Sara Graça da Silva

Sara Graça da Silva obtained her PhD in 2008 with the thesis ‘Sexual Plots in Charles Darwin and George Eliot: Evolution and Manliness in Adam Bede and The Mill on the Floss’ (Keele University, UK), and is currently appointed researcher at CETAPS. Her main research interests include the relationship between literature and science, Darwinism and evolutionary theories, gender studies, phylogenetic applications to the study of human cultural diversity, evolutionary readings of literature, folktales, and the study of morality and emotion from an interdisciplinary perspective. She has collaborated with leading institutions including the Centre for the Co-evolution of Biology and Culture (Durham, UK), the Centre for the History of Emotions (Max Planck, Berlin), and CUNY (New York). She has contributed to The Victorian Literature Handbook, The Dictionary of Nineteenth Century Journalism, National Geographic, among others, and has published in journals such as Utopian Studies, Royal Society Open Science, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, and Multimodal Technologies and Interaction. She has edited three books on the symbiosis between morality and emotion with Routledge (2016, 2018), and Palgrave Macmillan (2021), and was the PI of the Portuguese team for the European H2020 project VAST: Values across Space and Time (2020-2023), responsible for pilot 3, dedicated to European folktales.