Brief CV: Maria Helena Padrão has a Degree in Romance Philology from the Faculty of Arts and Humanities of the University of Porto (1975). She completed a Master of Advanced Studies in Portuguese Studies at the University of Santiago de Compostela (1994) and has a PhD in Literary Theory and Comparative Literature (1996) from the University of Santiago de Compostela. She has been lecturing at the University Institute of Maia (ISMAI) since 1991.

Research Interests: Her scientific research – published in Portugal and abroad – focuses on the following areas: comparative literature (particularly the interconnectivity between literature and cinema), literary communication in the 21st century, and literary theory. She is currently a member of CIAC – Centre for Research in Arts and Communication (University of Algarve).

Latest Publications:

Padrão, Maria Helena; Guerra, Inês; Marnoto, Sandra; Padrão, Reinaldo; Oliveira, Clementina (2014) “Social Representations: International Students in Portugal Perceptions of The Host country depending on their country of origin” Regional and Sectoral Economic Studies Vol. 14-1 ISSN: 1578-4460 Journals Websites:

PADRÃO, Maria Helena, VIEIRA, Célia e RIO NOVO, Isabel (2014). “Narratives of the Portuguese Diaspora: Life, Literature, Cinema”, in Mediterranean Journal of Social Sciences, Vol. 5. Nº 19, August 2014, Rome, MCSER Publishing, p. 600.

PADRÃO, M. Helena, Guerra, Inês, Padrão J. ; Isidro, J.(2014). “Portuguese Diaspora: Life Stories / Documentaries” in Mediterranean Journal of Social Sciences, ISSN 2039-2117 (online) Vol.5 No.22 ISSN 2039-9340 (print) MCSER Publishing, Rome-Italy, September 2014. DOI:10.5901/mjss.2014.v5n22p53