Paula GuerraPaula Guerra

Main Researcher. Porto, Portugal

Sociologist. Professor in the Faculty of Arts of the University of Porto (FLUP), the same institution where she was granted her Ph.D in Sociology. Researcher in the Institute of Sociology of the Faculty of Arts of the University of Porto (ISFLUP). Adjunct Professor in the Griffith Centre for Cultural Research (GCCR). Paula Guerra is the head coordinator of the project and the mastermind behind it. In the last few years has extensive work published around the thematic of music in general and rock music in particular, paving the way for a new interpretative paradigm of the Portuguese contemporaneity. Music lover, has in the punk and post-punk her main sources for inspiration, where she has been working hard to proceed with the renewal of the Portuguese sociology and to find new research territories national-wide. Velvet Undergroung, Iggy Pop and the Stooges, Buzzcocks, B-52’s, Talking Heads, Wire, Clash, Ramones: are a small sample of your soundtrack.

 Ana OliveiraAna Oliveira

Researcher. Porto, Portugal

Graduated sociologist from the University of Porto, the youth cultures and sociology of music is what guides the researcher in the academic milieu. Music lover, she’s an avid listener of the The Cramps, The Stranglers, Talking Heads and The Clash, among others. Thus, punk is a sociological interest as much as it is personal. Wanting to know better how music is lived within the city, in 2011 Ana studied the music nights of Porto and Lisbon, as well as the music Summer festivals between 2007 and 2010.

  Ana Raposo

Researcher. Porto, Portugal

Ana Raposo is a graphic designer, an educator and design researcher. She has worked as a designer since 2001, lectured at ESAD Matosinhos in Portugal since 2004 and as a researcher for the Mott Collection. Her PhD thesis was completed in 2012. She has presented papers at international academic conferences, including the Design History Society Annual Conference, Barcelona, 2011 and the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association National Conference, Boston US, 2012. Some of the bands she is currently carrying in her pocket are Cock Sparrer, Crise Total, Klasse Kriminale and Ratos de Porão. Her research interests focus on visual communication particularly in the field of subcultures, music and political dissidence.

Andy BennettAndy Bennett

Researcher. Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia

A sociologist working in Gold Coast, Andy Bennett spent his formative days between Humberside, Hull, Durham and Kent, graduating in Social Work and Sociology. Director of the Griffith Centre for Cultural Research (GCCR), Bennett has an extensive work published concerning youth cultures, music and punk identity, being a world reference in the field of popular music studies. Far from being only a research object, music is present in your life and in your ears through a variety of references ranging from Brian Eno to Rush or Beatles.

AugustoSSAugusto Santos Silva

Researcher. Porto, Portugal

Sociologist, Cathedratic Professor at the Faculty of Economics of the University of Porto and researcher at the Institute of Sociology of the University of Porto. Politician, was a member of the Portuguese Parliament (2002-2005 and 2011) and the Government (Secretary of State for the Education, 1999-2000; Minister of Education, 2000-2001; Minister of Parliamentary Affairs, including Media, 2005-2009; Minister of National Defence, 2009-2011). Augusto is author of several publications in the fields of Sociology of Culture and Arts, and Sociological Theories and Methodologies. Avid music consumer, Augusto has among his favourite albums John Coltrane’s Blue Train, Pink Floyd’s The Dark Side of the Moon and Keith Jarrett’s The Köln Concert.

Carles FeixaCarles Feixa

Researcher. Lleida, Cataluña, Espanha

Spanish social scientist, Carles Feixa has a bachelor in Geography & History and has a Ph.D in Social Anthropology, both in the University of Barcelona. Nowadays is a Professor in the University of Lleida (UdL) and member of the editorial board of countless international academic journals. World reference in the youth studies, his work on the urban tribes and youth cultures, along with his proximity to punk as a listener (The Clash, La Polla Records and Kortatu, to name a few of his favorites), has an extreme importance to the project.

