I am a converted Londoner, originally from São Paulo.

After working a few years in Sao Paulo as an architect and graphic designer, I came to the UK to pursue a master’s in Library Science. Having received my degree from City, University of London, I worked with cataloguing and digitisation of special items, such as pamphlets and posters, from the incredible archives of the Marx Memorial Library.

I love all aspects of research work. My main interests at the moment: archive studies, library and archive history, digital archives, Spanish civil war. History, social history, and philosophy are passions that leave traces on everything I write and do.

I am currently reading: a history of lighthouses, a global history of work, and a collection of British classic ghost stories


September 2016 – September 2017
MSc Library Science  City, University of London
Awarded ‘Best Student Prize’, Library and Information Science
Dissertation: ‘The public libraries of London’ collection : oral history in the digital age

February 2007 – November 2012
BA Architecture & Urbanism  University of Sao Paulo, Architecture and Urbanism College
Awarded with honours
Dissertation: Three Gorges Dam : the city and the territory in China (in Portuguese)

Blog Posts

  • Hello world! (Spanish Civil War from the workers' archives, 2019-12-23)

Upcoming Talks and Conferences

Oral history for library history
CILIP Local Studies Group Conference 2018 : Oral history and sound heritage
9th July, University of Leicester https://bit.ly/2Gp5RJ2

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