Cristina Gil is a PhD researcher in Culture Studies, at the Faculty of Human Sciences of the Catholic University of Portugal. She did her Master Degree on Deaf Communities, Education and Signed Languages in the University of Barcelona (2010) and holds a bachelor degree in Translation and Interpretation of Portuguese Sign Language from the School of Higher Education of Setúbal (2007).

She has worked as a Sign Language Interpreter as well as an academic professor in higher education. She is now a researcher in Deaf Studies in subjects that encompass Deaf Culture, Deaf Identities, and Deaf Leadership.