Maria Manuela Neves Casinha Nova

Maria Manuela Neves Casinha Nova completed a BA in Modern Languages and Literatures, Portuguese and French Studies at the University of Lisbon in 1985, an Interdisciplinary Master's degree in Portuguese Studies, at the Aberta University in 2003 (dissertation: The Legends of the Enchanted Moorish Ladies of Algarve: Legend, Narrative and History) and a Ph.D. in Literature and Culture specialized on Oral Traditional Literature at the University of Lisbon in 2013 (Thesis: The Legends of the Supernatural in the Algarve region).

She is Professor at 3rd Cycle in Primary and in Secondary Education since 1978, teaching currently at the Secondary School Manuel Teixeira Gomes in Portimão. She is also an advanced instructor at IEFP since 1991 and at the Centre for Advanced Teacher Education at Portimão, since 2003.

She initiated her activity as a researcher at the former Centre for Portuguese Folk Traditions Professor Manuel Viegas Guerreiro (currently a Pole of CLEPUL), at the Faculty of Letters, Lisbon University, in 2006.