She is a full professor of Literature Theory at the Institute of Linguistics and Literature of UFBA. She is the president of the Bahia Academy of Letters. She has a BA and a teaching degree in Linguistics and Literature from the Federal University of Bahia (1970). She holds an MA in Linguistics and Literature from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (1979) and a PhD in Literary Theory and Comparative Literature from the University of São Paulo (1996). She was the director of the Institute of Linguistics and Literature of UFBA (1996-2004), the Coordinator of the Graduate Program (PPGLL), and the president of ABRALIC (1998-2000). She coordinates the research group Teoria da Literatura, Literatura Comparada e Criação Literária (Literary Theory, Comparative Literature, and Literary Creation)/CNPq and the research project O escritor e seus múltiplos: migrações (The writer and his multiples: migrations). Her research interest is in the field of Linguistics and Literature, focusing on Literary Theory, mainly on the following topics: discursive transits, Silviano Santiago, João Guimarães Rosa, contemporary intellectual, and literary criticism.