Cristina Nunes is a sociologist and she holds a PhD in 2018 (ISCTE) with a thesis entitled "Anti-austerity Activism: National Protests in Transformation?", in which she analyses the cycle of protests against austerity measures established by the Portuguese government and the so called Troika, as well as activist groups that emerged during this period (2011-2013). Since 2004 she has participated in numerous research projects (domestic and international) highlighting themes of globalization, social movements, labor relations and trade unionism. She has recent published "Transnational Cycles of Protests - From Global Justice Movements to Anti-Austerity Protests" (2017) and "Portugal and Spain in the International Protest Cycles: From Global Justice Movement to Anti-austerity Protests "(2019). She is currently a research fellow at the Institute of Social Sciences (ICS), on the project "Representativeness of Social Partners and the Impact in Economic Governance".