Rui Telmo Gomes

Rui Telmo Gomes


OAC/ICS-UL, Lisbon, Portugal


PhD in Sociology (2013). ISCTE- University Institute of Lisbon (ISCTE-IUL).
Master degree in Social Sciences (1996). Social Sciences Institute of the University of Lisbon (ICS-UL).
Graduation in Sociology (1992). Social Sciences and Humanities Faculty of the New University of Lisbon (FCSH-UNL).

Current Occupation

Researcher. Observatory of Cultural Activities / ICS-UL.

Research Interests

Cultural policies and cultural participation; Urban and popular cultures; independent music scenes and underground networks; youth cultures and lifestyles.

Keep it simple, make it fast!

Presidente Drógado | Rolls Rockers | My Friends & I.

KISMIF belonging

Research on popular culture contemporary ritual forms as produced in underground musical settings. Special attention is given to: social networks based on artistic cooperation and autoproduction (DIY); changing values, practices and sociality in extended “subcultural” (punk) biographies.

What do I get?

Punk and social theory.
Youth, punk, cosmopolitanism and resistance in Portugal.
Youth, transition into adulthood and punk.
Punk scenes and new social movements.
DIY careers: professional and social paths.


GOMES, Rui Telmo (2004) – Uma tournée underground: práticas musicais e estilos de vida em bandas pop amadoras [An underground tour: musical practice and lifestyles of amateur bands]. Revista OBS. N.º 13, p. 56-67.
GOMES, Rui Telmo (2013) – Fazer Música Underground: Estetização do Quotidiano, Circuitos Juvenis e Ritual [Underground Music Making: Everyday aesthetics, Youth Cultures and Ritual]. Tese de Doutoramento em Sociologia. ISCTE-IUL.