Viviane Fontoura da Silva

Viviane Fontoura is currently doing her PhD in Literary, Cultural and Interartistic Studies at the University of Porto. She holds a BA in Journalism from the Federal University of Pernambuco, Brazil, and an MA in Arts from the University of Westminster, London, UK. She has been an English teacher and teacher trainer since 1997 and is a certified translator for the Brazilian government. She is an active member of the International Association for the Study of Irish Literatures and the European Federation of Associations and Centres of Irish Studies. For her PhD thesis, she is investigating issues of spatiality and gender in Irish literature, focusing specifically on the city of Belfast.