PhD in Culture Studies awarded by the UCP – Catholic University of Portugal with his thesis on the memories of origins in Andrei Tarkovsky's exile films. He lectures in Film Genres at the FCH and is a researcher at the Research Centre for Communication and Culture Studies, in the research line "Art, Culture and Citizenship" (CULTCIT). Besides studies on Tarkovsky's work, he has also developed research on contemporary Russian cinema (from Perestroika to present days) and film genres. He is the author of Tarkovsky. Memory of the origins in Nostalgia and The Sacrifice.