PhD in Communication Sciences, by the University of Minho, in 2012, Alberto Sá is a Lecturer at the Institute of Social Sciences, University of Minho, where he is the Director of the Graduation Degree in Communication Sciences, teaching in the fields of communication and digital media.

He has been researching on memory studies, particularly on mediated memories in the digital age. In 2013, he was appointed co-leader of the e-COST Action IS1205 (working group 2) and member of the steering committee.