PhD in Communication Sciences from the Institute of Social Sciences of the University of Minho (2016) and assistant researcher at the Communication and Society Research Centre (CECS) of the same university.

She focuses on issues within the scope of communication policies, media regulation, e-governance and e-participation for critical and active citizenship.

In the last five years, she has dedicated herself to digital government and the monitoring and evaluation of different dimensions under digital government, with a focus on local government, as well as e-participation and the use of digital media for digital democracy.

Currently, at the CECS, she is a researcher in the project “Euromedia Ownership Monitor – EurOMo” and aims to reconcile the knowledge acquired in the basic training with the experience as a researcher at the United Nations University Operating Unit on Policy-Driven Electronic Governance (UNU-EGOV). In particular, her interest is to investigate the media as a platform for active and participatory citizenship and electronic participation, considering the triad government, citizens and media and emphasizing the digital media in the context of technological innovations.

Mariana Lameiras is a national correspondent and collaborates with the European Audiovisual Observatory and with the Institute for Information Law (University of Amsterdam), an associated entity of the European Audiovisual Observatory (Council of Europe), through the development of collective studies and the regular writing of articles for IRIS – Legal Observations of the European Audiovisual Observatory and for the Merlin database. She integrates the Agency for Assessment and Accreditation of Higher Education (A3ES) as an external evaluator member.