Assistant Professor at the Department of Humanities of the Portuguese Open University and an Integrated Researcher at the Institute of Sociology of the University of Porto (ISUP). Since 2017, she is a Research Collaborator at the Linguistics Research Centre of the Universidade NOVA de Lisboa (CLUNL), where she is part of Group IV – Cognition, Language and Multimodal Communication. She holds a First Degree (‘Licenciatura’) in Literature and Modern Languages (Portuguese and French) by the Faculty of Arts and Humanities of University of Porto (1993), a Master of Arts degree in Portuguese Descriptive Linguistics by the Faculty of Arts and Humanities of University of Porto (1997) and a Ph.D. in Portuguese Linguistics by the Portuguese Open University (2005).
She teaches Portuguese Linguistics, Semantics and Linguistic Pragmatics and Interactional Sociolinguistics in first degree courses, masters and doctoral programmes at the Portuguese Open University. She is the Coordinator of the master’s course in Multidisciplinary Portuguese Studies of the same University. She has supervised both Ph.D. and master students in the fields of Interactional Sociolinguistics and Linguistic Pragmatics. Her research focuses on everyday life interactions, interaction in institutional settings and oral corpora. Her recent work is dedicated to the study of the constitution of narratives of life experience in research interviews. She has integrated competitive funded national and international scientific networks and research projects. She is a member of the editorial board of the journal “Cadernos de Ciências Sociais”. Among other publications, she is the author of “A Construção da Ordem Interaccional na Rádio” [The Construction of the Interactional Order on the Radio], Porto, Afrontamento, 2012.