Alda Rodrigues

Alda Rodrigues is a Ph.D. student at the Program in Literary Theory of the Faculty of Letters (University of Lisbon) with a Ph.D. fellowship from the Foundation for Science and Technology. She is an associate member of IFL - The Institute for Philosophy of Language.

Her main research interests include: philosophy of art, history and philosophy of science, Darwin, the organization of cabinets of curiosities and the creation of the first museums. She’s writing a Ph.D. dissertation on collecting from an epistemological perspective.

In addition, she worked as a lexicographer from 1996 to 2006. This work on word usage and her activity as a translator and proofreader were the starting point for her interest in the processes of perceiving, understanding and making sense.