From Unearthing The Music
Paula Guerra is a PhD in Sociology from the Faculty of Arts and Humanities of the University of Porto (FLUP) and one of the UMCSEET Core Team Members. She is an Associate Professor on the Department of Sociology of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities of the University of Porto, and Researcher at the Institute of Sociology of the same University (IS-UP), where currently she coordinates the subgroup Artistic Creation, cultural practices and policies. She is founder and coordinator of the network Todas as Artes: Rede Luso-Afro-Brasileira de Sociologia da Cultura e das Artes [All the Arts: Luso-Afro-Brazilian Network of the Sociology of Culture and the Arts]. She is also member of the Interdisciplinary Network for the Study of Subcultures, Popular Music and Social Change and of the Research Network Sociology of the Arts of the European Sociological Association. She coordinates several national and international research projects subordinated to the youth cultures, sociology of the arts and culture. She is a member of the editorial council of several national and international journals, as well as editor and reviewer of several articles and books on a national and international level. She co-authored (alongside Andy Bennett) the book DIY cultures and underground music scenes (Oxford: Routledge, 2017), and has recently published the following 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), More than loud (Porto: Afrontamento, 2013), A instável leveza do rock [The unstable lightness of rock] (Porto: Afrontamento, 2013). She is also author of numerous articles published in national and international journals of reference: Journal of Sociology; Popular Music and Society; European Journal of Cultural Studies; Critical Arts; Portuguese Journal of Social Sciences; Sociologia, Problemas e Práticas; Revista Crítica de Ciências Sociais.