Joana Lobo Antunes is an Invited Assistant Professor at NOVA FCSH.
She has a degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences (University of Lisbon) and a PhD in Organic Chemistry (University of Santiago de Compostela) and since 2004 has been teaching at Universidade Lusófona. Her interest in theatre, led her to study Forum Theatre with Augusto Boal, Julián Boal, Armindo Pinto and Gisella Mendoza, and to perform with Grupo de Teatro do Oprimido de Lisboa (2006-2008). Combining her passions for science and theatre, Joana applied theatrical improvisation techniques to develop oral communication and voice/posture workshops for university professors and science communication students, and has co-directed scientists in a theatre play about scientist’s lives and conflicts (staged at Gulbenkian, Teatro Municipal de Bragança, Teatro Nacional D. Maria II, among others). In 2009, she founded CQD, a non for profit cultural association devoted to linking Science and Theater.