Maria José Brites is an Associate professor at Lusófona University and a member of the board of the Centre for Research in Applied Communication, Culture, and New Technologies (CICANT). She coordinates the project Juvenile delinquency centres with digital and civic competences – DiCi-Educa (Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian) and the European project SMaRT-EU (LC-01563446). She was the Portuguese coordinator of the European project Media In Action - MIA (LC-00644630) and the RadioActive project (531245-LLP-1-2012-1-UK-KA3-KA3). She concluded her PhD in Communication Sciences (2013) at the NOVA University of Lisbon and a post-doc (2014-2017) at the Communication and Society Research Centre (CECS/UMinho).
2017: Post Doctorate in Communication Sciences. Universidade do Minho, Portugal.
2013: PhD in Communication Sciences - Journalism and media studies. Universidade Nova de Lisboa. Portugal.
2008: Master’s Degree in Communication Sciences/Journalism and media studies. Universidade Nova de Lisboa. Portugal.
1996: Bachelor's Degree in Specialised Studies in International Journalism. Escola Superior de Jornalismo do Porto, Portugal.