Degree in classical and Portuguese studies, Master of classical and medieval Portuguese literature, by the Faculty of Arts, University of Lisbon. PhD in literary Portuguese studies, by the Faculty of Social and Human Sciences, New University of Lisbon. Exerts activity as a high school teacher, in Portugal, and has developed studies on popularized Portuguese literature of the nineteenth-century and, more recently, on Portuguese literary and cultural circuits between the Seventeenth and the Nineteenth centuries.