I grew up in Volta Redonda, a city in the state of Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) where, during my youth, I was part of fanzine production groups. At the age of 15, I traveled to a film festival in India in order to represent the animators team of a short film selected for the festival.
I graduated in Social Communication with emphasis in Publishing (ECo-UFRJ, 2013), having focused my studies on picturebooks. I have worked at Fundação Getúlio Vargas and Editora Jorge Zahar on the fields of visual arts and graphic production. I was a CAPES fellow during my Master in Arts, Culture and Languages (IAD-UFJF, 2017), in which I developed research that characterized book-apps as cognitive artifacts related to storytelling task. During that period, I was part of IRG (Iconicity Research Group).
My topics of interest are illustration, storytelling, digital technologies, intermediality, cognitive science and anthropology.
I am currently conducting a research entitled “Going through the woods between the imaginary world and the real one: Red Riding Hood in transmedial transformation” as a FCT Fellow in the Doctoral Program in Materialities of Literature (CLP-UC). In the research group “Digital Mediation and Materialities of Literature” I work on two projects, “Ex Machina: Inscription and Literature”, and “Murals and Literature: Digital Creation in Educational Context”. In addition, I am the current executive editor of the journal MATLIT: Materialities of Literature.