Ana-CacholaResearch Group: Culture, Art and Conflict
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Ana Cachola is a PhD candidate in Culture Studies, at the Faculty of Human Sciences, Catholic University of Portugal, and a junior researcher at the Research Centre for Communication and Culture. Her dissertation focuses on representations of cultural identity in Portuguese contemporary art, through which she seeks to explore visual narratives of identity and their contribution to the evocation of collective memory. She currently holds a scholarship from the Portuguese Science Foundation (FCT) to develop her investigation.

She is graduated in Communication Sciences from the Faculty of Human and Social Sciences of the New University of Lisbon, and holds a Master degree in Communication and Cultural Management from the Catholic University of Portugal. Her MA dissertation – Da Criação à Mediação: Ateliers de Arte Contemporânea em Portugal - analyses visual artists’ studios as a territory of mediation within the art system. She also worked as a journalist in Portugal and Spain.

Her main research areas are (Portuguese) contemporary art, visual culture, and representation studies and she has presented her research works in national and international conferences and seminars.

ORCID: 0000-0002-7821-6245