Iñigo Sánchez Fuarros received his PhD in anthropology from the University of Barcelona (Spain). He is currently an assistant researcher at the Institute for Ethnomusicology (INET-MD) at NOVA University in Lisbon (Portugal) and guest lecturer at the Music Department of the same institution. His research interests focus on the study of music as a social and cultural phenomenon in three interdisciplinary domains: the relationship between music, identity and migration; the field of sound studies, and the study of music in urban settings. In 2017 he was part of the research team for the AHRC project Understanding the Role of Sound and Music in Conflict Transformation: The Mozambique Case Study developed at the Sonic Arts Research Centre (SARC) at Queen’s University Belfast.
He is currently Principal Investigator of the three-year research project (2018-2021) Sounds of Tourism funded by the Portuguese Research Council through a SR&TD Project Grant (PTDC/ART-PER/32417/2017). He is the author of the monograph Cubaneando en Barcelona. Música, migración y experiencia urbana (CSIC, 2012) and his research has been published in different academic journals (TRANS-Revista Transcultural de Música, Western Folklore, Revista d’Etnologia de Catalunya, MUSICultures) and edited books, among others Fiesta y ciudad: pluriculturalidad e integración (CSIC, 2008), Made in Spain. Studies in Popular Music (Routledge, 2013), Musical Performance and the Changing City (Routledge, 2013), Towards an Anthropology of Ambient Sound (Routledge, 2017), Exploring Nightlife: Space, Society and Governance (Rowman & Littlefield, 2018).
He is the editor of TRANS-Transcultural Music Review and member of the editorial board of Cadernos de Arte e Antropologia (Brazil) and Archiv für Textmusikforschung (Germany).