Catarina holds a PhD in Media and Communications (2016) from Goldsmiths - University of London, an MA in Communication and Cultural Industries (2005) and a Licentiate degree in Social and Cultural Communication (2002) from the Catholic University of Portugal. Currently she is a postdoctoral researcher in the Project “Broadcasting in the Portuguese Empire: Nationalism, Colonialism and Identity” led by Dr. Nelson Ribeiro (FCH, UCP). Her current research interests are on broadcast and colonialism, media representations of the colonial empire, as well as, on the colonial legacies in contemporary postcolonial subjectivities, bodily practices and popular culture.
Previously, she was a postdoctoral research fellow in the project “The Portuguese Colonial Empire and Urban Popular Culture: Comparative Visions of the metropole and the colonies (1945-1974)” jointly led by Dr. Nuno Domingos (ICS, UL) and Dr. Elsa Peralta (CEC, FLUL).
She has taught ‘Sociology of Communication’ in the School of Media and Communication of the Lisbon Polytechnic Institute (2017-2018), as well as, ‘Cultural Studies’ and ‘The City and Consumer Culture’ in Goldsmiths' Media and Communications Department, University of London (2010-2016).
Between 2012 and 2014 she worked as a research associate in the project "Media Reception and Memory: Female Audiences in the New State" coordinated by Dr. José Ricardo Carvalheiro (UBI), and from 2004 and 2006 she was a research fellow in the project "TV and the Images of Difference" led by Dr. Isabel Ferin Cunha (CIC. Digital/University of Coimbra).