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Integrated Researcher | PhD
Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas | Universidade Nova de Lisboa
Av. de Berna, n.º 26 C
1069-061 Lisboa
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Tel: (+351) 21 790 83 00 (ext. 1583)


She is a researcher at INET-md. She holds a PhD in Musicology - Ethnomusicology (2023) from the FCSH of NOVA University of Lisbon, with a project funded by FCT (SFRH/BD/103718/2014) that resulted in the thesis entitled Music, Television, Memory and Representation: a study of the RTP Song Festival (1964 - 2020). She holds a Master's degree in Musicology - Ethnomusicology (2012), (NOVA FCSH) - with the dissertation: “Two alive hours on a dead TV”: Zip-Zip, Music and Television at the dawn of democracy in Portugal. She holds a degree in Musicology (2009) from the same institution.
She has carried out research on the RTP Song Contest, Eurovision Song Contest, Music Festivals, Music and Television, Media and Music Industries, Memory.
She is the creator and team leader of the EUROVISIONS International Conference (Lisbon 2018, Tel Aviv 2019, Online [Rotterdam] 2020 and 2021, Turin 2022, Liverpool 2023, Mälmo 2024), the result of a partnership between Portugal, Germany and the United Kingdom. She was an FCT fellow (BII) in the project "The Recording Industry in 20th Century Portugal" (2008-2009) and a member of the research teams of the projects "ORFEU (1956-1983): The Politics and aesthetics of popular music production and consumption in modern Portugal" (2018-2021) and "EcoMusic - Sustainable practices: a study of the post-folklorism in Portugal in the 21st century" (2018-2021) developed by INET-md and a contract researcher at INET-md (2022-2023). She has carried out two projects under the Erasmus+ initiative at Goldsmiths University of London and the Universitát Autonoma de Barcelona.
She created and taught the Thematic Seminar/Curricular Unit “Music Festivals in Portugal and Europe” (2022-2023 and 2023-2024) at NOVA FCSH. She was a guest lecturer at the University of Salamanca (History of Portuguese Culture in the second half of the 20th century and the beginning of the 21st century through popular music and television, 2017), Goldsmiths University of London (Cultural Diplomacy) and the Autonomous University of Barcelona (Ethnomusicology and Studies in Popular Music, 2023).
She teaches History of Culture and the Arts at the Sons e Compassos Conservatory of Music and Theatre (Terrugem, Sintra), has taught (since 2009) at other institutions of Specialised Artistic Education in Music and was a member of the pedagogical board of the Escola de Artes do Alentejo Litoral (Sines).
Sofia regularly presents her work at national and international scientific events, is the author of several scientific articles and book chapters and a documentary (RTP1) and regularly participates in radio and television programmes (Antena 1, RTP1). She is a member of the board of SIBE - Sociedad de Etnomusicología and she was President of the Supervisory Board of SPIM (2013-2015).
Sofia is an independent consultant on the committee monitoring the implementation of the DGARTES sustained support programme (2023-2026).