Joana Cunha Leal is Assistant Professor at the Art History Department of the School of Social Sciences and Humanities of the Universidade NOVA de Lisboa, where she teaches graduate and post-graduate courses on nineteenth and early twentieth century art, art theory and historiography. Her recent work privileges the study of Iberian modernisms and the avant-garde. Her research project “Other Modernisms? The case of Amadeo Souza Cardoso” was awarded a Fulbright Research Fellowship in 2010. She was also a fellow of the Stone Summer Theory Institute in 2011, and PI for the project "Southern Modernisms" (2014-2015). She is currently director of the Art History Institute of the Universidade NOVA de Lisboa.