Holder of a PhD in Sociology from the Institute of Social Sciences at the University of Minho (2015), she is an assistant researcher at the Communication and Society Research Centre (CECS) at the same university. Her research explores the technological surveillance of criminalised populations, the relationships between family, genetics and crime and the reconfigurations of family relationships inside and outside prison. She is currently developing the project “Between control and care: The reconfiguration of genetic surveillance through DNA technologies”. Her most recent publications include the books Genetic Surveillance and Crime Control (Routledge, 2021), Modes of Bio-Bordering: The Hidden (Dis)Integration of Europe (Palgrave, 2020), Forensic Genetics in the Governance of Crime (Palgrave, 2020) and Para Cá e Para Lá dos Muros. Negociar relações familiares durante a reclusão – Here and Beyond the Walls. Negotiating Family Relationships during Reclusion (Afrontamento, 2017).