Inês Lima is Assistant Professor of Portuguese at California State University, Fresno, where she teaches, namely, Portuguese and Brazilian Literature and Cinema and Cultures of the Portuguese-Speaking World. She holds an M.A. in Lusophone Studies from Paris 3–Sorbonne University, and a Ph.D. in Luso-Afro-Brazilian Studies and Theory from the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth. Her research focuses on the study of Portuguese and Brazilian contemporary poetry from an ecocritical and queer perspective. Her research interests also include postcolonialism, migration and intertextuality in Luso-Afro-Brazilian poetry and fiction.