2013–Present: Postdoctoral Fellow at IELT (Institute for the Study of Literature and Tradition), Faculty of Human and Social Sciences, NOVA FCSH, Lisbon, Portugal.
2013–Present: Visiting Researcher at the Centre for the Co-evolution of Biology and Culture, Dept. of Anthropology, Durham University (collaboration with Dr. Jamie Tehrani).
2013–Present: Visiting Researcher at The Centre for The History of Emotions, Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin (collaboration with Professor Ute Frevert).
2015: Visiting Researcher at the Archives for European Folktales, Enzyklopädie des Märchens, University of Gottingen, Germany (May).
2012–2017: Collaborator at CETAPS (Centre for English, Translation and Anglo-Portuguese Studies), integrated in the research line “British Culture and History”, coordinated by Professor Gabriela Gândara Terenas, NOVA FCSH, Lisbon, Portugal.
2008–2012: Collaborator at CETAPS (Centre for English, Translation and Anglo-Portuguese Studies), integrated in the research line “Mapping Dreams: British and North-American Utopianism”, coordinated by Professor Fátima Vieira, Faculty of Letters, Porto University, Portugal.
2011: Research at the Centre of Studies Ataíde Oliveira (CEAO), University of the Algarve, Portugal, coordinated by Professor Isabel Cardigos (July).
2010: Invited researcher at the Centre for the Co-Evolution of Biology and Culture (CCBC), Department of Anthropology, University of Durham, UK (July and August).
2010: Advanced Practical Course on Phylogeography and Phylogenetics at the Centre for Environmental Biology (CBA), University of Lisbon (January and February).
2004–2008: Ph.D (Department of English Studies, Keele University, UK).
Thesis: ‘Sexual Plots in Charles Darwin and George Eliot: Evolution and Manliness in Adam Bede and The Mill on the Floss’. Supervisor: Professor David Amigoni. Co-supervisor: Dr. Sharon Ruston.