I’m a poet, researcher, and educator, affiliated with the Centre for Theatre Studies of the University of Lisbon (CET/FLUL).  My research is in poetry, drama, and literary archives.  I’m particularly interested in how different areas of knowledge conceive creativity and how one projects voice/body/breathing into poetry.  My research-heart is in transdisciplinary work.


From Nov. 2016 to Jun. 2019, I worked as a postdoctoral research associate at the Dept. of Portuguese and Brazilian Studies (POBS) at Brown University, researching the archives of Hubert Jennings and Fernando Pessoa, as well as leading the Journals@BDR pilot.  In 2015, I became affiliated with the Centre for Theatre Studies (CET/FLUL) at the University of Lisbon, and worked on both the print and digital editions of Pessoa’s Fausto.  I hold a Doctorate in Literary Studies (2012) from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio), advised by Cleonice Berardinelli.  I also have an MA in Literary Studies (2008) and a BA in Communications, with a specialization in Journalism (2005), both from PUC-Rio.  Since 2015, I have been a member of the editorial board of Pessoa Plural—A Journal of Fernando Pessoa Studies, currently serving the journal as Associate Managing Editor.  I have been involved in transdisciplinary projects inside and outside academia, such as facilitating the creation of integrated curriculum (GCE Lab School), coordinating a non-profit dedicated to ecological education (One to Trees), and training a team of translators (Rational Services).  I nurture an interest in Digital Humanities, as I seek to fuse a love for collaborative research, a passion for poetry, and a fascination with logic.

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