PhD in Cultural Studies by the University of Minho and the University of Aveiro, in 2016, Sara Vidal Maia focuses her research on cultural and gender studies, theories of power/discourse and identity, and also Cultural Tourism.

She is a member of the IRENNE Association – Association for Research, Prevention and Fighting Violence and Exclusion – , and the Working Group Gender and Sexualities of Sopcom.

Sara Vidal Maia was a Doctoral Research Grant Holder, by the Portuguese Foundation for the Science and Technology (FCT).