Sociologist. Professor at the Faculty of Arts of the University of Porto (FLUP), the same institution where she was granted her Ph.D in Sociology. Researcher in the Institute of Sociology of the Faculty of Arts of the University of Porto (ISFLUP). Adjunct Professor at the Griffith Centre for Cultural Research (GCCR). In the last few years has extensive work published around the thematic of music in general and rock music in particular, paving the way for a new interpretative paradigm of the Portuguese contemporaneity.