Ana Paiva Morais

Ana Paiva Morais teaches French and Portuguese medieval literature and contemporary French Literature at Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas, Universidade NOVA de Lisboa. Her research work focuses mainly on short narrative genres, with a special interest in the reception of medieval works in modern and contemporary literature and in the connections of medieval texts and the folktale. She has published several articles and studies on the fabliaux, the exempla and the fables in medieval and traditional literature. She was research leader of the FCT funded project A Catalogue and Critical History of the Fable in Portuguese Literature hosted by the Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas of NOVA. [Scientific outputs]

Maria Natividade Pires

Professor coordinator at the Higher School of Education of the Polytechnic Institute of Castelo Branco. PhD in Portuguese Literature, University of Coimbra, in 2001, and Master in Portuguese and French Comparative Literature. She has participated in projects related to traditional storytelling, children’s literature and intercultural education, in the context of teacher training. She is a professor of Children’s Literature and Traditional Literature. She has coordinated the pilot project “To want ant to be able to Read: an experience in formal and non-formal contexts”, developed under the National Reading Plan (2006-2010). She collaborated with the Institut International Charles Perrault (Eaubonne – France) in research projects in the field of children’s literature. Her research has addressed traditional tales and their subversion. She is author of books, like Pontes e Fronteiras. Da Literatura Tradicional à Literatura Contemporânea (2005); Educação Intercultural e Literatura Infantil (2010), with M. Morgado; Literatura Infantil e Juvenil. Formação de Leitores (2013), with A. Balça. Between 2014-2016 she was a member of the Erasmus+ European Project teams “Aqua Narrabilis” (NARRation – Acquisition of Basic skills In Libraries and Schools), coordinated by the Institut für Bibliotheksentwicklung, Gratz-Áustria, and “Boys Reading”, coordinated by the University of Split, Croácia. In 2015-2017, she was also a member of the European Project team Erasmus + “IDPBC – Identity and Diversity in Picture Book Collections” and in 2019-2021, member of the European team of the Project “e-Mysteries – Detective Stories to Engage Students in Close Reading with the Use of Mobile Devices”. She coordinates, since 2017, a Protocol between the Polytechnic Institute of Castelo Branco and the Polytechnic Institute of Macau (since 2022, Polytechnic University of Macau) that covered a degree in Chinese and, since 2018, a degree in Portuguese. [Scientific outputs]

Maria Manuel Valagão

PhD in Environment Sciences, and Investigator in food and environment at the National Institute of Biological Resources – (INRB) Lisbon (Portugal). She has expertise on Sociology of Food and has been Professor at University of Lisbon of ‘Sociology of food and environment’ (ISCTE), Consultant at Food and Nutrition Division of the Food and Agriculture Organization. Expert at “Groupe d’Experts sur les Denrées Alimentaires no Service des Politiques du Consommateur” of EC. Expert at the “Comité Scientifique des Appellations d’Origine, Indications Géographiques et Attestations de Spécificité Alimentaire” of EC; Researcher at IELT (Institute for the Study of Literature and Tradition – NOVA FCSH). Co-author and coordinator of several works, of which the following stand out: Tradição e Inovação Alimentar. Dos recursos Silvestres aos Itinerários Turisticos (2006, Colibri); Natureza, Gastronomia & Lazer (2009, Colibri), which won the Prix de la Littérature Gastronomique in 2010, awarded by the Académie Internationale de Gastronomie;  Algarve Mediterrânico. Tradição, Produtos e Cozinhas (2015, Tinta da china) that beyond of having been among the three best books in the world, 2016, Gourmand Awards, Yantai (China) won the Prix de la Littérature Gastronomique 2016, awarded by the Académie Internationale de Gastronomie in Paris. Vidas e Vozes do Mar e do Peixe (2018, Tinta da china); which was 1st in its category at the 2020 Gourmand Awards; her most recent book, as coordinator and co-author Alimentação, Natureza e Paisagem – Plantas Alimentares, Aromáticas e Medicinais (2022, Tinta da china). [Scientific outputs]

Isabella Gonçalves Vido

Isabella Gonçalves Vido holds a PhD in Literature from the Faculty of Arts and Sciences of UNESP. While studying Friedrich Schiller’s theory of tragedy, she was advised both by Karin Volobuef (UNESP) and Teresa Rodrigues Cadete (FLUL-UL). Her main interests are theory of literature, aesthetics and literature of the 18th century.

