Lecturer in the Department of Communication Sciences of the Institute of Social Sciences of the University of Minho, in Portugal, Silvana Mota-Ribeiro got her PhD in Communication Sciences at the same University, in 2011. She teaches in the fields of visual culture and semiotics, arts, fashion and strategic communication.

Silvana Mota-Ribeiro studies in the fields of gender discourses, image analysis, social semiotics and multimodality.