Zara Pinto-Coelho is an Associate Professor at the Department of Communication Sciences of the University of Minho, where she teaches, among others, Sociology of Communication and Discourse Studies.

Her research interests include discourse theories and their critical applications in Media Studies and Cultural Studies, on topics related to power, ideology, inequality and social injustice, for example, the intersection of gender and heterosexuality, public health, political participation and social movements.

Currently, she is co-coordinator of the project Passeio – Urban Art and Culture Platform of CECS.