KISMIF Conference 2020

Paula Guerra

Paula Guerra


Paula Guerra is convenor of KISMIF Conference. She is Professor of Sociology at Faculty of Arts and Humanities of the University of Porto (FLUP, Portugal), and senior researcher at the Institute of Sociology of the University of Porto (IS-UP, Portugal), Centre for the Study of Geography and Spatial Planning (CEGOT, Portugal) and Adjunct Associate Professor at Griffith Centre for Cultural Research (GCCR, Australia). She has coordinated and participated in various (national and international) research projects subordinated to the themes of youth culture, popular music, sociology of arts and culture and especially the particular case studies of indie rock, underground music scenes, DIY and punk. She is the coordinator of the research project “Keep it Simple, Make it Fast!” ( which is in the origin of KISMIF Conference. Paula Guerra published recently the books A instável leveza do rock [The unstable lightness of rock] (2013), As palavras do punk [The words of punk] (2015), More than Loud (2015), On the road to the American underground (2015) and she is author of some scientific articles published in journals such as Critical Arts, European Journal of Cultural Studies, Popular Music and Society, Journal of Sociology, Punk & Post Punk, Portuguese Journal of Social Sciences, among others.


Research interests
Youth cultures, popular music, sociology of arts and culture, research methodology, cultural policies, cultural studies, DIY culture, media and culture, fanzines, design, illustration, punk rock, urban cultures, popular cultures, cultural industries, cultural mediation, cultural production and artistic creation.


SILVA, Augusto Santos; GUERRA, Paula (2015) – As palavras do punk [The words of punk]. Lisboa: Alêtheia. ISBN 978-989-622-711-1.
GUERRA, Paula; SILVA, Augusto Santos (2015) – Music and more than music: The approach to difference and identity in the Portuguese punk. European Journal of Cultural Studies. Vol. 18, n.º 2, p.207-223. ISSN 1367-5494.
GUERRA, Paula; BENNETT, Andy (2015) – Never Mind the Pistols? The Legacy and Authenticity of the Sex Pistols in Portugal. Popular Music and Society. Vol. 38, n.º 4, p. 500-521. ISSN 0300-7766.
GUERRA, Paula (org.) (2015) – More Than Loud. Os mundos dentro de cada som [More Than Loud. The worlds within each sound]. Porto: Edições Afrontamento. ISBN 978-972-36-1428-2.
GUERRA, Paula (ed.) (2015) – On the road to the American underground. Porto: Universidade do Porto. Faculdade de Letras. ISBN 978-989-8648-50-1.
GUERRA, Paula (2015) – Keep it rocking: the social space of Portuguese alternative rock (1980–2010). Journal of Sociology. ISSN 1741-2978.
GUERRA, Paula; QUINTELA, Pedro (2014) – Spreading the message! Fanzines and the punk scene in Portugal. Punk & Post Punk. Vol. 3, n.º 3, p. 203-224. ISSN 2044-1983.
GUERRA, Paula (2014) – Punk, expectations, breaches and metamorphoses: Portugal, 1977–2012. Critical Arts. Vol. 28, n.º 1, p. 111-122.
SILVA, Augusto Santos; BABO, Elisa Pérez; GUERRA, Paula (2013) – Cultural policies and local development: the Portuguese case. Portuguese Journal of Social Sciences. Vol. 12, n.º 2, p. 195-209.
GUERRA, Paula (2013) – A instável leveza do rock. Génese, dinâmica e consolidação do rock alternativo em Portugal (1980-2010) [The unstable lightness of rock: genesis, dynamics and consolidation of the alternative rock in Portugal]. Porto: Afrontamento. ISBN 978-972-36-1342-1.


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