Adriana Martins holds a PhD in Comparative Literature from Universidade Católica Portuguesa, where she is currently Assistant Professor with Habilitation at FCH, and Coordinator of the scientific Culture Studies field. Between 2011 and 2019 she was the FCH International Relations Coordinator. She is a Senior Member of the University’s Research Centre for Communication and Culture Studies (CECC), integrating the team of the research line on Culture, Art and Conflict. She has published widely on Film Studies and on Comparative Literature.


Alexandra Lopes holds a PhD in Translation Studies from UCP.  She is Associate Professor at the School of Human Sciences, where she teaches Translation History and Theory, as well as Literary Translation. From 1998 to 2005, was a member of the research project Histories of Literature and Translations: Representations of the Other in Portuguese Culture. Is currently a member of two research projects: Culture and Conflict and Intercultural Literature in Portugal 1930-2000. Areas of interest: literary translation, translation history and theory, culture studies. Has published several papers mainly on translation and translation studies both in Portuguese and international volumes, as well as a handful of translations of texts by authors such as Peter Handke, Hertha Müller, William Boyd and Salman Rushdie.


Ana Margarida Abrantes studied English and German at the Universities of Aveiro, Essen and Innsbruck. She holds a Masters Degree in Cognitive Linguistics and a PhD in German Language and Literature, which she completed in 2008 at the Catholic University of Portugal. Between 2006 and 2009 she was visiting scholar at the Center for Semiotics of Aarhus University and at the Department of Cognitive Science at Case Western Reserve University, in Cleveland, USA. In 2006 she joined the Research Center for Communication and Culture at the Faculty of Human Sciences, where she is currently one of the senior researchers of the research line Translating Europe Across the Ages. Her research fields include the study of cognition and culture, cognitive linguistics, cognitive poetics and German studies.


Carla Ganito is Assistant Professor and Coordinator for post graduate studies and advanced training at the School of Human Sciences of the Catholic University of Portugal. She has a PhD in Communication Sciences that tackled the gendering of the mobile phone with the thesis: “Women and Technology: Gendering the MobilePhone. Portugal as a Case Study”.  Carla Ganito started her academic career in 2001 at the School of Human Sciences (FCH), where she lectures in the fields of digital communication and marketing. Besides being a main researcher at CECC, she is also an invited researcher at CIMJ – Research Center for Media and Journalism and at CIES-IUL. Her main research and teaching interest are: new media, mobile communications, gender and technology, education and technology, digital reading. She is a MC member of the COST Action IS1404 – Evolution of reading in the age of digitization (E-READ).


Cátia Ferreira holds a PhD in Communication Studies from the FCH – Faculty of Human Sciences, UCP – the Catholic University of Portugal. She is currently Guest FCH-UCP Assistant Professor and coordinator of the Post-Graduate Course in Communication and Content Marketing, EPGFA/FCH. In addition to her teaching activities undertaken in FCH-UCP, Cátia Ferreira is also a member of the teaching staff for the PhD program in Communication Studies, resulting from a partnership between the Catholic University of Portugal and the Catholic University of Mozambique, and of the Master’s Degree in Digital Communication, the Faculty of Philosophy and Social Sciences, Braga Regional Center, UCP. She is a senior researcher at the Research Center for Communication and Culture Studies (Catholic University of Portugal), sits on the Scientific Board as well as a researcher at the Centre for Sociology Research and Studies (ISCTE).


Diana Gonçalves holds a PhD in Culture Studies (2013) from Universidade Católica Portuguesa and Justus-Liebig University of Giessen (double degree). She is currently an Assistant Professor at FCH-UCP, Academic Director of the Lisbon Consortium and Coordinator of the Master’s program in Culture Studies. She is also a researcher at the Research Centre for Communication and Culture (CECC), where she is a member of the research group “Culture, Art and Conflict”. She was Executive Coordinator of the Lisbon Consortium (2016-2017) and co-editor of the online journal Diffractions – Graduate Journal for the Study of Culture (2013-2017). Her main areas of investigation are culture studies, visual culture, American culture and literature, conflict and violence, environment and catastrophes. She is the author of 9/11: Culture, Catastrophe and the Critique of Singularity (de Gruyter, 2016).


