Composer performer and musicologist, PhD in musicology at Autonomous University of Madrid, Spain (2001). Full Professor at Music Department of Arts Institute at Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, where is the head of the Research Group on Gender Studies, Body and Sound. Has been written about gender and music, electronic experimental music, performance and sound creation. She is part of Medula Collective of Sound Experiments (Brazil) and has been developing collaborations with the sound artists Leandra Lambert (Brazil), Linda O'Keeffe (IRE/UK), Bella (Brazil), Maia Koenig (Argentina). She is part of the feminist networks Female Pressure, Feminoise Latinoamerica and WISWOS.