Clara Sarmento has an aggregation in Cultural Studies and a PhD in Portuguese Culture. She is a Tenured Full Professor at the Polytechnic of Porto, where she is also the Director of the Centre for Intercultural Studies and the MA programme in Intercultural Studies for Business. Her research interests include Portuguese and Anglo-American culture and literature, cultural and intercultural studies, and feminist and gender studies. Sara Cerqueira Pascoal is an Associate Professor at the Polytechnic of Porto, where she is also a Researcher at the Centre for Intercultural Studies. She holds a PhD in Romance Languages and Cultures, and her research interests include literary geography and geocriticism, semiotics, and intercultural communication.