Full professor of the School of Education (Porto Polytechnic), Vice-President of the Technical and Scientific Council (from 2009/10 to 2016/17) and Director of the degree in Foreign Languages and Cultures. PhD in Literature (African Literature in English, French and Portuguese). Integrated member of the IELT – Institute for the Study of Literature and Tradition of Lisbon’s New University (FCSH-UNL) – through CEI – Centre for Intercultural Studies of the Polytechnic of Porto, a research associate of IELT. Collaborating member of InED – Centre for Research and Innovation in Education of the School of Education. Main research areas: “African Literatures and cultures in English, French and Portuguese”, “Teaching English to Young Learners” and “Intercultural Communication and Education”.