Natália Gonçalves received her BA in History from the Federal University of Ouro Preto (Brazil), specialising in Public Policies for Equality in Latin America (CLACSO/Argentina). She has a MA degree in Social Memory and Cultural Heritage from the Federal University of Pelotas (Brazil) with a thesis on the memories and identities of former railway workers of Mariana and Ouro Preto, Brazil. Currently, she is particularly interested in the preservation of industrial heritage in urban areas, which she is studying for her research, in the Erasmus Mundus TPTI, "The 'before of the after': urban planning, uses and (re)signification of industrial patrimony in Belo Horizonte, Brazil". She is an associate researcher at the Latin American Center for Culture; a member of the Brazilian Association of Railway Preservation (ABPF) and of the Brazilian Association of Oral History (ABHO). She has experience and publications in Brazil, Argentina and Uruguay, in the areas of Memory and Identities; Historical and Cultural Heritage (with emphasis on Industrial Patrimony and Patrimonial Education); Oral History; History Teching and Museum Education.