Ana Vale is a Research Funding Manager at REMA – Faculty of Arts and Humanities of University of Porto (FLUP).

She obtained a BA in History and Archaeology in 2000 and in 2004 a MA in Archaeology. In 2012 she completed a PhD in Archaeology; all her academic training was at the Faculty of Arts and Humanities of University of Porto.

Between 2013 and 2019, she has developed a post-doctoral research project, funded by FCT, around architecture and the use of space in Iberian Late Prehistory. Her research focusses mainly on the study of prehistoric architecture through the analysis of the construction and inhabitation of space. In parallel to this, she is also interested in feminist and gender archaeology.

Ana Vale is also a researcher/member of CITCEM – The Transdisciplinary Research Centre “Culture, Space and Memory”, the author/co-author of many national and international publications, has presented several oral presentations and organised several scientific meetings, namely the “Seminars in Prehistory. Archaeology, Architecture and Art” held at the Faculty of Arts and Humanities of University of Porto, between 2014 and 2018.

In 2017 she was conferred with the title of Associate Research Fellow in the Department of History, Classics and Archaeology at Birkbeck Institute (University of London).

Since 2004, she has coordinated the archaeological project and excavations at the prehistoric site of Castanheiro do Vento (V.N. de Foz Côa, Portugal).

Her current areas of interest and research: funding in science management, prehistoric architectures and the production of knowledge in archaeology.