PhD in Visual Culture, Goldsmiths, University of London. Mafalda’s research investigates the intersections between culture, policy and international relations with a particular interest in the European Union. Currently, Mafalda is a Visiting Research Fellow in the Department of Culture, Media and Creative Industries at King’s College London and a Lecturer in the Institut Catholique de Paris. Additionally, she is a 2019–2021 Research Fellow with the Centre on Public Diplomacy of the University of Southern California. Previously, among other roles, she was Lecturer at King’s College London, Culture and Foreign Policy Expert at the German Institute of Foreign Cultural Relations, led with Cultural Action Europe a research project on the European status of artists and cultural workers for the European Parliament, and worked as expert for the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission.