FCT grant holder (reference number: 2020.07501.BD), Bruna Bandeira is a PhD scholar in Discourse and Text Linguistics studies within the School of Social Sciences and Humanities of NOVA University Lisbon (NOVA FCSH). She holds a master’s degree in Linguistics from the Universidade Federal de Pernambuco (UFPE) in 2017; with a teaching certificate in Portuguese Language in 2015, and a bachelor’s in Journalism and Social Communication from the same institution (UFPE) in 2007. Between 2017-2019, she worked as substitute professor at the Portuguese Language Department at UFPE. She works in the area of Linguistics, within the branches of Text and Discourse, Portuguese Teaching and Learning, and Applied Linguistics. Her scholarly work focuses on Portuguese Teaching and Learning and linguistic knowledge from a socio-discursive interactionist perspective.