Ana Cristina Pereira (AKA Kitty Furtado) is a cultural critic committed to blurring boundaries between academia and the public sphere. She has a PhD in Cultural Studies (University of Minho), a Master in Education Sciences (University of Aveiro) and a degree in Theatre Studies (ESMAE).

She was a post-doctoral researcher of the project “(De)Othering” (2020-22, University of Coimbra); researcher of the project “CulturesPast&Present” (2018-22, CECS) and of the project “À margem do cinema português: um estudo sobre o cinema afrodescendente” produced in Portugal (2018-20, University of Coimbra).

Furthermore, she coordinates the research line “Migrant Activisms” within the project “MigraMediaActs” (2022-25, CECS). Among several national and international publications, she co-edited issue 6 of VISTA – Revista de Cultura Visual on “(In)Visibilidades: imagem e racismo” (2020) and issue 54 of the journal Comunicação e Linguagens on “Gendering decolonizations: ways of seeing and Knowing” (2021).

She is co-author (with Rosa Cabecinhas) of the book Abrir os Gomos do Tempo: conversas sobre cinema em Moçambique (2022).