Ph.D. and Master in African Studies, double undergraduate degrees in Public Administration and Foreign Languages. Integrated Researcher at the Centre for International Studies of ISCTE – University Institute of Lisbon. Joint Collaborating Researcher at the Orient Institute and the Centre for Public Administration and Public Policies of the Institute of Social and Political Sciences of the University of Lisbon.
Combined interest in Political Science, Social Anthropology, Translation and Interpreting. Work focusing on strengthening the ability of interdisciplinary research in African Studies to address the complex challenges facing the Global South today – the shifting nature of globalization, demographic and societal issues, urban-rural links, and the need for transnational solutions, compromise and cultural diplomacy in order to achieve equitable and sustainable futures for all. Publications and latest projects addressing local development, regional relations, comparative politics, and contemporary island research.