PhD. Degree in Romance Philology from the University of Coimbra. 3 Study Cycle in Literary Theory and Comparative Literature by Filoloxia School of the University of Santiago de Compostela. PhD in Literature Hispanic from the same University (recognized by the Faculty of Arts, University of Coimbra, Portugal, with the No 1/98, with publication in the Official Gazette No. 188 of 08/17/98). Aggregation in 2009. Statute of forming the area and domain C046 Portuguese / Portuguese Language, granted by the Scientific and Pedagogical Council for Further Education, as CCPFC registration / RFO-02956/97. Full Professor of the University. Integrated member the CLEPUL to whose direction belongs, and a collaborator of the ICCS. Founding partner and element of the Circle Literary Agustina Bessa-Luís direction. Coordinator of the e-medical +. Research areas: Contemporary Portuguese Literature, Literature / arts / sciences. Media discourse. Author of several books and articles that focus in the above areas.