Maria Teresa Cruz is Associate Professor at the Communication Sciences Department of NOVA University of Lisbon teaching in the fields of contemporary art and culture, media aesthetics and image theory. She was director of the Research Center on Communication and Language (2012-2015) and founder of Interact – Journal of Art, Culture and Technology that she directed between 2000-2006. She is now a member of the Research Group on Culture, Media and Arts of the NOVA Institute of Communication in the fields of contemporary culture, digital studies, post-media aesthetics and media ecology. Her recent projects have focused on contributory culture, intercultural dialogue, and digital mediation of cultural heritage. Books: A Modernidade Estética. Uma arqueologia do sensível (2020); Media Theory and Cultural Technologies (Org. 2017); Novos Media – Novas Práticas (Org. 2011).
Areas of Research: contemporary culture, digital studies and media ecology, post-media aesthetics, intercultural dialogue and contributory culture.