Isabel Capeloa Gil is the Rector of Universidade Católica Portuguesa and Associate Professor of German and Cultural Theory at the Catholic University of Portugal and Honorary Fellow at the Institute of  Germanic and Romance Studies (U.London). She has held numerous visiting professorships in universities in Europe (Univ. Hamburg as well as the Free University in Berlin, amongst others), in Brazil (PUC Rio), and the U.S. (U. Stanford and U. Penn – Annenberg School for Communication).  Since 2012, she is permanent Visiting Professor at the University of Saint Joseph in Macao. Her main research topics are Modernism, intermedia studies as well as visuality and violence. Amongst other books, she is the author of Mythographies. Figurations of Antigone, Cassandra and Medea in German 20th Century Drama (2007) and Visual Literacy. On the Disquiet of Images (2011).  In addition she has been responsible for 16 edited collections of essays, amongst them the recent Hazardous Future. Disaster, Representation and the Assessment of Risk (de Gruyter, 2015), co-authored with Christoph Wulf, and The Cultural Life of Money (de Gruyter 2015). Isabel Gil was a Fulbright Scholar, a Gulbenkian Scholarship recipient as well as a DAAD and Humboldt research grantee.  In 2009, she was a Fellow at the Wissenschaftskolleg in Berlin. From 2005 to 2012 she was the Dean of the School of Humanities.


Joana Moura holds a Doctoral degree in Comparative Literature from the State University of New York at Stony Brook (2017) and is currently (since 2018) Invited Assistant Professor at FCH, where she teaches languages and translation (English/German). She is a member of the Research Centre for Communication and Culture, working in the Literature and The Global Contemporary project. She also collaborates with the MOV. Moving Bodies: Circulations, Narratives and Archives in Translation at the Centre for Comparative Studies, University of Lisbon. Her main reserach interests lie in the areas of German culture and literature and in translation studies, focusing on genetic translation studies and fictional representations of translator and translation figures in literature and film.


Jorge Fazenda Lourenço holds a PhD in Hispanic Languages and Literatures from the University of California, Santa Barbara. He is Associate Professor at the School of Human Sciences, where he teaches Literary Traditions and World Literature. He is the literary editor of Jorge de Sena’s works and was awarded the Jorge de Sena prize in 2012 for his work Matéria Cúmplice. Cinco Aberturas e um Prelúdio para Jorge de Sena.


Luísa Leal de Faria is Full Professor at the School of Human Sciences. She was Vice-Rector of the Catholic University of Portugal from 2004 to 2012. She holds a PhD in English Culture from the University of Lisbon. Research Areas: Culture Studies, English Studies and Modernity. She was  Deputy Director-General for Higher Education (1988-1989), national coordinator of the Language Program (1989-1985) and the Socrates Program (1995-1996). She was a member of the Advisory Board of CEPES (Centre Européen pour l’Enseignement Supérieur), UNESCO, (1990-1994). She is a member of Carlyle Society, Associação Portuguesa de Estudos Anglo-Americanos (APEAA), European Society for the Study of English (ESSE), European Association for American Studies (EAAS) and English Speaking Union (ESU).


Luísa Santos is Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Human Sciences of UCP – the Catholic University of Portugal, in Lisbon, since 2016, with a Gulbenkian Professorship. She holds a PhD in Cultural Studies, Humboldt-Viadrina School of Governance, Berlin (2015), with a scholarship from The Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT), a Master’s Degree in Curating Contemporary Art, Royal College of Art, London (2008), with a Gulbenkian Scholarship, and a Degree in Communication Design, Faculty of Fine Arts-University of Lisbon (2003). In 2012, she conducted research in Curatorial Practice at the Konstfack University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, Stockholm. Combining research with curatorial practice, her most recent activities include “There’s no knife without roses”, Tensta Konsthall, Stockholm (2012); “Daqui parece uma montanha”, Modern Art Centre, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon (2014); “Græsset er altid grønnere”, Museet for Samtidskunst, Roskilde (2014-15) and the executive curatorship of the first edition of Anozero: Coimbra Biennial of Contemporary Art (2015). Since 2015, she has been a member of the Scientific Committee of the CSO International Congress and sat the Scientific and Editorial Committees of the peer reviewed academic journals, Gama and Croma. Since 2016, she has been a member of the Editorial Board of the Yearbook of Moving Image Studies (YoMIS), published by Büchner-Verlag.


