PhD in Social Psychology (University of São Paulo, Brazil) and assistant researcher at CEsA, ISEG, Universidade de Lisboa. Since 1998 he has been conducting and coordinating research on Cape-Verde migration; participates in Lusophone research teams on informal work in Cape Verde, Brazil and Guiné-Bissau, and teaches Social and Organizational Psychology and Qualitative Methodology in Cape Verde, Brazil, Portugal and Mozambique. She coordinates the "Beyond Remittances" research carried out in Cape Verde and funded by CODESRIA. She was a trainer at the Methodology Atelier for PALOP students organized by CODESRIA and held at INEP in Guiné-Bissau. Co-organized the works "Work, sociability and income generation" (2014), "Gender and Migration Cape Verdean" (2005) and the e-book Seminars In Progress (2012) of CEsA. She is co-organizer of the book "Social Sciences in Cape Verde. Who we are? Where are we going?" (forthcoming). She is author of the book "The knowledge of healing. Anthropology of disease and therapeutic practices" (2009) and in national and international journals. She is a member of CODESRIA and of the Commission of Scientific Policy of the International Association of Social Sciences and Humanities of Portuguese Language; collaborates with the University of Cape Verde (Uni-CV), the Higher Institute of Juridical and Social Sciences (ISCJS) of Cape Verde and the Observatory of the Rural Environment of the Polytechnic University of Mozambique. She is a member of the editorial board of scientific journals in Brazil, Cape Verde and Portugal. Researcher (invited) of the Postgraduate Program in Social Sciences and of the Research Laboratory in Political and Social Sciences of the University of Cape Verde, member of CODESRIA (Council for the Development of Research in Social Sciences in Africa) and the International Association of Social Sciences and Humanities of Portuguese Language that organizes the CONLAB (Luso-Afro-Brazilian Congress of Social Sciences).