Ana Karina de O Nascimento holds a PhD in Languages from the University of São Paulo (Brazil), with a Doctoral Dissertation Research Award from Fulbright which allowed her to spend 9 months as part of her doctorate studies conducting research at Montclair State University, NJ, USA, under the supervision of prof. Michele Knobel. In her dissertation, she conducted a study on digital literacies within pre-service teacher education in the Brazilian context, her main research interests. Other research interests include: teacher education (in-service), English language teaching and learning, and the role of digital literacies in this context.