PhD in Sociology by the ISCTE – IUL, in 2014, Paula Lopes is a associate professor in the Department of Communication Sciences of the Autonomous University of Lisbon (UAL). She develops her research on practices and media literacy skills and their relationship with citizenship practices.

Paula Lopes is a member of ALFAMED (European and american Network in the Field of Media Skills), ELO (Research Unity of Local Studies) and FILM (Informal Forum about Media Literacy). She is a member of the Portugues Club of Arts and Ideas, since 1988.

She is a former journalist, training member in CENJOR, and also worked in instituticional and cultural events.