Ana Sofia Malheiro

Ana Sofia Marinho Malheiro


Natural from Guimarães, Ana Sofia Malheiro concluded her Specialized Education in Music studying piano for 5 years and achieving the highest degree in vocals at the city’s conservatory. It was also there that she had the opportunity to be part of various national and international projects like “Festival Corearte” (Barcelona, 2015) and “Festival Europa Cantat” (Bona, 2019). She has a degree in Musicology from the Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, in Lisbon, which she completed with distinction, accomplishing a score of 18 out of 20. This made her earn her four merit-based awards from institutions such as Santander and the University itself that also granted an initiation research scholarship as part of the “Summer with Science”, project promoted by the investigation center CESEM and FCT. As a representative of the body of students she was behind the creation of the project “Cluster de Ciências Musicais”. Currently, she is a Master’s student at the same faculty but now on the communications department, specializing in Journalism, an area she is familiar with since being a contributor in the magazine “Glosas”, that belongs to MPMP, Património Musical Vivo. Her research and debate interests are based on the relations between music and social, political and gender roles, therefore she is a member of the Centre for the Study of Gender and Music which is part of the Critical Theory and Communication Group of CESEM. She also interned under the supervision of Paula Gomes-Ribeiro on the project “Música, Media e Públicos 1974-2010”. Throughout her journey, she also voluntarily collaborated with the Portuguese Early Music Database. Recently, she joined another research centre — Centro de Investigação & Informação da Música Portuguesa.