Cristina is a cultural and social anthropologist. She has a PhD in Sociology, doctoral programme in ‘Post-colonialisms and Global Citizenship’ studies, at the Centre for Social Studies (CES),University of Coimbra, with the doctoral thesis "SOUNDS OF EMPIRE, VOICES OF CIPALE. Tucokwe songs, power and Labour during the late colonialism in Lunda, Angola". She had a PhD Scholarship from the Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT), Portugal. She studied the colonial category of 'folk music' within the Cokwe people (1940-1970), during the Portuguese colonial context of Diamang (Diamonds Company of Angola) at Lunda, Angola. She did fieldwork in Portugal and Angola through oral history survey and in colonial archive. The main areas of interest are within the areas of anthropology, sociology and postcolonial studies, specifically on social differentiation, portuguese colonialism, music, migration, power, agency, subjectivity and image.