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Teresa Mendes Flores

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Media Arts Creative Industries and Technology

Teresa Mendes Flores is a photography and film historian and a researcher on optical media theories, visual culture and semiotics. She holds a Phd on Communication Sciences from Nova University (2010) and is a full researcher at ICNOVA, while a collaborating member at CICANT. She coordinates ICNOVA's research group on "Culture, Mediation&Arts" (since 2019) and co-edits the journal RCL-Communication and Languages Journal. Professor Mendes Flores published 3 books, as well as several book chapters and papers in various academic journals. Present interests include gender and visual culture, photography and science in colonial contexts, such as the scientific expeditions. She is the principal investigator of the “Photo Impulse” research project funded by Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (more information on the project's website: She teaches at the School of Communication of Universidade Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias.


1992: First Degree in Social Communication, New University of Lisbon.

1998: Master's Degree in Communication Science from the New University of Lisbon.

2010: Doctorate in Communication Science from the New University of Lisbon.