PhD in Sociology at ISCTE – Instituto Universitário de Lisboa, in 2014, with the thesis “Media Literacy and Citizenship: Practices and skills of adults in training in Greater Lisbon” (FCT funding).
She is an associate professor at the Universidade Autónoma de Lisboa (UAL) and Deputy Director of the Department of Communication Sciences at the same university. Scientific coordinator of the Degree in Communication Sciences and of the Master in Applied Communication, she is an integrated researcher of the Centre of Communication and Society Studies of the University of Minho – Media Research Group and Journalism, associate researcher of OBSERVARE – Universidade Autónoma de Lisboa and coordinator researcher of NIP-C@M (Núcleo de Investigação em Práticas e Competências Mediáticas) – Universidade Autónoma de Lisboa.
She works in the areas of Social Sciences, with emphasis on Communication Sciences and Sociology of Communication. Research areas: Media Literacy and Literacy, Citizenship, Media, Journalism.