Rosalina Pisco Costa is a sociologist, associate professor at the Department of Sociology and affiliated researcher at CICS.NOVA.UÉvora-The Interdisciplinary Center of Social Sciences, University of Évora, Portugal. She has a graduation in Sociology and a master's degree specialization in Family and Population studies. She was an FCT and Calouste Gulbenkian student scholar at the Morgan Centre for the Study of Relationships and Personal Life of the University of Manchester, under the supervision of Carol Smart. In 2011, she completed her PhD in Social Sciences by the University of Lisbon, and in 2012, she was distinguished with the Early Stage Family Scholar Award by the International Sociological Association. Her research covers a broad range of issues regarding families, gender and personal life; childhood; everyday life, mobilities and consumption studies; social time and ages of life; ritualization, memory and familial aesthetics; trajectories, transitions and experiences in higher education; history and institutionalization of sociology in Portugal; and ethics in social sciences, while crosswise exploring QDA software, qualitative, sensory and creative social research methodologies. She has published widely and internationally in peer review journals, and her work appears in key publications such as The Wiley Encyclopedia of Family Studies, The SAGE International Encyclopedia of Mass Media and Society, and The SAGE International Encyclopedia of Economics and Society. In 2020, with Sampson Lee Blair, she co-edited the volumes 'Childbearing and the Changing Nature of Parenthood' and 'Transitions into Parenthood: Examining the Complexities of Childrearing' (Emerald).