He has a PhD in Portuguese Culture and is a full professor at the University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro. He has published in the area of Cultural Sciences/Cultural Studies, namely in the area of Portuguese Culture and Portuguese-speaking African cultures.

Integrates the direction of the PhD and MA courses in Cultural Sciences at UTAD.

Research interests: Portuguese Culture; Cultural Sciences – African Cultures of Portuguese Language; Colonial Studies; Post-Colonial Studies.