Helena Barbas (1951) is Professor-Lecturer of the Department of Portuguese Studies – Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas, Universidade Nova de Lisboa (F.C.S.H. – U.N.L.). She holds a MA (1990) and a PhD (1998) in Comparative Literature – Literature and the Arts. In 2008 she gained her “Habilitation” in Literature and Cyberarts.
Helena authored books and several essays, translated theoretical texts, novels, drama and poetry. She has collaborated with diverse newspapers and magazines as literary reviewer, and with national TV cultural programs.
She was a member of the InStory team (2005-2007) – best Portuguese web mobile project. From then on she centred her research in Digital Humanities: human-machine interaction, serious games, e-Learning, web.2, and interactive digital narrative. In 2011 she received the (2nd.) SANTANDER Award for the Internationalization of the F.C.S.H. Scientific Production 2010.