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Associate Researcher

Paula Guerra

research interests

“Art Worlds” “Artistic Ecosystems” “Sociology of the Arts and Culture”, “Underground Music Scenes” “DIY Cultures”, “Youth cultures”, “Memory/Heritage” “Citizenship”, “Public and Cultural Policies”

Short Bio

Paula Guerra is Professor of Sociology at the University of Porto and Researcher at the Institute of Sociology of the same University. Paula is Adjunct Associate Professor of the Griffith Centre for Social and Cultural Research in Australia. She is founder/coordinator of the Network All the Arts: Luso-Afro-Brazilian Network of the Sociology of Culture and the Arts. Paula is the founder/coordinator of the KISMIF ( and Paula is member of the Board of the Research Network of Sociology of Art of ESA and chair of IASPM Portugal. She coordinates several research projects subordinated to the youth cultures, sociology of the arts and culture, co-creation, methodology and research techniques, DIY cultures, among other subjects. She has likewise advised and supervised several Masters, PhD and Post-Doc projects in the aforementioned areas. She is a member of the editorial council of several journals, as well as editor and reviewer of several articles and books on a transnational level. Paula is the Editor-in-Chief (with Bennett) of SAGE Journal ‘DIY, Alternative Cultures & Society.

research project at dinâmia'cet-Iscte

2021/ – Responsible Researcher for the Project ‘Casa Comum do Rock/Common House of Rock’ (Institute of Sociology UPORTO), founded by Rectory of the University of Porto

2020/22 – Responsible Researcher for the Project ‘Paredes de Coura Festival - Intangible Cultural Heritage’ (Institute of Sociology UPORTO), founded by Municipality of Paredes de Coura

2020/22 – Responsible Researcher for the Project ‘The Leixões of the Memories’ (Institute of Sociology UPORTO & Aventura com Carisma), founded by Healthy Neighbourhoods Programme / Council of Ministers Resolution 52-A/2020

2020/22 – Responsible Researcher for the Project ‘Preserving Feminine Affections’ (Institute of Sociology UPORTO & Agir pelo Planeta), founded by Healthy Neighbourhoods Programme / Council of Ministers Resolution 52-A/2020

2018/22–Member of the Project ‘MOVES-Migration and Modernity: Historical and Cultural Challenges’, founded by Marie Skłodowska-Curie Programme, European Commission

Main publications

1. GUERRA, Paula; FEIXA, Carles (2021). ‘Not Just Holidays in the Sun’. Mapping, measuring and analysing DIY culture’s impact across cities in the Global South (Chapter 14). In Ricardo CAMPOS & Jordi NOFRE (Eds.). Exploring Ibero-American Youth Cultures in the 21st Century. Creativity, Resistance and Transgression in the City (pp. 243-258). Cham, Switzerland: MacMillan Palgrave. ISBN10: 3030835405. ISBN13: 9783030835408.

2. GUERRA, Paula & FERNANDES, Ana Matos (2022). Crying Jellyfish. Capicua at the Crossroads of Artistic Labour and Critical Pedagogies during the Pandemic. Education Sciences & Society, vol.13, n.º1, 128-145, 10.3280/ess1-2022oa13576. ISSN 2038-9442, ISSNe 2284-015X.

3. GUERRA, Paula (2022) – Teenagers From Outer Space: Contributos para uma genealogia dos fios que teceram a moda e o do-it-yourself em Portugal. dObra[s] – revista da Associação Brasileira de Estudos de Pesquisas em Moda. n.º 34, pp. 19–63. DOI: 10.26563/dobras.i3

4. GUERRA, Paula (2021) - So Close Yet So Far: DIY Cultures in Portugal and Brazil. Cultural Trends, 30 (2), 122-138, DOI: 10.1080/09548963.2021.1877085

5. GUERRA, Paula & VAL RIPOLLÉS, Fernán del (2021) – Cosmopolitanism, Punk and Post-punk in Portugal and Spain from 1974 to 1984. Popular Music and Society, DOI: 10.1080/03007766.2021.1948755

Main projects

Casa Comum do Rock

Paredes de Coura Festival

Leixões de Memórias

Conservar Afetos Femininos


Last update

23 de maio de 2023
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