Francisca Filha has a degree in Social Sciences from the State University of Rio Grande do Norte – UERN (1996), a degree in Theology from the Pastoral Center for Religious Sciences (2000), with a specialization in Anthropology from UERN (1998), Master’s Degree in Development and Environment from UERN/PRODEMA (2002) and PhD in Communication Sciences from the Institute of Social Sciences (ICS) of the University of Minho/Portugal (2021).

She is currently a teacher at the Federal Institute of Education, Science and Technology of Rio Grande do Norte (IFRN). She is a member of the collegiate of the lato sensu post-graduation course in education and contemporaneity; and the Center for Studies and Research in Education, Gender and Diversity (NEGÊDI). She is part of the Interdisciplinary Centre of Social Sciences (CICS-Uminho) and the Communication and Society Research Centre of the University of Minho.

She has experience in Sociology, with a particular focus on Sociology, working mainly on the following themes: education, gender, family farming and environment.