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Paula Guerra

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Sigla: PMGT
Estado: Active
FCT Association Key: J003160L9OW
Email Institucional: pguerra@letras.up.pt
Extensão Telefónica: 4222
Telf.Alt.: 22 607 7190
Salas: B249


Categoria: Professor Auxiliar
Carreira: Pessoal Docente de Universidades
Professional Group: Docente
Department: Department of Sociology


Cargo Data de Início
Member of the Scientific Committee Mestrado em Sociologia 2019-03-21
Member of the Program Follow-up Committee 3º ciclo em Sociologia 2014-11-14

Apresentação Pessoal

Paula Guerra holds a PhD in Sociology from the Faculty of Arts and Humanities of the University of Porto (FLUP). She is Professor in the Department of Sociology at the Faculty of Arts and Humanities of the University of Porto and Integrated Researcher at the Institute of Sociology of the same University (IS-UP). Member of the Scientific Committee of the Master in Sociology at the University of Porto, she is also part of other international research centres: Associate Researcher in Centre for Geography and Spatial Planning Studies (CEGOT); CITCEM – Transdisciplinary Research Centre «Culture, Space and Memory» and Dinâmia’CET - Iscte IUL; Adjunct Associate Professor of the Griffith Centre for Social and Cultural Research (GCSCR). She is the founder and coordinator of the Rede Todas As Artes [All Arts Network], Luso-Afro-Brazilian Network of Sociology of Culture and Arts (with Glória Diogenes and Ligia Dabul). She belongs to the Interdisciplinary Network for the Study of Subcultures, Popular Music and Social Change and to the Sociological Research Network of the Arts of the European Sociological Association. Has been visiting professor/researcher at several international universities: Université Cadi Ayyad Marrakech – UCA (Morocco), Université Sidi Mohammed Ben Abdellah, Fez - USMBA (Morocco), Hué University – HUEUNI (Vietnam), Universidade Nacional de Timor Lorosae – UNTL (Timor), Griffith University (Australia), Università di Padova (Italy), Uniwersytet Im Adama Mickiewicza W Poznaniu – UAM (Poland), Katholieke Universiteit - KU Leuven (Belgium), Concordia University of Edmonton - CUE (Canada) and Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona - UAB Barcelona (Spain) – among others. Paula Guerra coordinates and participates in various national and international research projects in the field of youth cultures and the sociology of art and culture. She is also supervisor of several master's, doctoral and post-doctoral projects in those thematic areas. She is a member of the editorial board of several national and international scientific journals, as well as a scientific reviewer of several articles and books in an international scope. Her current research interests include popular music, DIY cultures and careers, subcultures and post-subcultures, social critical theory, sociological theories, qualitative research methodologies, underground music and music scenes, authenticity, aura and charisma in the arts, cultural fields, art worlds, cinema, performance. She is coordinator and founder of the KISMIF Conference and coordinator of the Thematic Section Art, Culture and Communication of the Portuguese Sociological Association. She is founder and director (together with Glaucia Villas Boas) of the scientific journal Todas as Artes. Revista Lusófona de Arte e Cultura [All the Arts. Lusophone Journal of Art and Culture]. She is the author (with Andy Bennett) of the edited book DIY Cultures and Underground Music Scenes (Oxford: Routledge, 2018), (with Mike Dines, Alastair Gordon and Russ Bestley) The Punk Reader. Research Transmissions from the Local and the Global (Bristol: Intellect, 2019), and (with Pedro Quintela) of the edited book Punk, Fanzines and DIY Cultures in a Global World. Fast, Furious and Xerox (London: Palgrave, 2020). She recently published the books Redefining art worlds in the late modernity (University of Porto, 2016), More than loud (Porto: Afrontamento, 2015), On the road to the American underground (University of Porto, 2015), As Palavras do Punk [The Words of Punk] (Lisbon: Alêtheia, 2015), A Instável Leveza do Rock [The unstable lightness of rock] (Porto: Afrontamento, 2013). She has published 55 book chapters (40 in international publishing houses – UK, EUA, Canada, Germany and Brazil) and 87 articles in peer-reviewed periodicals – 55 of them in international journals, including WOS-Q1 journals such as Journal of Sociology, Popular Music and Society, European Journal of Cultural Studies, Critical Arts, Portuguese Journal of Social Sciences, Cultural Sociology, Young, and top ranked Latin-American journals such as Sociologia & Antropologia, Horizontes Antropológicos and Tempo (Niterói, online). Additionally, and within the framework of the evaluation of the teaching performance - according to the Regulation of Evaluation of the Performance of the Professors of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities of the University of Porto in accordance with article 74-A of the Statute of the Professor Career, Decree-Law no. 205/2009, of August 31 - was subject to the following classification: ‘relevant’ for the years 2012 and 2014; and ‘excellent’ for the years 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019.

Specialty areas:
  • Art worls
  • Artistic creation and reception
  • Classical and contemporary social theory
  • Conter-cultures
  • Cultural policies
  • Deviance
  • Do it yourself (DIY)
  • Microsociology
  • Popular music
  • Qualitative research methodology and techniques
  • Social Inclusion
  • Social movements and change
  • Social problems and social change
  • Subcultures
  • Teacher Training
  • Underground scenes
  • Urban cultures
  • Youth cultures

Áreas de Interesse

  1. Social sciences > Sociology
  2. Social sciences > Sociology > Social changes
  3. Social sciences > Sociology > Societal behaviour
  4. Social sciences > Sociology > Socio-economic research
  5. Social sciences > Sociology > Urban sociology


Categoria: Não definida
Research and Development Center: Instituto de Sociologia
Faculdade: Faculdade de Letras da Universidade do Porto
Categoria: Não definida
Research and Development Center: Centro de Estudos de Geografia e Ordenamento do Território - Porto
Faculdade: Faculdade de Letras da Universidade do Porto
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