She is Associate Professor at the Faculty of Human Sciences of the Portuguese Catholic University, and specialises in German language and culture. Her main areas of research are German culture and literature, comparative literature, and the theory of culture. Her research lays particular emphasis on the role played by women in culture, myth and society in the 20th century, literature and other arts (dance, cinema), and representations and rituals of war.
She coordinates the CELL (Languages and Literature Study Centre) research program: “Connecting Waters. Perceiving Maritime Tradition on Water and Shore”. She is also a member of the University’s Research Society, the Portuguese Society for Comparative Literature, the Portuguese Association for German Studies, the Deutscher Lusitanisten Verband, the International Comparative Literature Association, the International Society for the Study of European Ideas, and the American Studies Association.