Ana Flávia Miguel completed BMus - Piano (2004), a Masters in Music (Ethnomusicology) (2010) and a PhD in Music (Ethnomusicology) (2016) from the University of Aveiro, Portugal. Over the years she has conducted fieldwork in Portugal, Cape Verde, Italy, Brazil and South Africa. As a researcher, she is jointly responsible for the nomination file of Kola San Jon as Intangible Cultural Heritage.
She is the scientific consultant for the nomination file of Cantar os Reis em Ovar as Intangible Cultural Heritage (in progress). She produced the Documentary "Kola San Jon" that won the Intangible Heritage Documentation Award at the 6th Folk Music Film Festival on November 27, 2016 (Nepal). She also won the award "Research Day'14" with the poster presentation entitled "Classifying heritage by (re)classifying identities: The inclusion of Kola San Jon in the Portuguese List of Intangible Heritage".
Her main domains of study include African Musics, Applied Ethnomusicology and Research Practices in Ethnomusicology in studies about music in Cape Verde and music in Portugal. She is assistant editor of "El oído pensante" journal. From 2005 to 2013 she had been Lecturer at the Polythechnic Institute of Bragança. She is currently a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Ethnomusicology at the University of Aveiro and a integrated researcher at INET-md.