Maria Barreto Dávila (CHAM / NOVA FCSH)

has a PhD in History of the Discoveries and Portuguese Expansion by NOVA FCSH. She is a researcher at CHAM – Centre for the Humanities, where she coordinates the Thematic Line of Women’s History and Gender. She is the author of A Mulher dos Descobrimentos. D. Beatriz, infanta de Portugal, Lisbon, Esfera dos Livros, 2019.


Professor in the History Department at the Federal University of Maranhão - UFMA and in the Professional Master's Program in History Teaching (ProfHistória - UFMA). Master's degree in Social History and a PhD in Economic History from the Faculty of Philosophy, Letters and Human Sciences - FFLCH / University of São Paulo - USP. Sandwich Doctorate - SWE - CNPq and Post Doctoral Internship - CAPES at the Institute of Social Sciences - ICS of the University of Lisbon - UL. Correspondent Researcher linked to the Research Group "Culture, history and Iberian and Ibero-American thoughts" at the Humanities Center (CHAM) of the Faculty of Social and Human Sciences at Universidade Nova de Lisboa and Universidade dos Açores. Currently develops the Research Project “Women in the holy profession: elements for understanding women's work in the 16th and 17th centuries in Lisbon according to the inquisitorial documentation”. Areas of expertise:  History of Women, History of the Inquisition and History Teaching.

Ana Teresa Hilário (CHAM / NOVA FCSH)

is a PhD candidate at NOVA FCSH, where she is developing the thesis "Herd of candid lambs? Gender, regulation and resilience at Santa Monica's Convent in Goa (1606-1734)". She is an assistant researcher at CHAM – Centre for the Humanities. Her current interests include the study of Women’s History and their place, experiences and relationships in colonial societies.

Mariana Meneses Muñoz (NOVA FCSH)

BA in History from Universidad de Antioquia (Colombia), student of the PhD in History in Universidade Nova de Lisboa, with specialty in history of the discoveries and Portuguese expansion. Mariana studied the sexual abuses of the male clergy in colonial Latin America (XVI and XVII centuries); she developed researches about the topic, as results she made oral presentations and articles. Her actual research interest focuses on the women’s representations and justice access in front of justice tribunals of the Iberian cultures after Trent’s Council.