Hélder Garmes is doctorate by the University of São Paulo (USP), being a Senior Lecture of this university. Has done post-doctoral training at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (2005), College of Humanities da Ohio State University (2009) and Faculty of Arts da University of Leeds (2016). Is a specialist in Portuguese literature, comparative studies of literatures of Portuguese language and history of literature. Presently his main focus are: the works of the Portuguese writer Eça de Queirós, coordinating the Grupo Eça, registered in the Brazilian CNPq; literature in Portuguese language in Goa and other Portuguese ex-colonies in Asia, being the coordinator of international project “Thinking Goa – a peculiar library of Portuguese language” funded by FAPESP. Authored, amongst others, Romantismo Paulista (2006), organized Oriente, Engenho e Arte (2004) and co-organized Literatura Portuguesa: História, Memória e Perspectivas (2007). His interest for periodical press has accompanied his academic career, being a member of the International Group for Studies of Colonial periodical press of the Portuguese empire (IGSCP-IP) and having promoted the adherence of the project Thinking Goa to this Group.