Júlia Garraio is researcher at the Center for Social Studies (Humanities, Migrations and Peace Studies), integrating the research group Humanities, Migrations and Peace Studies.Co-coordinator of GT-POLICREDOS together with Teresa Toldy and Luciane Lucas Santos. Most of her research, activities and publications were dedicated to the German literature and culture in the 20th and 21st centuries. Her post-doctoral research project focused the cultural memories of the rape of German women and girls in the context of WWII. Her recent work examines how women's experiences in wartime are appropriated and transformed by gendered national scripts. Her current research interests include sexual violence, masculinities, feminisms, nationalism, comparative literature and media. She is co-founder of the international research group SVAC-Sexual Violence in Armed Conflict (https://warandgender.net/about/). She integrates the International Editorial Board of the European Journal of Women's Studies (https://journals.sagepub.com/editorial-board/EJW). She is a researcher of the project DECODEM(De)Coding Masculinities: Towards an enhanced understanding of media's role in shaping perceptions of masculinities in Portugal.