix, B. (2019) “Sexualidades, Género, Disidencias y Centros”, Anales del Museo Nacional de Antropología (in press)

Enguix, Begonya, Nardini, Krizia, and Abril, Paco (2018) Hombres en Movimiento: Representaciones, Política y Cuidados. Quaderns ICA Monográfico, núm. 34.

Enguix, B. (2018) ‘Cuerpos desbordados como ensamblaje. Habitar lo “masculino” de forma “posthumana’ en Quaderns de l’ICA, Monográfico núm. 34.

Enguix, B.; Nardini, K.; Abril, P. (2018) “Introducción. Hombres en movimiento, Masculinidades en revisión”, Quaderns, Monográfico núm. 34

Enguix, B. y Erick Gómez (2018) “Masculine Bodies, Selfies, and the (Re)configurations of Intimacy” en Men and Masculinities, Vol. 21: 1, pp. 112-130 DOI 10.1177/1097184X17696168

Enguix, B., González Ramos, Ana M. (2018) ‘Cuerpos, mujeres y narrativas: Imaginando corporalidades y géneros’, Athenea Digital

González Ramos, A. Enguix, B. y Revelles, Beatriz (2018) ‘ Who possesses possessed women? Women and Females Bodies as territories for Male Interference’, Revista Latinoamericana de Estudios sobre Cuerpos, Emociones y sociedad, vol. 10 núm. 27, pp. 85-94

Enguix, B. (2017) No desfilamos, nos manifestamos”: activismos y manifestaciones LGTB en España” , Onteaiken, Argentina, núm. 24, pp. 40-55

Enguix, B. (2017) “Protesta, Mercado e Identidad en las celebraciones del Orgullo LGTB en España”, Convergencia (México) número 73 enero-abril 2017, UAEM, pp. 165-186

Active projects 2019

– LGBT Wellbeing in Global Contexts. PI Dr. Shelley Craig (University of Toronto); PI Dr. Begonya Enguix (UOC, Spain). Name:  Queerying resilence: Leveraging information and communication technologies to negotiate gender and sexual minority youth identify and wellbeing within diverse global contexts. Funding Agency: Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) (Canada). Total budget 2.500.000 Can. Dollars, Period: March 2018- December 2025. 

– Masculinity, Sex and Popular Culture Network. PI John Mercer (Univ. Birmingham); PI Dr. Begonya Enguix (UOC, Spain). Funding Agency: Arts and Humanities Research Council Research Grants (Great Britain). Period: 2018-2020

– ‘Weaving sovereignty and secessionism: politics, emotions and affections’. Institute for Self-Government Studies, Government of Catalonia. IP Dr. Begonya Enguix Grau. Amount: € 30,000. Date: September 1, 2019 – December 15, 2020

– Gender and Post-gender: Mapping meanings (for social transformation). R & D Project State Program for the promotion of scientific and technical research of excellence, state subprogram for the generation of knowledge. Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness. MINECO FEM2016-77963-C2-2-P. Period: 2016-2019. Budget: 30.250 euro. Participants: Dr. Elisa Herrera, Dr. Krizia Nardini, Dr. Agnès Vayreda, Dr. Francesc Núñez, Dr. Paco Abril. IP Dr. Begonya Enguix (UOC, Spain).

– Social Networks as a tool to combat Gender Violence. IP: Dr. Ana M. González Ramos. Funding entities: Department of Governance and Institutional Relations of the Generalitat de Catalunya. Start / end date: 09/08/2018 07/09/2019. Duration: 1 year. Participate: Dr. Ana M. González Ramos, Dr. Begonya Enguix

Finished Projects 2017-18

– Collaborative Narratives PI: Antoni Roig (UOC). Name: Reptes i oportunitats per al disseny i desenvolupament de ficcions col.laboratives inclusives en entorns educatius: Caçadors d’Històries, Funding Agency: Ajuntament de Barcelona; Amount: 6000 euros; Period: 2017 and 2018

– Selfies, Genders and the Digital. PI: Gemma San Cornelio (UOC). Name: Selfie stories y personal data: metodologías hibridas para el análisis de las narrativas visuales en la cultura digital. Funding Agency: Fundación BBVA; Amount: 54000 euro; Period:2015-2017