PhD (2014 – 2018)
Homerton College, Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge

Thesis title:
Embodiment and agency in digital reading: Preschoolers making meaning with literary apps

Project combining literary analysis of story apps and empirical case studies involving young children and their parents reading together. Data collection: interviews, video-recorded observations, graphic elicitation. The theoretical framework is centred on multimodal social semiotics in combination with new literacies/multimodal literacies, reader response, literary theory and (interactive) narratology. Qualitative analysis of data including video annotation, multimodal transcription and coding. Findings discuss the embodiment and agency in children’s meaning-making processes. Dissertation abstract.

Master of Arts in Children’s Literature (2012-14)
The University of British Columbia, Canada

Exchange with Research Group GRETEL (Books for Children and Youngsters and Literacy Learning) from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain

Thesis title: Playfulness in e-picturebooks: How the element of play manifests in transmediated and born-digital picturebook apps (50.000 words)

Postgraduate Diploma in Graphic Design (2006-08)
Centro Universitário Senac, Brazil

Graduation paper: Parameters for the graphic design of children’s illustrated dictionaries (in Portuguese)

Honours Bachelor Degree, Social Communication – Major in Publishing (2001-05)
University of São Paulo, Brazil

Exchange with Université de Montréal, Canada for one term
Graduation paper: The creative process of book cover design in Brazil (In Portuguese)


Professional training

EnterpriseWISE (2016)

Entrepreneurship programme for PhD women working for the development of skills, knowledge and confidence.
Judge Business School, University of Cambridge

Course of Formation for Iberoamerican Publishers (2010)

Intensive training for promising young editors from Latin America in all areas of the publishing process.
Fundación Carolina, Computense University of Madrid, Menéndez Pelayo International University, Spain