Carlotta Defenu is a Post-Doctoral research fellow within the research project at the Institute for the Study of Literature and Tradition of the NOVA University of Lisbon. Her research focuses on the work of Ronald de Carvalho and Armando Côrtes Rodrigues. She holds a Master's degree in Portuguese Language and Literature from the Sapienza University of Rome and a Ph.D. in Textual Criticism from the University of Lisbon; her doctoral thesis examined the genesis and revision process of Fernando Pessoa’s orthonymous poems. She has published various articles and book chapters in the fields of textual criticism, genetic criticism, and genetic translation studies.