Mariana de Freitas Branco has a degree in History from the Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas at Universidade NOVA de Lisboa and is currently a master’s student in Women’s Studies at the same institution. Her interests include feminist theory, literature, and history. She is a research fellow of Portuguese women writers during the military dictatorship and the Estado Novo in Portugal, Africa, Asia and countries of emigration project of IELT.