Maria Inês Castro e Silva is currently a Teaching Fellow (Portuguese) in the Department of Modern Languages. She is finishing her PhD in Portuguese Studies at the University of Warwick (Department of Hispanic Studies), and she is interested in Portuguese film, postcolonial studies, urban studies and Portuguese popular culture. Inês joined the University of Birmingham in September 2020. She also taught Portuguese language and culture and film at different universities in the United Kingdom and Ireland (Queen's University Belfast, 2014-2017; National University of Ireland, Maynooth, 2016/2017; The University of Warwick, 2017-2020). She has been publishing in the context of Portuguese studies in Brazil, Portugal, and in the United Kingdom, as well as presenting papers at conferences in the United States, Portugal, Brazil, and the United Kingdom.