Nelson Ribeiro is Dean of the School of Human Sciences (since 2016) where he is also the Chair of the Communication Studies Department (since 2013). He was awarded a PhD in Media & Cultural Studies from the University of Lincoln (UK) and presently his main research interests are political economy of the media and communication history, focusing on transnational communication fluxes and the usage of the media as instruments of propaganda and public diplomacy. Member of the Board of Directors at the Research Centre for Communication and Culture (CECC), he also coordinates the research line on Media, Technology, and Contexts. Nelson Ribeiro has participated in several international research networks and is presently a member of the project “Connecting the Wireless World – Writing a Global Radio History” financed by the Leverhulme Trust. Since 2012, he has been vice-chair of the Communication History Section at the European Communication Research and Education Association (ECREA) and an invited guest professor at both Universität Augsburg (Germany) and at the University of Saint Joseph (Macau-China). Coordinator of the Master’s Degree in Communication Studies at the FCH between 2010 and 2016, he was also program director of a national broadcasting station, Radio Renascença, between 2005 and 2013, and of MEGA FM between 2000 and 2005.


Peter Hanenberg holds a PhD in German Literature from the University of Bamberg. He is Associate Professor at the School of Human Sciences, Director of the Research Center for Communication and Culture, CECC, and coordinator of the Research Lines Translating Europe across the Ages (2007-2014) and Culture, Translation and Cognition (2015-2020). He has published widely on the relation between History and German Literature and on the literary representation of Europe from the 16th to the 21st century. Currently he is working on the intersection of Culture Studies and Cognitive Sciences.


Ricardo Ferreira Reis is Assistant Professor of Accounting, holds a PhD in Business Science and Applied Economics, Wharton School, U. Pennsylvania, USA and a BA in Economics, University of Porto. Prof. Reis teaches Financial Accounting at the MBA, Undergraduate and Executive Education levels at the Católica Lisbon School of Business and Economics. His areas of interest in research are based on informational economics, with an emphasis on Accounting, ranging from agency theory to corporate governance. He previously taught both Cost and Financial Accounting at The Wharton School. Before that, he was attending the Doctorate and Masters Degree in Economics at Universidade Nova in Lisbon, where he also taught a wide range of courses in Economics and Business. Prof. Reis was a consultant for the then Lisbon Stock Exchange and the Porto Derivatives Exchange and he worked as a credit risk analyst for investment banking earlier in his career.


Rita Bueno Maia holds a PhD in Translation History. Following her PhD, she was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Lisbon Centre for English Studies between 2014 and 2016. Her postdoctoral project The Moveable Feast: Literature in Portuguese Exile deals with popular novels, translated and non-translated, published in Portuguese in Paris by the mid-19th century She has a B.A. in Modern Languages and Literatures and a taught-MA in Comparative Literature from the University of Lisbon. She has been teaching Spanish as a foreign language since 2011 and has taught modules on research methodology in Translation History. She is a freelance translator working in the tourism industry and has also published literary translations. Regarding future publications, she is currently co-editing a special issue of Translation Studies (Taylor and Francis Group) entitled Indirect Translation: Theoretical, Methodological and Terminological Issues and the volume Los límites del Hispanismo: nuevos métodos, nuevas fronteras, nuevos géneros (Peter Lang).

Verena Lindemann Lino holds a PhD in Culture Studies form Universidade Católica Portuguesa and Univeridty of Giessen (double degree). Since 2022 she is invited assistant professor at the  Faculty of Human Sciences at the Universidade Católica Portuguesa. She is a researcher at the Research Centre for Communication and Culture where she is currently developing the projects Archives of (In)hospitality. She is a member of the editorial board of Diffractions – Graduate Journal for the Study of Culture. Her main research areas include transculturality, (trans)cultural memory, translation theory and comparative literature. She edited, among others, Negotiations of Migration (De Gruyter 2021) and is the author of Remembering World War II Refugees in Contemporary Portugal (De Gruyter 2021) as well as several articles on transcultural phenomena, memory and translation.

Visiting Professors (2022-2023)

Laura Erber (Leiden University)

Lucia Boldrini (Goldsmiths, University of London)

Maura Marvão (Philips – International Specialist and Consultant, Portugal & Spain)

Susanne Weber-Mosdorf

Previous Visiting Professors


– Laura Erber (Visiting Professor at the University of Copenhagen and Centre of Latin American Studies)

– Maura Marvão (Philips – International Specialist and Consultant, Portugal & Spain)

– Niall Martin (University of Amsterdam)

– Susanne Weber-Mosdorf


– Carles Guerra

– João Cezar de Castro Rocha (Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro)

– Laura Erber (Visiting Professor at the University of Copenhagen and Centre of Latin American Studies)

– Susanne Weber-Mosdorf


– Carles Guerra (Pompeu Fabra University)

– Daniel Blaufuks

– Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht (Stanford University)

– Nuno Crespo (Universidade Católica Portuguesa – Porto)


