Professor of Ethnomusicology, faculty member of the Foundation for Science and Technology awarded PhD Programs Music as Culture and Cognition (2014) and Art Studies and Mediations (2013), founding researcher of INET-MD at Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas /NOVA, she received her doctorate from Columbia University (NY), where she taught (1989-1991). Visiting professor at Universidade de Coimbra (2000-02) and Universidade de Évora (2005-06), she carried out field research in Portugal, USA and Mozambique, with publications on: migration, cultural politics, nationalism, identity, intercultural education. Recent publications include: “Music and intercultural dialogue rehearsing life performance at school” in N. Palaiologou (ed.) Intercultural Education: conceptual and empirical challenges. London, NY: Routledge (2014); “Música migrante, lusofonia e o festival Musidanças”, in Eva Gugenberger, Stefanie Alisch and Christina Märzhäuser (eds.), Música popular & migração na lusofonia. Berlin: LIT-Verlag (2014) (with B. Vanspauwen); “Music & Ethno-national Conflict-solving Education”. Bonn: Bundeszentral für Politische Bildung (subm.); “Polyphony and Evolution in Fado Historical Recordings from Portugal”, in R. Tsurtsumia & J. Jordania (eds.) The Sixth International Symposium on Traditional Polyphony Proceedings. Tbilisi: International Research Center for Traditional Polyphony (IRCTP) Tbilisi State Conservatoire (2014). “Instant and Lasting Ornaments in Traditional Female Polyphony in Portugal”, in R. Tsurtsumia & J. Jordania (eds.) The Sixth International Symposium on Traditional Polyphony Proceedings. IRCTP, Tbilisi State Conservatoire (2014) (with R. Pestana); “Música, Cognição Intermediática e Colaboração no Ensino da Língua”, in M.H. Mira Mateus & L. Solla (Coord.) Ensino do Português como Língua não Materna: Estratégias, Materiais e Formação. Lisboa: Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian (2013); Music and Migration, Migrações 7. Observatory of Immigration (2010). She wasDirector of the School of Education Almeida Garrett, Lusophone Group, Lisbon (2008); and received the Evens Foundation Best Practice Award for Intercultural Education Research in the International Association for Intercultural Education (2008).