She is Full Professor at the Faculty of Letters of the University of Coimbra, Scientific Coordinator of the Centre for 20th Century Interdisciplinary Studies at the University of Coimbra –CEIS20, Coordinator of the Portugal, Europe and the World Research group – CEIS20, Director of the journal Estudos do Século XX [“20th Century Studies”]– CEIS20, Director of the Contemporary History Collection, Director of the Europe Studies Collection, member of ECSA, and Director of the Doctorate programme in European Studies at the Faculty of Letters of the University of Coimbra. She is also a Correspondent Member of the Portuguese Academy of History and the Lisbon Academy of Sciences.
She is the author of several published works: Imaginar a Europa [“Imagining Europe”] (editor). Coimbra: Almedina, 2010, pp. 153; De Roma a Lisboa: a Europa em Debate [“From Rome to Lisbon: Debating Europe”] (editor). Coimbra: Almedina, 2010, pp. 164; Europe of Cultural Unity and Diversity, Eurolimes 9, Oradea, Univ. de Oradea, 2010; Os Estados Unidos da Europa e os Congressos Universais da Paz [“The United States of Europe and the Universal Peace Conferences”], Revista de História das Ideias, vol. 30, Coimbra, 2009; Le droit de vote dans les débats parlementaires du XIX ème siècle au Portugal, 1820-1851, Parliaments, Estates and Representation, nº 28, nov., 2008, Aldershot, Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., pp. 103-120, A Ideia de Europa. Uma Perspectiva Histórica [“An idea of Europe. An Historical perspective”], Colecção Estudos sobre a Europa, n.º 3, edited by Maria Manuela Tavares Ribeiro, Coimbra, Quarteto Editora, 2003, pp. 190.