Hugo FerroHugo Ferro

Researcher. Portugal

Hugo Ferro has a Bachelor in Journalism and a Masters in Communication & Journalism at the Faculty of Arts of the University of Coimbra. Nowadays he’s working on his  Communication Sciences Ph.D in the same institution. His research interests are in line with his life interests: everything that opposes to and defyies the norms, institutions and the dominant social, political and cultural practices through the subversion of the means and rules created by those same institutions.

João QueirósJoão Queirós

Researcher. Porto, Portugal

Sociologist and researcher at the Institute of Sociology, João Queirós is finishing his Ph.D in Sociology at the University of Porto. In his PH.D research, he’s studying urban and social transformations in Porto’s city centre. Regarding punk, João is looking forward to study the modalities of appropriation of urban space by the social agents associated with this movement. And he wants to do it while listening to DJ Krush, RZA, and the Portuguese Expeão, in a clear association of punk with other urban sounds, mainly hip-hop.

luis-fernandesLuís Fernandes

Researcher. Porto, Portugal

Professor at the Faculty of Psychology and Science Educations of the University of Porto (FPCEUP) where he leads the Center of Sciences  of the Deviant Behavior, Luís Fernandes has been making an important career in the field of eco-social expression of the use of drugs and has been giving attention to the youth cultures. His Psychology education allows him to help mounting a plural methodology of approximation to the national punk scenes, namely by the approach of the identity complexities of the social actors in analysis. Joy Division’s Closer is one of his favourite albums and a great addition to the project’s soundtrack.

Manuel Loff Manuel Loff

Researcher. Porto, Portugal

Manuel Loff’s path as an historian, between Oporto, Madrid and Florence, lead him to the construction of an enviable curriculum and to his consolidation as one of the most important active Portuguese historians. His work on the 20th century History and the paths of social (re)construction of memory lend the KISMIF an interesting imprint on the study of the historicity and genealogy of national punk, in an inedited interlacement between Sociology and History, but also in an interpretative search regarding (sub)cultural matters of the recent contemporary History.

Paula AbreuPaula Abreu

Researcher. Coimbra, Portugal

Sociologist and Professor in the University of Coimbra (UC), Paula Abreu has in the music both a research object and an adoration object. With several papers published over the last decade about the phonographic industry and other elements of the art world, Paula Abreu’s contribution to KISMIF is made on the fields of the music industry and the circuits of phonograms production in a systematic effort of explanation and understanding of the musical art world. Paula has in the jazz the main source for her life’s soundtrack.

PedroQuintelaPedro Quintela

Researcher. Porto, Portugal

Sociologist, trained at ISCTE – University Institute of Lisbon and the Faculty of Economics University of Coimbra, where he currently develops his doctoral project on creative work in communication design field. His research interests focus on different areas related to the sociology of art and culture, cultural policies, urban studies, cultural and creative industries, urban cultures, cultural mediation, among others. Within the punk / hardcore musical spectrum, he elects as favourite albums “Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables”, by Dead Kennedys (1980), the “Complete Discography” of Minor Threat (1989) and “Operation Ivy”, by Operation Ivy (1991) – American scene emblematic albums.

Rui Telmo GomesRui Telmo Gomes

Researcher. Lisbon, Portugal

Researcher in the Observatory of Cultural Activities (OAC) from its foundation in 1996. The research projects and published studies in which he has been involved since then include cultural practices and policies, cultural events and audiences, cultural and creative industries in Portugal, professionalization conditions and trends in artistic domains (namely regarding the performing arts). He has researched the underground music scene in Lisbon and the youth subcultures related to it for his Ph.D in Sociology of Culture (2013), deafened by Presidente Drógado, Rolls Rockers, My Friends & I, Last Hope, Trinta e Um, Albert Fish, Paus, Linda Martini, Chullage, Ian Mackaye and others.

Tânia MoreiraTânia Moreira

Scholarship researcher. Marco de Canaveses, Portugal

MA in Sociology, Tânia Moreira has a personal and scientific interest on culture punk as interpretive mechanism of identities and lifestyles juveniles. Working in full-time in KISMIF, the contribution of Tania is central and her work has given rise to two communications on the national punk scene. In her CD player abound Portishead, System Of A Down and Motornoise. Passionate by musical cultures, has recently developed her Master Thesis around the rock scene in Tâmega.




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