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Cristina Brito is an Assistant Professor at the History Departmen of NOVA FCSH and the Head of CHAM - Center for th Humanities at NOVA FCSH.

Prior to that position, she was awarded a Research Contract by FCT (IF/00610/2015) at CHAM — NOVA FCSH, and has held two post-dotoral positions. She holds PhD in History – History of the Portuguese Discoveries and Expansion, NOVA FCSH (2005/2010), a Masters in Ethology from the Institute of Applied Psychology (1998/2000) and a Bachelor’s degree in Biology Applied to Animal Resources – Marine Resources, Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon (1993/1998).  

Cristina Brito has an interdisciplinary, comparative and cross-cultural approach to her research. Her scientific interests include early modern marine environmental history, local and global perceptions about and uses of the seas, Atlantic and oceanic histories.

She is a member of the Board of OPI – Oceans Past Initiative and of the UNESCO Chair on Oceans' Cultural Heritage and the H2020 RISE project CONCHA (2018-2021). She is the PI in European projects (EEA Grants Bilateral Funds) and co-PIin the ERC Synergy Grant 4-OCEANS (2021-2027).


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