PhD in Communication Studies from Nova University of Lisbon (2010) , she is the author of the book “Cinema e Experiência Moderna” (Edições Minerva, Coimbra) and of several scientific papers on Visual Culture. Teresa teaches at Lusófona University and she’s a researcher at the Communication Institute of Nova University of Lisbon. She as been part of several research projects in the field of image analysis. Currently she is leader/main researcher of the project The Photographic Impulse: Measuring the Colonies and the Colonial Bodies. The Photographic and Filmic Archive of the Portuguese Geographic and Anthropologic Missions, a partnership between the Natural history and Science Museum and the Nova Research Center, with the support of the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology – FCT (PTDC/COM-OUT/29608/2017).