Joana Castaño holds a PhD from Universidade NOVA de Lisboa and Universidade de Oviedo (2021), with the thesis Espanha no Teatro de Manuel de Figueiredo. She was a visiting lecturer of Camões-IP at the University of Oviedo and at the University of São Tomé and Príncipe (2010-2018). She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Portuguese Studies (2005) and a Master in Portuguese as a Second and Foreign Language (2010) both from Nova University of Lisbon. Her research interests include second/foreign language didactics, African literature in Portuguese language and 18th century theatre. Currently she is a Portuguese teacher. [Scientific outputs]