Was born in Porto in 1977, with an Indian and Portuguese-German background. He studied architecture in Coimbra, Goa and Porto, graduating in 2005. Between 2006 and 2008, he was a junior researcher in the project “Bombay Before the British”, coordinated by professors Walter Rossa and Paulo Varela Gomes, and based in the Architecture Department of Coimbra University. In 2012 he concluded his PHD thesis with the title “Defensive System of the Northern Province of the Estado da Índia, 1521-1739”. In 2013, he started his post-doctoral research project “Framing Identity: cityscapes and architecture of Catholic origin in Mumbai (16th to 20th centuries)”. Since 2019, he is working as an integrated researcher in the Centre for Social Studies, coordinating the project “Re-framing Identity: Management of Contested Cultural Heritage Sites in the South and Southeast Asia”. Since 2012, he is responsible for the chair of History of Portuguese Architecture, in Lusófona University Porto.

CES – Centre for Social Studies of the University of Coimbra