I am currently a lecturer at the School of Communication of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro and a post-doctoral fellow in the department of Literature and Literary Criticism of the Catholic University of São Paulo. I have completed in 2018 a PhD in Education and Children’s Literature at the University of Cambridge, UK. Other academic activities include a research collaboration with the UNESCO Chair in Reading from PUC-Rio, and a role as editorial assistant at the International Research in Children’s Literature journal. The outcome of the past years of research will be synthesised in the book Digital reading and embodied meaning-making: Young children’s transactions with literary apps, which has been accepted for publication by Bloomsbury (2021).
My previous degrees include a Master of Arts in Children’s Literature at the University of British Columbia (UBC), Canada, and an Honours BA in Communication and Publishing at the University of São Paulo, Brazil. I have also worked for more than a decade as a designer, editor, and translator of digital and print publications for children.
My research interests are transdisciplinary, crossing the areas of literature, communication and media, education and design. More specifically, my work investigates literary apps and picturebooks for children, digital reading and meaning-making, as well as the potential of digital literature as an aesthetic experience and in the promotion of multiliteracies.
I am also interested in the area of Portuguese as a Heritage Language (PLH) and in the role of (digital) literature in the transmission of Portuguese in diverse linguistic contexts. Some ideas and suggestions in this area and be found in my column High Tech at the website Brasileirinhos.
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