Associate Professor of Portuguese Language, and Lusophone Literature and Culture at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, United States, where she also serves as coordinator of the Portuguese program. Her research interests are divided between Portuguese contemporary poetry, travel literature, and women’s island literature in a comparative perspective in Portuguese, French and English language, focusing on Geopoetics and Ecocriticism theories. The editing and coordination of the volume Ilhas de vozes em reencontros compartilhados published in 2021, was her most recent book publication.