PhD in Human and Social Sciences – Culture, she is an Associate Professor with aggregation (in Cultural Sciences) at the University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro. She has published in the area of Cultural Sciences/Cultural Studies, namely in the area of post-colonial cultures of the Portuguese language and Afro-American studies. Integrates the direction of the PhD and MA courses in Cultural Sciences at UTAD.

Research interests: Cultural Sciences [Portuguese-speaking African Cultures; Comparative African Cultures (with English as a second language); Colonial Studies; Post-Colonial Studies; Urban Studies;]; [Digital] Cultural Heritage; Creative Cities.