Irene Silveira Almeida is Assistant Professor of French and Francophone Studies Discipline in Shenoi Goembab School of Languages and Literature, Goa University- Goa, India. She has a PhD in French and Francophone Studies with a thesis on L’émigration goannaise vers la France- une étude d’intégration sociale et linguistique (Goan Immigration to France- A study of social and linguistic integration). Her research work is mainly in the field of Goan Diaspora and Culture. Other domains of interest include Sociolinguistics, French and Francophone Literature, and Teaching Methodology. An avid history and art enthusiast, she welcomes opportunities to link these areas with her teaching and research.