About

I’m a poet, educator, and assistant researcher at the Centre for Theatre Studies of the University of Lisbon (CET/FLUL).  My current research is in the verse drama Fernando Pessoa wrote in English.  I’m particularly interested in how different areas of knowledge conceive creativity and how one projects body/breathing into poetry.

Education

From Nov. 2016 to Jun. 2019, I worked as a postdoctoral research associate at Brown University’s Dept. of Portuguese and Brazilian Studies, researching the archives of Hubert Jennings and Fernando Pessoa, as well as leading the Journals@BDR pilot.  In 2015, I became affiliated with the Centre for Theatre Studies (CET/FLUL) at the University of Lisbon, and worked on both the print and digital editions of Pessoa’s Fausto.  I hold a doctorate in Literary Studies (2012) from PUC-Rio, advised by Cleonice Berardinelli.  I also have an MA in Literary Studies (2008) and a BA in Communications, with a specialization in Journalism (2005), both from PUC-Rio.  Since 2015, I have been a member of the editorial board of Pessoa Plural—A Journal of Fernando Pessoa Studies, currently serving the journal as Associate Managing Editor.  I have been involved in transdisciplinary projects inside and outside academia, such as facilitating the creation of an integrated curriculum (GCE Chicago Lab School), coordinating a non-profit dedicated to ecological education (One to Trees), and training an international team of translators (Rational Services).  Since July 2020, I work as an assistant researcher at the Centre for Theatre Studies of the University of Lisbon, preparing the critical edition of Pessoa’s English drama (a project approved by the CEECIND-2018).

Memberships

Editorial Board Member of Pessoa Plural—A Journal of Fernando Pessoa Studies

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