Portugal (Azores) | Cape Verde | USA
whaling | cultural heritage | social memory | maritime mobilities
Holds a BA in Sociology (2003, FCSH-NOVA University of Lisbon), an MA in Social and Cultural Anthropology (2009, ICS-University of Lisbon) and a PhD in Anthropology/specialization in Anthropology and History (2018, ICS-University of Lisbon) with the dissertation «Class, memory and identity in Cape Verde: an ethnography of the carnival of São Vicente».
Currently she is a researcher at CRIA – Centre for Research in Anthropology (NOVA University of Lisbon) where she develops the research project WHAlands – Whaling Heritage in the Atlantic islands: America, the Azores and Cape Verde entangled by the sea (19th-21st centuries). She is also the principal investigator of the project ADBA (Documental Archive of the Azorean Whaling).
Her methodological approach combines historical and ethnographic research and her research interests include whaling, class, social memory, identity, cultural heritage, maritime mobilities and colonialism.