Cátia Miriam da Costa is graduated in International relations, master in African Studies by the University of Lisbon and doctor in Literature by the University of Évora. Her doctoral thesis, Continuidades e Descontinuidades da Colonização Portuguesa: Literatura e jornalismo entre a utopia e realidade, focused the proto-nationalist discourse at the Angolan press of the beginning of the XX Century. Her Post-doctorate project, Breaking the silence: power and discursive circulation in colonial and post-colonial society, approaches the relations between press, circulation of ideas and intellectuals and its political expression. Has participated in different projects and published in Portugal, Brazil, Spain and England. Presently is a member of the COST Net IS 1210 and co-coordinated the application to the CYTED Net, involving six countries, sixteen universities and seventeen research centres,”COOPMAR: Transatlantic cooperation. Public politics and Iberoamerican sociocultural community”. Is a specialist in analysis of discourse and studies the relations between press, power, culture and science. Has participated in different projects and published in Portugal, Brazil, Spain and United Kingdom. With Adelaide Vieira Machado and Sandra Ataíde Lobo has conceived and promoted the creation of the International Group for Studies of Colonial periodical press of the Portuguese empire (IGSCP-IP).