Paula Guerra
associate professor, University of Porto; co-ordinator, Artistic Creation, Practices and Cultural Policies; founder and co-ordinator, Rede Todas As Artes; co-author, Punk, Fanzines and DIY Cultures in a Global World

Paula Guerra holds a PhD in sociology from the Faculty of Arts and Humanities of the University of Porto (FLUP). She is a 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), where she currently coordinates the subgroup Artistic Creation, Practices and Cultural Policies.

Paula is a 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); Transdisciplinary Research Centre Culture, Space and Memory (CITCEM); adjunct associate professor of the Griffith Centre for Social and Cultural Research (GCSCR).

Paula is the founder and coordinator of the ‘Rede Todas As Artes’ (All Arts Network), and the 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. She is visiting professor and researcher at several international universities: UCA (Morocco), USMBA (Morocco), HUEUNI (Vietnam), UNTL (Timor), Griffith University (Australia), Università di Padova (Italy), UAM (Poland), KU Leuven (Belgium), CUE (Canada) and UAB Barcelona (Spain).

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 scientific reviewer of several articles and books. She is coordinator and founder of the KISMIF Conference and coordinator of the Thematic Section Art, Culture and Communication of the Portuguese Sociological Association.

Paula is the co-author of several books. Her latest, Punk, Fanzines and DIY Cultures in a Global World – Fast, Furious and Xerox, with co-author Pedro Quintela, will be published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2020.


Tuesday 12 November, 21:30 Maus Hábitos, Rua Passos Manuel 178, 4º PISO, 4000-382 Porto, Portugal
Can we deplore the artist, but love the art?