Inês Mestre studied Anthropology (Nova University of Lisbon) and Documentary Film (Pompeu Fabra University of Barcelona). In 2013, she finished a master final project in Anthropology: Visual Cultures (Nova University of Lisbon). Currently, she is doing her PhD in Anthropology (FCSH/NOVA and ISCTE-IUL), with a scholarship by the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology, and she conducts research about confectionery in Portugal, working in the fields of food, heritage, memory, body and visual anthropology. She is a member of the Visual Anthropology and Arts Laboratory at CRIA, and she is devoted to develop and promote the intersections between anthropology and artistic practices.
Food as cultural heritage: confectionery in Portugal