Thales Estefani (PhD student in Materialities of Literature, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, University of Coimbra) is currently a collaborating researcher at IELT. He was a research fellow in the areas of literary studies, tradition and digital humanities, within the scope of the project VAST: Values Across Space & Time (IELT – NOVA FCSH). He has a master’s degree in Arts, Culture and Languages (CAPES scholarship), from the Federal University of Juiz de Fora (Brazil), and a bachelor’s degree in Social Communication with an emphasis on Publishing, from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (Brazil). He was the executive editor of the journal MATLIT: Materialities of literature (UC, 2018-2021). Currently, he also collaborates with the “MATLIT LAB: Humanities Laboratory” (FLUC) and the CNPq Research Group “Literature and Design of Artifacts for Children and Young People in the Digital World” (UFSC). His research focuses on visual arts, narratives in different media, traditional stories and material culture. Website: