Eugénia Cunha is the Director of the South Delegation of the National Institute of Legal Medicine and Forensic Sciences (NILMFS), Lisbon, Portugal, and member of the Direction of the Institute, since August 2018.
Professor Cunha has been a full professor at the University of Coimbra since 2003 where she created and coordinates the Laboratory of Forensic Anthropology. She is also is a researcher at the Centre for Functional Ecology, and coordinator of the research Unit of Forensic Anthropology and Paleobiology. She is a national consultant in forensic anthropology for NILMFS in Portugal since 1997 and forensic anthropologist of the South Delegation of NILMFS, since 2004.
At Stanford, she will be co-teaching the course CSRE 212: Biology, Culture and Social Justice in Latin America: Perspectives from Forensic Anthropology, in winter 2020, with professor Briget Algee-Hewitt.