Virgínia Boechat teaches Portuguese as a foreign language at AgroParisTech, Mines Paris – PSL and École Normale Supérieure, in France. She is a researcher in Literature, History of Art and Book History, with an emphasis on the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. She is pursuing her second PhD, in Medieval Studies, at the Universidade Nova de Lisboa and the Universidade Aberta. She carried out post-doctoral research funded by Capes at the Universidade de Aveiro, was a Temporary Professor of Literature at the Universidade Federal do Pampa, has a PhD in Literature from Universidade de São Paulo, a Master’s degree in Literature Studies from Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro and a Bachelor’s degree in Literature from Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro.