Eliana Sousa Santos is an architect, researcher and an assistant professor of architecture. In 2017, she was awarded the Fernando Távora Prize and has since been publishing her travel essays in the press. She was the curator of the exhibition The Shape of Plain (Gulbenkian Museum Lisbon 2016/17), an associate project of the Lisbon Architecture Triennial 2016. In 2013/14, she was a visiting postdoctoral research fellow at Yale University, and currently is a researcher at Center for Social Studies, University of Coimbra, and an invited assistant professor at Dept. of Architecture and Urbanism at ISCTE-IUL. She has a degree in architecture awarded by the University of Lisbon, a master degree by University of Coimbra and a PhD by London Consortium, University of London. She joined COST Action CA18126 Writing Urban Places. New Narratives of the European City to explore narratives of place and writing historical essays as travel diaries.