I am a Spanish anthropologist with a musicological background based on Santiago de Compostela (Spain). I am currently a Ramón y Cajal senior postdoctoral researcher at the Institute of Heritage Sciences (Incipit), Spanish National Research Council (CSIC). Previously I have worked as a researcher at the INET-md at the Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas, Universidade Nova de Lisboa (FCSH-UNL). I was also a guest lecturer at the Music Department of that university. I have previously been a research fellow at Queen’s University Belfast (2017), a postdoctoral research fellow at the INET-md (2011-2013 and 2014-2016), a Ph.D. fellow at the Institució Milà i Fontanals (Spanish Council for Scientific Research, 2003-2008), and visiting researcher at the University of Texas (2004), and Queen’s University Belfast (2018). I received my PhD in anthropology from the University of Barcelona in 2008.
My research has focused in three interrelated fields of inquiry: music, identity and migration; sound studies; and music in the post-industrial city. I am currently the Principal Investigator of “Sounds of Tourism“, a three-year research project that seeks to explore the impact of tourism on everyday urban public ambiances, with a particular focus on the sonic ambiance. The project is funded by the Portuguese Research Council (FCT – Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia) through a SR&TD Project Grant (PTDC/ART-PER/32417/2017). The dissemination of the results of my research has built up a growing international visibility of my work. I have published one monograph, various articles in national and international peer-reviewed journals (TRANS, MUSICultures, Inmediaciones de la Comunicación, City & Community, etc.), as well as several book chapters, in English, Spanish and Portuguese. I have shared outputs of my research in events, workshops and conferences worldwide such as SEM (USA), EASA (France), ICTM (China), SIBE (Spain), MUEI (Chile), etc. I have contributed to several national and international research projects. I have extensive experience in the organization and management of research activities. From 2006 to 2016 I was board member of the SIBE-Spanish Society for Ethnomusicology. I am also member of several national and international learned societies in the fields of anthropology and music studies (SEM, ICTM, EASA, SIBE, etc.). I have taught BA and MA courses at the Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya and the Universidade Nova de Lisboa.
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