Historian and senior research fellow at the Instituto de Ciências Sociais, Universidade de Lisboa.
She has a first degree in History and a MA in Late Modern History (Universidade Nova de Lisboa, 1992/1997), a specialisation course in Archival Science (Universidade de Lisboa, 1999), and a PhD in Social Sciences/Historical Sociology (Universidade de Lisboa, 2005). She has also post-graduation training in Oral History (ISCTE-IUL, 2008).
She was research fellow at the Instituto de Investigação Científica Tropical (2009-2014), where she developed an oral history project on the scientific missions to the Portuguese colonies; and the Centro Interuniversitário de História das Ciências e da Tecnologia, Faculdade de Ciências, Universidade de Lisboa (2014-2019), where she has coordinated the project “Field scientists in late Portuguese empire” (IF/00519/2013). From February 2019 to April 2021, she was contracted researcher within the project “The Worlds of (under)development: processes and legacies of the Portuguese colonial empire in a comparative perspective (1945-1975)”, at the Centro de Estudos Sociais, Universidade de Coimbra.
Her research, marked by a strong interdisciplinary approach, has focused the history of the late modern Portuguese colonial empire, in particular the circulation of ideas, people and knowledge.
Currently, she conducts the research project “African knowledge in the scientific archives of Portuguese colonialism (1930s-early 1970s)” (2020.02916.CEECIND), granted with the FCT Stimulus of Scientific Employment, Individual Support - 3rd edition.
Research area: Late Modern History
Keywords: Portuguese Colonial Empire (19th-20th century); Colonail Africa; Science and Empire; Colonial Archives; Colonial Memory.