Augusto Santos Silva


Core Researcher

Porto, Portugal



University of Porto. Faculty of Economics. Aggregation.

ISCTE-IUL. PhD in Sociology.

University of Porto. Faculty of Arts. Bachelor in History.


Current Occupation

Full Professor. Faculty of Economics (FEP). University of Porto (UP).

Minister in the XIV, XVII, XVIII Portugal Constitutional Governments.

Sociology Institute Researcher (ISFLUP). University of Porto.

Member of the Research Center in Economics and Organization Sociology (CISEO). ISEG. Technical University of Lisbon (UTL).

Member of the Editorial Board of the journal Finisterra.


Research Interests

Sociology of culture, sociology of art, sociology of music, sociology of youth, research methodology, cultural policies, cultural intermediation, cultural production and artistic creation.


Keep it Simple, Make it Fast!

John Coltrane (1957) – Blue Train | Pink Floyd – The Dark Side of the Moon (1973)


KISMIF belonging

Search for an interpretative paradigm on the cultural creation, arts and its discourses.

Focus on the artistic and discursive production approach of the punk as contemporary identity axis.

Essay of a plural methodology for studying within the field of the sociology of culture.


What do I get?

Punk and social theory.

Punk, historicity and genealogy.

Punk, meanings and identities.



SILVA, Augusto Santos; BABO, Elisa Pérez; GUERRA, Paula (2013) – Cultural policies and local development: the Portuguese case. Portuguese Journal of Social Science. Volume 12 Number 2. p. 195-209. ISSN 1476-413X.

SILVA, Augusto Santos (2012) – The change in Portugal, in the romances of Lídia Jorge: outlining a sociological interpretation of a literary interpretation – Revista da Faculdade de Letras da Universidade do Porto. 24. p. 11-34. ISSN 0872-3419.

SILVA, Augusto Santos (2011) – Wild blackberries in the summer: Eugénio de Andrade’s country. AMANTE, Maria de Fátima, coord. – National identity. Between the discourse and the practice. Porto: Fronteira do Caos/CEPESE. P. 187-202. ISBN 978-989-8070-82-1.

SILVA, Augusto Santos (2010) – The power, a new path on cultural analysis?, SANTOS, Maria de Lourdes Lima dos & PAIS, José Machado, orgs. – New cultural paths: practices and policies. Lisboa: Imprensa de Ciências Sociais, p. 281-305. ISBN 1645-7943.

SILVA, Augusto Santos; SANTOS, Helena (2010) – The transformation of the middle classes according to its cultural agents. Sociologia, Problemas e Práticas, n.º 62, p. 11-34. ISSN 0873-6529.

FORTUNA, Carlos; SILVA, Augusto Santos, orgs. (2002) – Project and circumstance: urban cultures in Portugal. Porto: Edições Afrontamento. ISBN 972-36-0575-9.