Coordinator Professor at the School of Education – Polytechnic Institute of Porto, Vice-President of the Technical-Scientific Board and Director of the bachelor’s degree in Foreign Languages and Cultures. PhD by the Arts Faculty of the University of Porto in Literature (African Literature in English, French and Portuguese). Researcher at IELT – Institute for the Study of Literature and Tradition. Collaborating member of INED (Centre for Research and Innovation in Education) of the School of Education. Her research focuses on the field of African literature, within a compared literature approach, on the area of intercultural communication and education and on the area of Australian literature and culture.