Anita Lucchesi holds a PhD in History from the University of Luxembourg (2020) and a Master's degree in Comparative History from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (2014), where she also completed a BA in History (2011). In her PhD, she investigated the theory and methods of digital history at the intersection with public history, discussing the epistemological issues emerging from what she defines as "hermeneutics of practice." The research was based on a case study of migration memories in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. The thesis, For a New Hermeneutics of Practice in Digital Public History: Thinkering with memorecord.uni.lu, was developed at the Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History (C²DH), with support from the Luxembourg National Research Fund.
Anita has been involved in several research, teaching and professional consulting activities, including acting as member of ad hoc committees for the Brazilian Ministry of Education. Beyond academic and non-academic articles, Anita has published two books: Digital History e Storiografia Digitale: Estudo Comparado sobre a Escrita da História no Tempo Presente (2001-2011) and História, internet e novas mídias: Preocupações e questionamentos para historiadores do século XXI both Open Access publications by the Pernambuco University Press (EDUPE).
Among other affiliations, she is a member of the Present Time Study Group, linked to the History Department of the Federal University of Sergipe (GET/UFS). the Brazilian Network of Public History and is also a member of the steering committee of the International Federation of Public History. She dedicts herself to research on Digital History, Public History, and History of the Present Time, with emphasis on the interface between digital technologies, historiography, memory studies, teaching, and scientific dissemination of history.
In September 2022, Anita rejoined the C²DH to work with Sean Takats and with Abby Mullen (George Mason University) on Tropy.