In a nutshell:
I’m a PhD student in Languages, Literatures and Cultures at McGill University and Sorbonne-Université, with a concentration in Hispanic and Lusophone studies. I also work as a research coordinator, writer and translator (English-French-Portuguese).
In a few more words:
I’m in love with the written word and care deeply about the arts, education and human rights — especially people's right to move. My PhD research centres on the themes of refuge and hospitality in contemporary Latin American and African migration narratives. This project is supported by funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), the Fonds de recherche du Québec—société et culture (FRQSC), McGill University's Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures, and a 3-year "contrat doctoral" from Sorbonne-Université. I have an M.A. in Art History from the Université de Montréal and an M.A. in Portuguese, Brazilian and Luso-African Studies from Sorbonne-Université. I also have a postgraduate diploma in French as a Foreign Language teaching from Sorbonne-Nouvelle and have advanced training in pedagogy and college/university-level teaching.
I'm currently Coordinator of Research & Publications for international NGO and mobility fund Art Moves Africa and am an independent member of cultural mobility network On the Move. I have worked with organizations supporting refugees & immigrants in Montréal and in Mozambique, and regularly collaborate with cultural organizations and cultural professionals towards their writing and communication needs.
Finally, I am myself a traveler and creative type at heart, which really means I love to walk and wander, and I often like to write and take photos along the way. Please check out the links above for more information about my work, and don't hesitate to get in touch.