Cleber Morelli Mendes is a PhD Candidate in Communication Sciences at the School of Human Sciences of the Catholic University of Portugal. He holds a degree in Social Communication - Public Relations with emphasis on Cultural Production by the Federal University of Pampa, Brazil.

He is a also Junior Researcher at the Research Centre for Communication and Culture (CECC/UCP), research line Media, Technology, Contexts. He is a member of the Portuguese Association of Moving Image Researchers (AIM).

His main research interests are film industry,creative industries, creative economy, cultural economics and cultural policies.