Holds a BA in Sociology from the NOVA University of Lisbon (2003), a MA in Social and Cultural Anthropology (2009) and a PhD in Anthropology (2018) from the University of Lisbon. Since 2019 she is a researcher at the Communication and Society Research Centre (CECS) of the University of Minho in the project “Festivity, cultural heritage and community sustainability. Interplays between research and communication: the ‘Bugiada e Mouriscada de Sobrado’ case”.
In her doctoral research – which resulted in a thesis entitled «Class, memory and identity in Cape Verde: an ethnography of the carnival of São Vicente» – she conducted ethnographic fieldwork in São Vicente island (between 2012 and 2015). During the master and the PhD, her main focus was Cape Verde. Currently, she is developing her research in Northern Portugal, in the district of Porto, where she conducts fieldwork and archival research. Her methodological approach combines historical and ethnographic research and her research interests include tourism, popular culture, class, social memory, identity and cultural heritage.