Margarida Esperança Pina


Assistant Professor at School of Social Sciences and Humanities from Universidade NOVA de Lisboa, where she has been teaching in the areas of Literary Studies and Translation. She is a researcher at IELT and collaborates with CEAUL – Universidade de Lisboa. Her main areas of interest focus on French Literature and Literature and other arts (Food Studies, History of Medicine / Narrative Medicine). She is a researcher on the project – Cost Action Proposal OC – 2019 1-23925 – Investigation on Comics and Graphic Novels in the Iberian Cultural area (since 2020) and is a collaborator on the project – Humanités Médicales (Centro Théorie et Histoire des Arts et des Littératures de la Modernité – THALIM / Université Paris 3, since 2018). [Scientific outputs]

Nuno Ribeiro

Nuno Ribeiro is a Pessoa researcher at the IInstitute for the Study of Literature and Tradition (NOVA FCSH) and a doctor in Philosophy – in the area of ​​Aesthetics – from the Faculty of Social and Human Sciences of the New University of Lisbon, with a thesis on Pessoa’s philosophical archive entitled Tradition and Pluralism in the Philosophical Writings of Fernando Pessoa, having been subsidized with a grant from the Foundation for Science and Technology (April 2008 to April 2012). He developed a post-doctoral research funded by the São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP), at the Federal University of São Carlos (November 2012 to October 2015), on Fernando Pessoa’s and Ludwig Wittgenstein’s archives. He also carried out post-doctoral research funded by the Department of Philosophy of the University of São de Paulo, within the scope of the PNPD/CAPES program (December 2016 to July 2017). He also developed post-doctoral research on Fernando Pessoa in the Institute for the Study of Literature and Tradition (NOVA FCSH), with funding from the Foundation for Science and Technology (September 2017 to October 2023). He graduated in philosophy at New University of Lisbon (2003-2007), having won a merit scholarship. He is the author of books, articles and book chapters published in Europe, Brazil and the United States, with a special focus on the work of Fernando Pessoa. [Scientific outputs]

Bruno Garcia e Souza

PhD from the Social History of Culture program at PUC-Rio and master’s degree in European Studies from Masarykova Univerzita, in Brno, Czech Republic. His interests focus on subjects related to the intellectual history of the contemporary world, especially in the 20th century. He has dedicated himself to researching the essay genre and extremist speeches.

Carlotta Defenu

Carlotta Defenu is a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow within the research project at the Institute for the Study of Literature and Tradition of the NOVA University of Lisbon. She holds a Ph.D. in Textual Criticism from the University of Lisbon; her doctoral thesis examined the genesis and revision process of Fernando Pessoa’s orthonymous poems. She has published various articles and book chapters in the field of textual criticism, genetic criticism, and genetic translation studies, with a special focus on the work of Fernando Pessoa. Recently, she co-organized, with João Dionísio and Carlota Pimenta, the exhibition “Spot the Differences: variation in Portuguese literature from the Middle Ages until the day before yesterday” at the National Library of Portugal.

Sandra Boto

Assistant Researcher at the School of Social Sciences and Humanities of Universidade NOVA de Lisboa since September 2020, working at IELT, and member of the High Performance Computing Chair (University of Évora). Currently, she develops the project From the past to the future: the platform of the Portuguese expression folk balladry (CEECIND/00058/2018). She holds a PhD in Languages, Literatures and Cultures: Literary Studies from the Universidade NOVA de Lisboa, with the thesis As Fontes do Romanceiro de Almeida Garrett (2012). Her doctoral research was developed within the support of a scholarship granted by the Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia, as well as the post-doctoral project O Romanceiro de Almeida Garrett. A edição crítica integral em formato digital, hosted by the Centre for Portuguese Literature at the University of Coimbra and the Centre for Research in Arts and Communication at the University of the Algarve, which he developed between 2013 and 2019. He has taught and researched at the Universidad de Huelva, the University of the Algarve and the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, where he directed the Portuguese Language Centre of the Camões Institute. From his teaching experience, it is worth highlighting the teaching of Portuguese for Foreigners, Spanish Literature and Digital Humanities. [Scientific outputs]

Sara Lacerda Campino


Sara Campino (1980) is preparing a doctorate in Portuguese Studies – Literature Studies in the NOVA FCSH as an investigator at IELT. Her current research addresses experimental Portuguese poetry from the second half of the 20th century. She has a Master’s degree in Portuguese Studies – Literary Studies by FCSH/UNL (2012) with the thesis Experimental Approaches to Writing in the Work of Alexandre O’Neill and a degree in Architecture by IST/UTL (2004). [Scientific outputs]