Professor Miriam Tavares is an associate professor at the University of Algarve. With degrees in Communication Sciences, Semiotics and Cultural Studies is a PhD in Communication and Contemporary Culture at the Federal University of Bahia, Brazil . It is currently coordinator of the CIAC ( Centre for Research in Art and Communication ) , funded by FCT . Develops research and theoretical work in the field of contemporary art , including cinema, literature and aesthetics and film studies . It is co- responsible for the implementation of the degree in Visual Arts at the University of the Algarve, the Master in Communication, Culture and Arts and Cultural Management and also the PhD in Communication, Culture and Arts and Arts and Digital Media . It was Secretary of State Assistant State of Sergipe Culture, Brazil.