Palmira Morais Rocha de Almeida was born and lives in Lisbon. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Romance Philology and a post-graduation in Brazilian and Portuguese-speaking African Literatures from the Faculty of Letters of the University of Lisbon. She completed a PhD in Romance Languages and Literatures (Compared Romance Literatures) at the School of Social Sciences and Humanities of Universidade NOVA de Lisboa. A retired university lecturer, she currently devotes herself to research work. [Research outputs]