PhD in Social Anthropology at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (2003) she is Principal Investigator at Ces. Fulbright Visiting Scholar at Rutgers and Brown Universities, USA (2014/15), Co-coordinator of the Humanities, Migrations and Peace Studies Group at CES 2010-2014, and member of the Ces Permanent Scientific Committee (2010/14). FCT Post-doc Fellow at ICS and ISCTE (2003/2009). Her research focusses on identity processes in migrant contexts, migrant's suffering and resilience within emancipation processes, biographical research, intercultural dialogues, illegal migrations and the ethics of inclusion and participation. Invited researcher at EXPERICE (Paris 8/13), GRAPHO (UNEB/Salvador da Bahia). CA member for the International Association for Biographical Research, and coeditor of Le Sujet dans la Cité. Author of many national and international papers and books on biographical research for the study of migrations.