Marta Martins holds a PhD in sociology (2020) from the Institute of Social Sciences, University of Minho.

She has been involved in nationally and internationally funded research projects. Between 2015 and 2020, she was a researcher in a project funded by the European Research Council (ref. 648608) and in 2022 she developed her post-doctoral research in an FCT project (ref. PTDC/COM-OUT/0243/2021) about young people, the news and their digital citizenship.

Her research is part of an innovative work in that it brings together the reflection and dialogue of media and forensic experts’ narratives on the use of DNA technologies in the investigation of transnational criminal cases. The empirical innovation has helped to fill a scientific gap in Portugal, as there are no similar studies in the European Union context. Recently, he has also been working on the relationship of young people with the media.

Among the most recent publications is the book: Transnational Criminal Cases. Media Narratives on the Use of DNA Technologies (Humus, 2021) and the article in the journal Humanities & Social Sciences Communications (2021) entitled: “News media representation on EU immigration before Brexit: The ‘Euro-Ripper’ case”.