Maria Luísa Jacquinet is a university professor. He graduated in History, a variant of Art History, completed a master's degree in Heritage Studies and a PhD in History, a specialty in Art History, from the Faculty of Arts of the University of Coimbra. He also has training in Museology and Cultural Heritage Law. It was several times visiting scholar at the Faculty of Theology at the Catholic University of Leuven (KULeuven). He has collaborated in national and international editorial and research projects related to Christian spirituality and religious history and heritage, as well as intervention projects in historic buildings. Her areas of interest essentially focus on monastic-conventional art, female monastic spirituality and Catholic exile in the context of religious conflicts in Modern Europe.