Maria Schtine Viana is a PhD student at the Department of Portuguese Studies of the School of Social Sciences and Humanities at Universidade NOVA de Lisboa. She is also a member of the Institute for the Study of Literature and Tradition (IELT). She was a research assistant at Centre for the Humanities (CHAM ). She is a doctoral grant from Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia. She holds a Master’s Degree in Philosophy from the Institute of Brazilian Studies at Universidade de São Paulo (Brazil), in the program Brazilian Cultures and Identities (2013). She has a Bachelor of Arts’ Degree in French and Portuguese Languages and Literatures (2004), awarded by the Department of Modern Letters of the Faculty of Philosophy, Letters and Human Sciences at Universidade de São Paulo. She has been a visiting researcher at the Département des Sciences du Langage of the Université de Rouen, France (1998). She took courses and workshops in performing arts at Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil, and has acted as an actress and playwright in several theater companies in São Paulo. She worked for two decades as an editor at several publishing houses in São Paulo. She is the author of textbooks and books aimed at the training of teachers, as well as children’s books and youth literature. Through her research work she has been exploring the following themes: Brazilian literature, Portuguese literature, French literature, book publishing history and the social history of children’s books. [Scientific outputs]