João Cruz

João obtained a bachelor’s degree in Philosophy from the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities at the Nova University of Lisbon in 2018. He has master’s degree in General Philosophy at the same university with a dissertation about Laughter in Baudelaire: a problem of translation between subject and life. He is currently a doctoral student in Philosophy, where he seeks to develop his project The existential lethargy of the head of the family – a study on the notion of everyday life in The Book of Disquiet. In 2021, he won the merit and excellence award for best master’s degree.

Nicolás Asensio Jiménez


Nicolás Asensio Jiménez received his PhD in Spanish Literature by the Complutense University of Madrid (2020), with a thesis on the traditional ballads or romances related to the Battle of Roncesvalles. He currently works as assistant researcher at the IELT thanks to a Marie Skłodowska-Curie fellowship from the European Commission. Together with Teresa Araújo, he develops the project The Golden Age of the Romancero: Echoes of Traditional Ballads in Medieval and Early Modern Spanish Literature. [Scientific outputs]

Catarina Alhinha

Catarina Alhinha holds a bachelor`s degree in Portuguese Studies from the University of Lisbon. She is currently a master student at NOVA University Lisbon (NOVA FCSH) and a researcher at IELT, focusing on fairy tales and digital humanities for the European project VAST: Values Across Space and Time. Her research interests centre on Fernando Pessoa’s studies, literary modernism (English and Portuguese), and contemporary literature.

Mariana Nascimento

Mariana Nascimento is a PhD student in Comparative Studies at NOVA FCSH and the University of Warwick. She is developing a thesis on figurations of remains in the works of Fernando Guerreiro, Manuel Gusmão and Teresa Villaverde. It explores the possibility of a hybrid and dialogic language manifested in objects that are also compound and phantasmatic. She holds a Master’s Degree in Aesthetics and Artistic Studies, with a dissertation entitled The Residue as the Resistance of Matter: the Rematerialisation of the World through Poetry and Photography (FCSH). She has a degree in Arts and Humanities from the Faculdade de Letras da Universidade de Lisboa.

Isabel Henriques de Jesus

Degree in educational psychology, graduate degree in Romance Literatures, and PHD in Romance Languages and Literatures, specializing in Modern Portuguese Literature. Thesis entitled The image of women in Portuguese literature in the late 1960s. Besides the field of teacher education where she worked for most of my professional life, feminist and gender studies have been her main area of research during the last 20 years. Coordinator of the Portuguese women writers during military dictatorship and estado novo in Portugal, Africa, Asia and countries of emigration project, that aims to survey and study women who published between the years 1926 and 1974, as well as analyze their works and the contexts of their production. She coordinates a research team in the field of women’s studies and direct the journal Faces de Eva. Estudos sobre a Mulher, which is a biannual scientific publication.

Fátima Ribeiro de Medeiros


PhD student in Portuguese Studies, specializing in Literature Studies, at the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities of the Universidade NOVA de Lisboa. She has taught Portuguese and Portuguese Literature at various levels of education, from secondary to higher education. She has been carrying out research in different – yet interdependent – areas, focusing mainly on Portuguese literature of the 20th and 21st centuries and feminism in the early 20th century. She has published extensively on these subjects. [Scientific outputs]

Diana Duarte Ferreira


Diana Duarte Ferreira is a doctoral student in Portuguese Studies at the Faculty of Social and Human Sciences of Universidade Nova de Lisboa and has a degree in Portuguese Studies from the same institution. She has been developing her research on Brazilian literature, literary theory, and interart studies. Since 2021, she has been a PhD research fellow at IELT/FCT. [Scientific outputs]

Márcia Seabra Neves

Márcia Liliana Seabra Neves has an undergraduate degree in Teaching Portuguese and French from the University of Aveiro. She finished her PhD in Culture, in December 2010, at the same University with a thesis entitled Da francofilia no imaginário presencista: da NRF à presença. Between 2012 and 2018, she was a postdoctoral fellow and a member of the Institute for the Study of Literary and Tradition, at Universidade NOVA de Lisboa. Here she developed a research project under the theme Zooficções: figuras da animalidade nas narrativas portuguesa e brasileira contemporâneas (SFRH/BPD/80743/2011). Since February 2019, she has been a hired researcher at IELT / School of Social Sciences and Humanities, Universidade NOVA de Lisboa, where she also teaches Francophone Literature, 19th Century French Culture and Literature, in the Department of Languages, Cultures and Modern Literatures. Her current research focuses on the theme Zoofições e geopoéticas: cartografias da animalidade. She is also a collaborating member of the Centre for Languages, Literatures and Cultures of the University of Aveiro. She has published several articles in the scope of cultural studies, comparative literature and the figuration of animality in the Portuguese narrative of the 20th and 21st centuries. [Scientific outputs]

Álvaro Piquero Rodríguez

Álvaro Piquero is PdH degree in Spanish Literature by Complutense University of Madrid with PhD thesis La imaginería en la poesía erótica de los Siglos de Oro (2021). At this time, he has a postdoctoral contract “Margarita Salas”, in whose context he is developing the project named La imaginería erótica en el romancero panhispánico: catalogación, análisisis y marcado digital (Erotic Images in Pan-Hispanic Ballad: Documentation, Analysis and Digital Markup). From March of 2022, he has been doing a research stay in project at Institute for the Study of Literature and Tradition (IELT – NOVA FCSH). He has teached in Complutense University of Madrid, in Perugia University and in Algarve University. Related with his scientific works, he has published in high impact journals and in national and international collective monographs and he is author of the edition Álbum de Venus, seguida de Arte de putear de Moratín (Visor, 2014) and the book Ramón Menéndez Pidal en la Sierra de Guadarrama. Crónica de un vecino de San Rafael (Fundación Ramón Menéndez Pidal, 2018). In addition, he takes part regulary in national and international conferences, being part of the organizing committee of the IX Jornadas de Iniciación a la Investigación en Lengua y Literaturas Hispánicas (Madrid, UCM, 2021) and the VI Congreso Internacional del Romancero (Madrid, UCM, 2019). Considering their work experience in Digital Humanities, he is nowadays the administrator of Archivo del Romancero, from Ramón Menéndez Pidal Foundation, where he collaborates as a researcher too. In the end, he is also member of Menéndez Pidal University Institute at Complutense University of Madrid.

Ricardo Marques


Ricardo Marques has graduated in English and Portuguese and holds a PhD in Portuguese Literature, granted by NOVA FCSH. In this institution he has been a researcher at some centres (CETAPS, IELT, IEMo) and has just began work on a FCT – approved project on the Literary and Artistic magazines that belong to the first phase of Portuguese Modernism. [Scientific outputs]