Mário César Lugarinho is Associate Professor at the University of São Paulo in the area of Portuguese-speaking African Literatures. He is a CNPq research productivity fellow (level 2), receiving successive support since 2001 and is Associate Researcher at the Center for Comparative Studies, University of Lisbon, and at Margarida Losa Comparative Literature Institute, University of Porto. He was Visiting Professor at the University of Lisbon (2013-2014); 2019-2020) and at the University of Macau (2015-2016). He holds a degree in Language & Literature (1989) and a specialization in Literary Theory (1989) from the State University of Rio de Janeiro, Masters (1993) and Ph.D. (1997) in Language & Literature (Portuguese-speaking Literature) from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro. He did a post-doctoral internship at the Faculty of Arts, Language & Literature of the Federal University of Minas Gerais (2002-2003) and at the Center for Comparative Studies of the University of Lisbon (2012-2013). He took the Agregation, for the area of Portuguese-speaking African Literatures, at the Faculty of Philosophy, Letters and Human Sciences at USP (2012). He was an Associate Professor at the Instituto de Letras, Universidade Federal Fluminense, having worked in the areas of Portuguese Literature and African Literatures of Portuguese Language (1994-2007). With other researchers, in June 2001 he founded the Brazilian Association for Homoculture Studies (ABEH). He has published books (Portugal, Brazil), articles in specialized magazines and book chapters, in Brazil and abroad. He has experience in the field of Literature, with an emphasis on African Literatures of Portuguese Language and Portuguese Literature, mainly in the following subjects: Comparative Studies of Portuguese Language Literatures, Postcolonial Studies, Cultural Studies and Queer Studies.