Sónia Pereira holds a Degree in Communication Studies from the New University of Lisbon (1997) and a Masters Degree in Culture Studies from the Catholic University of Portugal, with a dissertation on Rock Music and Toxic Discourses: A case study of Toxicity, by System of a Down (2010). She is a junior member of the Research Centre for Communication and Culture (CECC), where she has also been working as a Research Assistant since 2011. She is currently a PhD candidate in Culture Studies at the School of Human Sciences (UCP), where she has been developing a thesis on discourses of war in rock music.

Her main research interests include cultural theory, popular music studies and metal music studies.