Ana Maria S. A. Rodrigues (M.A., University of Paris IV-Sorbonne, 1981; PhD University of Minho, 1992) is Associate Professor at the University of Lisbon; previously, she lectured at the University of Minho. From 1999 to 2002, as Deputy Co-ordinator of the National Commission for the Commemoration of the Portuguese Discoveries, she was responsible for exhibitions and catalogues such as Outro Mundo Novo Vimos, Lisbon, CNCDP, 2001 and A Construção do Brasil 1500-1825, Lisbon, CNCDP, 2000. She has edited with Manuel Pedro Ferreira, A Sé de Braga. Arte, Liturgia e Música (sécs. XI-XVIII), Lisbon, Arte das Musas/CESEM, 2009 and published the biographies of two queens of Portugal (As tristes rainhas. Leonor de Aragão. Isabel de Coimbra, Lisbon, Círculo de Leitores, 2012) among other works.