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Integrated Doctor | Assistant Researcher
Departamento de Comunicação e Arte | Universidade de Aveiro
Campus Universitário de Santiago
3810-193 Aveiro
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Tel: (+351) 234 370 389 (ext. 23700)


Ana Flávia Miguel completed her PhD in Music (Ethnomusicology) in 2016 at the University of Aveiro, her Master's degree in Music (Ethnomusicology) in 2010, and her Bachelor's degree in Music (Piano) in 2004, all from the same university. Over the years she has conducted fieldwork in Portugal, Cape Verde, Italy, Brazil, Mozambique, South Africa and France. As an ethnomusicologist, she is jointly responsible for the nomination file of Kola San Jon (Performative Practice of Cape Verde) as Intangible Cultural Heritage. She produced the Documentary "Kola San Jon" which won the Intangible Heritage Documentation Award at the 6th Folk Music Film Festival on November 27, 2016 (Nepal). She also won the award "Research Day'14" with the poster presentation entitled "Classifying heritage by (re)classifying identities: The inclusion of Kola San Jon in the Portuguese List of Intangible Heritage". Her main domains of study include African Musics, Music and Migration, Music and Postcolonialism, Digital Archives on Music, Audiovisual Ethnomusicology, Applied Ethnomusicology and studies about music in Cape Verde and music in Portugal. Currently, she is an Assistant Researcher at the University of Aveiro, Instituto de Etnomusicologia - Centro de Estudos em Música e Dança. She serves as a Member of the Executive Committee of the Department of Communication and Art for Internationalization and Cooperation. Since March 2024, Ana Flávia Miguel is the Director and Editor of TRANS - Transcultural Music Journal. She has published 14 articles in specialized journals, authored 4 chapters and entries in encyclopedias, contributed to 12 datasets, and has various publications of sound and moving images. She has organized 26 events. She presented 62 papers, talks and lectures as a guest in national and international contexts in 19 countries. She has participated in 9 competitive research projects and has won 2 awards. She collaborates with 32 colleagues from fields such as Ethnomusicology, Anthropology, History, Information Sciences, Artistic Creation, and Museology in Africa, America, and Europe.