Study of New German Literature at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich (1983), master at New German Literature (1985), PhD at Language by University of São Paulo (1995). Visiting Professor of Latin American Study at the University of Berlin/FU (2013/14). Post-doctoral research on the Interdisciplinary Center for Narratology (ICN) University of Hamburg/Germany (fellow by CAPES) (2014/2015). Has experience and publication in History of Literature, Literature in Amazonia, Literary Theory (Narratology), acting on the following subjects: Dalcídio Jurandir, Walter Benjamin, Reception Theory, Fictionality/Factuality and Narrativity.
Co-organization of the international interdisciplinary symposium Amazon – modernity as a polyphonical and cultural space, Berlin (2014). Recent publications: Facts and Fiction. Events and stories in relation to texts and the world (Sociology Study, Vol. 3, No.6/2013); Gurupá – das ruínas aos cemitérios (Estudos Avançados, No. 75/2012), "Amazoniens größter Romanautor Dalcídio Jurandir und die Welt des Marajó-Archipels" (São Paulo, 2010; Berlin, 2010).
My recent project "Amazon – Realities in the novels and the imaginary in reports of travelers" lies on the fact/fiction distinction in this particular type of travel genre and thus on the differentiation and theorization of both factuality and referentiality. The contact with the ICN's current major narratological research project "Factuality" and the Working Group Factuality/Fictionality (Arbeitsstelle Faktualität Fiktionalität, AFF) is very important.