The research topic “The Sexual Exploitation of Children in Tourism During the COVID-19 Pandemic” stems from my previous research into child sex tourism (CST) in Brazil that has evolved to meet new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) circumstances.
I completed my first university studies in Tourism at Universidade Federal de Ouro Preto /Universidade de Brasília, Brazil.
For five years, I lived in West Africa, Cape Verde, where I have concluded my master’s degree in Heritage and Development at the Public University of Cape Verde in partnership with the University Nova de Lisboa.
Before starting at ISS, I was enrolled in the PhD Programme in Development Studies at Universidade de Lisboa.
I have teaching experience at two universities and I have supervised two final bachelor’s monographs at the Department of Social and Human Sciences at the Public University of Cape Verde. I have also worked at an International NGO dedicated to social protection, child rights and child advocacy.
Since 2014, I have been living in the Netherlands, where I worked at The Brazilian Tourist Board (Embratur)/ Brazilian Ministry of Tourism as Institutional Representative (country manager) in the Netherlands and in Scandinavia until 2017.