I’m working on a postdoctoral research project titled ‘Building the Portuguese Empire in the 19th century. Public Works across the Indian Ocean and China Sea (1869-1926)’ at the Centro de História de Além-Mar (CHAM) da Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas, Universidade Nova de Lisboa and Universidade dos Açores, and at the Centro Interuniversitário de História das Ciências e da Tecnologia (CIUHCT), Universidade Nova de Lisboa and Universidade de Lisboa.
This project intends to reconstruct the mobility networks created in the framework of the Public Works and by doing so it aims to understand how this institution has helped to shape the built environment of the former provinces of the East Portuguese Empire in the long 19th century.
More information at: www.buildingtheportugueseempire.org
From January to March 2012 i was a visiting fellow at Centre for the Study of Invention and Social Process (CSISP), Goldsmith College, University of London.
I have graduated in Architecture (1997) in Coimbra, Portugal, and I finished my PhD (March 2011) in Art History at the Université Paris 1, France. The title of my thesis was ‘L’Architecture Colonial Portugaise à Goa. Le Départment des Travaux Publics, 1840-1926’, and it was done under the guidance of Prof. Gerard Monnier and Prof. Paulo Varela Gomes.
Within the framework of my PhD I participated in several conferences and in the volume Asia in Portuguese heritage around the world – architecture and urbanism, published by Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian.