Dr. Maria Helena Zamora is currently a professor at PUC-Rio’s Psychology Department, having joined in 2000, as well as being a member of the Postgraduate Psychology Program since 2012. Invited professor at National/Global Advisory Board for Faith and Justice in Community and Society, Indiana, USA, between 2011 and 2015. Started a partnership with the Cognitive and Social Psychology and Vocational Development Institute, in Coimbra, in 2012. Member of the Sergio Vieira de Melo Chair at UNHCR / UN (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, UNHCR), based at PUC-Rio, in 2017. Invited Researcher at the research network SPPREAD International (Social Pedagogy, Practice Research and Development International) about socio-education, with members from the United Kingdom, Denmark and Brazil, since 01/2018.

Dr. Zamora has been a member of some Centers for the defense of human rights, NGOs and social movements. She is an associated researcher at the Interdisciplinary Core of Afro-Brazilian Reflection and Memory (NIREMA) at PUC-Rio, since 2015. Member of the Youth Homicide Prevention Committee at UNICEF in 2019-2021.