Lecturer in the Department of Sociology at the Institute of Social Sciences, in the University of Minho, Rita Ribeiro holds a PhD in Sociology, by the University of Minho, since 2008.

Her main field of research is sociology of culture and she develops her research projects in the following topics: European identity, national identities, cultural policies, culture and local identity, postcolonial studies. She teaches currently in the fields of sociology of culture, multiculturalism and sociology of consumption and is a member of ESA (European Sociological Association).