Sandra C. S. Marques graduated in Nursing (ESEL, Leiria) in 1994 and in Anthropology (ISCTE, Lisbon) in 2000. She holds a PhD in Anthropology (of Complex Societies) from ISCTE-IUL (University Institute of Lisbon) with the research “Cameras and Tourism in Kolkata: Representations through Photovoice” (2009). Between 2010 and 2016, she was a FCT post-doctoral researcher at Centre for Research in Anthropology (CRIA-IUL) with a study on “Practices and Representations of the Body in Bengali India”. At present, she continues to collaborate with CRIA-IUL and she is a research team member of the international project “RECAP: Research on European Children and Adults born Preterm”, at Institute of Public Health of the University of Porto (ISPUP).
She conducts anthropological research in the field of practices and representations, with interests on identity, body and power relations; knowledge systems, discourse and narratives, visuality and media; cultural heritage and politics of culture. She has specialized in the use of research methods of triangulation with participatory visual methodologies. By the end of 2017, she counts 27 publications, of which 22 are single authored.