Musicologist. Professor and researcher, affiliated to the Department of Musicology and the CESEM - Research Centre for Aesthetics and Sociology of Music, Faculty of Human and Social Sciences, NOVA University of Lisbon. She lectures in the Department of Musicology of the FCSH since 2005, in the domains of the Sociology of Music; History of Music (1950 to present); Opera and Music Theatre Dramaturgy. She has also been collaborating, in the with the Departments of Communication Sciences (Scenic Arts), Sociology (Gender Studies) and the Master of Artistic Studies. Gomes-Ribeiro received a Ph. D. and a Master degree in Music (Aesthetics, Sciences and Technologies of the Arts) from the Université de Paris VIII - with research Grants from the Portuguese government -, after having graduated in Musicology from the New University of Lisbon. She studied music theory, piano, composition, as well as (in the context of specialized seminars) opera dramaturgy, choir conducting, singing, acting, stage direction, having completed her musical studies at the National Conservatory (Lisbon). Specialized in sociology of music and in opera/music theatre studies, her research interests and publications concern primarily the social, cultural and political roles of music, understood as ordering devices in social life. Her research concern the 20th and 21st centuries, including topics as media (especially new media and cyberculture) and communication, spectatorship, celebrity and fandom, power and politics, gender, production and circulation of symbolic goods, patterns of taste and opinion, among other. She took part in several research projects, including the Research Project DMCE (Dramaturgie Musicale Contemporaine en Europe), Paris, and of several international conferences and publications scientific committees, jury and evaluation panels, and served as vice chair of the SPIM - Portuguese Society for Music Research. She received a research fellowship from the FCT (2009-2014) to develop, at the CESEM, the project: "Dynamics of cultural forms under globalization phenomena: musical discourses as representation of new socialization models". She taught at the National Conservatory Opera Studio (staging and opera dramaturgy). Gomes-Ribeiro serves currently as co-coordinator of the Research Group of Music, Critical Theory and Communication of the CESEM, and inaugurated the following research teams, all in : SociMus (Advanced Studies in the Sociology of Music), NEGEM (Gender and Music), CysMus (Music and Cyberculture). She's also a member of the Cluster for the Study of Music in the Press. Gomes-Ribeiro's several musicological publications including, among other, Le drame lyrique au début du XXe siècle: Hystérie et Mise-en-abîme (2002), Log In Live On: Música e Cibercultura na Era da Internet das Coisas (2018) (co-edited with J Freitas, J Durand and A Malhado). She signed several opera and music theatre productions, including Comedy on the Bridge, by Martinu, at the Teatro Nacional de São Carlos, Lisboa. email: pgr@fcsh.unl

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Paula Gomes Ribeiro

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  • 217908300 (Profissional)


  • Departamento de Ciências Musicais. Av. de Berna, 26. FCSH. Universidade Nova de Lisboa, 1069-061, Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal (Profissional)


  • http://cesem.fcsh.unl.pt/pessoa/paula-gomes-ribeiro-2/ (Académico)
  • https://fcsh.academia.edu/PaulaGomesRibeiro (Académico)

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  • Ciências Sociais
  • Humanidades - Artes - Estudo das Artes da Representação (música, teatro e dramaturgia)
  • Humanidades - Artes - Estudos de Cinema, Rádio e Televisão


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