• Sandra Boto CIAC - Universidade do Algarve
  • Maria Guilhermina Castro CITAR - Escola das Artes, Universidade Católica Portuguesa
  • Ana Isabel Soares CIAC - Universidade do Algarve


This issue of CITAR (Journal of Arts Science and Technology) is especially devoted to what we designated as Marginalized Narratives. It is a special issue that collects studies published upon the 5th Colloquium on Narrative, Medium and Cognition, held at the University of Algarve in November 2018, and which was focused on that topic.

Author Biographies

Sandra Boto, CIAC - Universidade do Algarve
Sandra Boto has been an Assistant Researcher at the CIAC/University of Algarve (UAlg) since 2019. She has a degree in Modern Languages and Literature (Portuguese Studies) – from UAlg. In 2012 she earned her PhD in Languages, Literature and Cultures – Literary Studies from Universidade Nova de Lisboa, She is a member of CIAC (UAlg) and a collaborator of CLP (University of Coimbra). She is the scientific coordinator of the project Romanceiro.pt, endorsed by CIAC. She has lectured at UAlg, at the University of Huelva, and at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, where she directed the Portuguese Language Center of Camões Institute. From her experience as a lecturer, we highlight teaching Portuguese for Foreigners and Spanish Literature.
Maria Guilhermina Castro, CITAR - Escola das Artes, Universidade Católica Portuguesa
Maria Guilhermina Castro is an Associate Professor at the School of Arts of the Catholic University of Portugal and has been working in other universities in different countries as Invited Professor. She investigates narrative and character creation at Research Centre for Science and Technology of Arts. She previously researched on other themes in the field of psychology of arts, as well as romantic relationships and career guidance (total of 10 projects), presenting these studies in over 60 scientific occasions including scientific journals, books, and conferences. Guilhermina co-organizes the Narrative, Media and Cognition Conference, which she co-founded. She was Vice-president of AIM - Association of Moving Image Researchers - and she is co-responsible for the working group “Audiovisual Narratives” of this association. Guilhermina collaborated with CITAR Journal as assistant editor and she is reviewer of several academic journals. She received both her graduation and her doctorate in Psychology from the University of Porto (Portugal) and did advanced training in Morenian Psychodrama. It is worth mentioning her acting training through open courses at Superior School of Music and Performing Arts – Porto (ESMAE) and the advanced training in Psychotherapy and Career Guidance. Guilhermina was a psychologist in private practice and schools during eight years.
Ana Isabel Soares, CIAC - Universidade do Algarve
Ana Isabel Soares holds a PhD in Literary Theory (Lisbon University, 2003), and did a post-doctorate in the same program on Portuguese documentary films and poetry (2009-2010). She has taught graduation and post-graduation courses on English Literature and in Film Studies at Universidade do Algarve since 1996. A full member of CIAC – Centre for Research in Arts and Communication, she was one of the founders and the first President of AIM – Portuguese Association of Researchers of the Moving Image. Her publications range from literary to film studies. She has translated literary theory and poetry.