In 2003, I completed my Bachelor Degree in Pedagogy at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), in Brazil. During my Bachelor, I worked as a primary school teacher and as a research assistant in three different projects: two State projects about the professional reintegration of low-wage workers (1999 and 2000) and a project about extracurricular education of older industrial workers (2002-2005).
Between 2004 and 2006, I did my Master in Education at the same university, about the children’s perspectives on ageing. My interest in Gerontology and intergenerational relationships led me to do a Specialization in Gerontology at the State University of Rio de Janeiro (UERJ, 2007), where I was also a guest doctoral student at both UERJ and the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ).
In 2008, I won a DAAD scholarship and through a cotutelle agreement between UFRGS and the University of Siegen (Germany), I did my PhD in Education (2007-2011) with double doctoral degree. I concluded my PhD with summa cum laude and my dissertation, about the relationship between grandparents and grandchildren from the point-of-view of children, won, in 2018, the Brazilian Bradesco prize for the best research in Gerontology.
Between 2013 and 2018, I did a Postdoc at the University of Luxembourg about the biographies and transnational social support networks of older migrants, in which I dealt with transnational families and questions of care in old age. I also collaborated on the Child project, about children in the Luxembourgian day care system.
In 2020, I was Guest Researcher at the Institute of Education (IfE) of the University of Zurich and since 2021, I am a Postdoc researcher at this same Institute, in the group of extracurricular formation and education – Ausserschulische Bildung und Erziehung (ABE).
• Intergenerational Relationships
• Childhood Studies
• Ageing and Older Migrants
• Transnational Families
• Qualitative Research with Children