Professor and researcher at University Institute of Lisbon (ISCTE-IUL). PhD in sociology with specialization on art and culture parallel to biographical and memory approaches as well as in the area of visual studies. Co-founder of the Master on Communication, Culture and Information and Technology in ISCTE-IUL. Author of numerous papers and publications with regular attendance at inter/national conferences. With participation in some European projects, and since the last decade working on contemporary Europe, namely about cultural issues, art and heritage also embracing iconographic perspectives.