– Álvaro Barbosa (Faculty of Creative Industries – University of Saint Joseph)

– Ana Bernstein (Federal University of the State of Rio de Janeiro – UNIRIO)

– Daniel Blaufuks

– Uwe Wirth (Justus Liebig University of Giessen)

– Paulo Soeiro de Carvalho


– Álvaro Barbosa (Faculty of Creative Industries – University of Saint Joseph)

– Angela Locatelli (University of Bergamo, Italy)

– Frederik Tygstrup (University of Copenhagen)

– Laura Mulvey (Birkbeck College – University of London)

– Paulo de Medeiros  (University of Warwick)


– Álvaro Barbosa (Faculty of Creative Industries – University of Saint Joseph)

– Esther Peeren (University of Amsterdam)

– Andrea Póczik (Pázmány Péter Catholic University)

– Christoph Wulf (Free University of Berlin)



– Karl Erik Schøllhammer (Puc-Rio)

– Knut Ove Eliassen (NTNU)



– Kai van Eikels (Free University of Berlin)



– Octavian Saiu (University of Bucharest)



– Frank Stern (Univ. Wien)

– Kai Sicks and Martin Zierold (Univ. Giessen)



– Frederik Tygstrup (University of Copenhagen)

– Joyce Goggin (Univ. Amsterdam)



– Ansgar Nünning & Vera Nünning (Univ. Giessen; Univers. Heidelberg)

– Monroe Price (Annnenberg School for Communication – Univ. Pennsylvania)



– Lawrence Grossberg (University of North Carolina)

– Wolfgang Müller-Funk (Universität Wien)



– Biagio d’Angelo (PUC – S. Paulo)

– Elisabeth Bronfen (Universität Zürich/New York University)



– Barbie Zelizer (Annenberg School for Communication – University of Pennsylvania)

– Gabriele Brandstetter (Freie Universität Berlin)

Invited speakers:

– Aleida Assmann (Universität Konstanz)

– Alexandre Castro Caldas (Universidade Católica Portuguesa)

– Alison Ribeiro de Menezes (University of Warwick)

– Álvaro Barbosa (University of Saint Joseph, Macau)

– Aamir Mufti (University of California, Los Angeles)

– Amira Hanafi (artist)

– Amit Pinchevski (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem)

– Ana Gabriela Macedo (Universidade do Minho)

– André Lepecki (New York University)

– Andreas Huyssen (Columbia University)

– Ansgar Nünning (University of Giessen)

– Anton Kaes (UC Berkeley)

– Antonio Monegal (Universitat Pompeu Fabra)

– António Sousa Ribeiro (Universidade de Coimbra)

– Ariel Salleh (University of Sydney/Nelson Mandela University)

– Ariella Azoulay (Brown University)

– Arjun Appadurai (New York University)

– Asko Lehmuskallio (Tampere University)

– Ben Anderson (Durham University)

– Bill Fontana (sound artist)

– Carles Guerra (MACBA, Barcelona)

– Catherine Perret (Nanterre University, Paris X)

– Christiane Schoenfeld (U. Galway)

– Christoph Lindner (Amsterdam School of Cultural Analysis)

– Claudia Benthien (University of Hamburg)

– Daniel Blaufuks (artist)

– David Slocum (New York University)

– David Wellbery (University of Chicago)

– Djamila Ribeiro (Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo)

– Doris Bachmann-Medick (University of Giessen)

– Edward Soja (UCLA)

– Elena Esposito (Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia)

– Ellen Sapega (University Madison)

– Eric Rentschler (Harvard University)

– Esther Peeren (Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis)

– Frederik Tygstrup (University of Copenhagen)

– George Yúdice (University of Miami)

– Gonzalo de Polavieja (Champalimaud Foundation)

– Gustavo Cardoso (ISCTE)

– Filipa Lowndes Vicente (Universidade de Lisboa)

– Frank Stern (Univ. Wien)

– Frederik Tygstrup (University of Copenhagen)

– Fritz Breithaupt (Indiana University Bloomington)

– Hanif Kureishi

– Hans Bertens (University of Utrecht)

– Hans-Joachim Backe (IT University of Coenhagen)

– Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht (Stanford University)

– Haun Saussy (University of Chicago)

– Henry Jenkins (UCSD)

– Hubert Zapf (University of Augsburg)

– Igor Štiks (University of Edinburgh)

– Irit Rogoff (Goldsmiths College)

– Jean-François Chougnet (curator)

– Jennifer Wenzel (Columbia University)

– Jeremy Gilbert (University of East London)

