Is currently a researcher (CEEC Individual 2017) and “Art, History and Heritage” research group coordinator (2016-) at the CHAM – Centre for the Humanities, FCSH, Universidade NOVA de Lisboa, Universidade dos Açores. Coordinates, with Renata Malcher de Araujo, the research project “TechNetEMPIRE – Technoscientific Networks in the construction of the built environment in the Portuguese Empire (1647-1871)” funded by FCT (PTDC/ART-DAQ/31959/2017).

Graduated in Architecture at Universidade de Coimbra (1997), Ph.D. in Art History at Université de Paris I (2011). Postdoctoral research fellow at CHAM-FCSH/NOVA and CIUCHT-UL e UNL, from January 2012 to December 2017 and visiting fellow at CSISP, Goldsmith, University of London (2012). Her previous professional experience includes the collaboration in several architectural studios (1997-2007) and teaching at various levels of education from vocational education to University (1994-2011).

Member of “Thinking Goa” research project, Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil, with the support of FAPESP (2014/15657-8) and a member of the executive committee International Group for Studies of Colonial Periodical Press of the Portuguese Empire (

Her research focuses on colonial public works in the Portuguese Empire during the long 19th century. She’s interested in approaching this theme between history of architecture and history of technology and in using digital methods of research in the humanities.

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