Dr. Vanessa Pereira is an eclectic and creative research professional with a social conscious. Her research portfolio includes a variety of work such as academic publications, business intelligence, social listening reports, whitepapers, and blog posts. Vanessa is highly skilled at delivering research tailored to different organisations, with varied working objectives and in several languages. The international scope and quality of Vanessa's PhD was recognised by three different funding awards (AHRC, Gulbenkian and FCT, surpassing £140,000 in total). This comes with a background of 10 years plus of teaching experience, 5 years lecturing full-time in Russel Group Universities. In addition Vanessa has presented a number of very well-received papers at a number of international conferences, including the International Federation for Theatre Research and the American Comparative Literature Association. Her research skills include qualitative and quantitative methodologies (data collection and analysis; literature reviews; open-source research; social media monitoring tools). Forthcoming chapter (Routledge, 2017): ‘Politics of Place and Community in o bando’s Nós Matámos o Cão Tinhoso! (2010)’.