is professor of Art History at the State University of Rio de Janeiro (Brazil). She studied History at the University of Campinas (UNICAMP) where she also obtained her MA in Art History. With a scholarship from the German institution DAAD she did her PhD at the University of Hamburg. She specializes in Italian and Iberian art and art history during the Early-Modern period, with an emphasis on the transit of art objects and discourses within Europe and between European regions and Latin America. Her most recent publications include a Portuguese annotated translation of Michelangelo’s letters (2009), the editing of several books, including “Portuguese Humanism and the Republic of Letters” (Brill 2012), and diverse articles on the artistic exchanges between Italy, Iberia and Latin America.