– Jess Auerbach (African Leadership University)

– João Falcato (Oceanário de Lisboa)

– João Ferreira Duarte (Universidade de Lisboa)

– John Durham Peters (Yale University)

– John Sundholm (Stockholm University)

– Jonathan Hart (University Alberta, Canada)

– Joseph Heathcott (New School for Social Research, NY)

– Karl Erik Schøllhammer (PUC-RIO)

– Katarzyna Murawska-Muthesus(Birkbeck College, University of London)

– Kathy-Ann Tan (independent curator and scholar)

– Knut Ove Eliassen (Norwegian University of Science and Technology)

– Krzysztof Nawratek (University of Sheffield)

– Laura Mulvey (Birkbeck College)

– Lawrence Buell (Harvard University)

– Lawrence Venuti (Temple University)

– Leo Spitzer (University Dartmouth)

– Leticia Sabsay (London School of Economics and Political Science)

– Liliane Weissberg (University of Pennsylvania)

– Loredana Polezzi (Cardiff University)

– Luís Gustavo Martins (School of the Arts – Universidade Católica Portuguesa)

– Malcom Miles (writer and researcher)

– Manfred Schmeling (Univ. des Saarlandes)

– Manuel Portela (Universidade de Coimbra)

– Marc Augé

– Márcio Seligmann Silva (Unicamp, Brasil)

– Margarida Calafate Ribeiro (Universidade de Coimbra)

– Margherita Laera (University of Kent)

– Maria do Rosário Lupi Bello (Open University, Portugal)

– Maria Josep Balsach (Universidad de Girona)

– Maria Luísa Berwanger da Silva (UFRGS – Brasil)

– Marianne Hirsch (Columbia University)

– Marie-Laure Ryan (Independent Scholar)

– Marita Sturken (New York University)

– Mark Turner (Case Western Reserve University)

– Martha Rosler (Artist)

– Martin Zierold (Karlshochschule International University)

– Marvin Carlson (City University of New York)

– Maura Marvão (PhillipsAuction House)

– Maureen Freely (English Pen, University of Warwick)

– Maurizio Lazzarato (Matisse / CNRS University Paris I)

– Michael Cronin (Dublin City University)

– Michael delli Carpini (University of Pennsylvania)

– Michael Schudson (Columbia University)

– Michele Cometa (University of Palermo)

– Mieke Bal (University of Amsterdam)

– Monika Schmitz-Emans (Univ. Bochum)

– Nanna Bonde Thylstrup (Aarhus University)

– Naomi Segal (Birkbeck College – University of London)

– Nav Haq (Museum of Contemporary Art Antwerp)

– Niall Martin (University of Amsterdam)

– Nicholas Mirzoeff (New York University)

– Nina Berman (photographer)

– Nuno Ferrand (Universidade do Porto/CIBIO-INBIO)

– Paola Mildonian (Univ. Ca Foscari, Venice)

– Paulo de Medeiros (University of Utrecht; University of Warwick)

– Paulo Soeiro Carvalho (General Director for Economy and Innovation at Lisbon City Council)

– Pepita Hesselberth (University of Leiden)

– Per Aaage Brandt (Case Western University)

– Péter Forgács (media artist and filmmaker)

– Peter Greenaway (filmmaker)

– Philip Auslander (Georgia Institute of Technology)

– Pirjo Lyytikainen (University of Helsinki)

– Renato Rizzi (Instituto Universitario di Architettura – Venice)

– Richard Grusin (U. Madison, Wisconsin)

– Robert Wilson (Director, Watermill Foundation)

– Roberto Vecchi (U. Bologna)

– Richard J. Williams (University of Edinburgh)

– Robert Adams (Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh)

– Rui Carvalho Homem (Universidade do Porto)

– Rui Catalão (Performer)

– Ruth Rosengarten (curator)

– Samuel Weber (Northwestern University)

– Sandra Berman (Princeton University)

– Semir Zeki (University College London)

– Stefan Kaegi (Rimini Protokoll)

– Susanne Weber-Mosdorf

– Terence Wright (Ulster University)

– Thomas Elsaesser (University of Amsterdam)

– Tony Bennett (Centre for Cultural Research – University of Western Sydney)

– Uwe Wirth (University of Giessen)

– Venuturupalli Rao (City College of New York)

– Vera Mantero (choreographer)

– Vera Nünning (Heidelberg University)

– Viriato Soromenho-Marques (Universidade de Lisboa)

– Xavier Antich (U. Girona; Fundación Tapiés)

– Xiaomei Chen (UC Davis)