Assistant Professor at Universidade Aberta, in Lisbon, where she was awarded her PhD in Portuguese Studies/Theory of Literature (on the narrative relationship between Literature and Film) and teaches Film Studies, Theory of Literature, Comparative Literature and Interart Studies. As Guest Professor she taught Portuguese Literature at Universidade Católica Portuguesa (UCP) and Film Narratology at Universidade de Coimbra, and she has coordinated and taught several MA courses in São Paulo – Brasil (at USP, UNESP and PUC-SP). She coordinates the BA in Humanities and the MA in Comparative Literature at UAb. She is a senior member of CECC (Centro de Estudos de Comunicação e Cultura) at UCP, where she coordinates the Research Group in Literature, Cinema and Religion, and a collaborator of CETAPS (Centre for English, Translation and Anglo-Portuguese Studies). She publishes mainly in the areas of Narrative Theory and Film Studies, especially on filmmakers such as Manoel de Oliveira, Andrei Tarkovsky, Carl Dreyer and Robert Bresson.