University of Porto, PT
The Faculty of Arts and Humanities of the University of Porto (75 years old) with over 3.500 students, offers 13 undergraduate courses, 26 Master’s courses and 8 doctoral courses in the following fields: Archaeology, Information and Communication Sciences, Language Sciences, Romance Languages and Classical Studies, English Studies, German Studies, Philosophy, Geography, History, History of Art, Museology, and Sociology.
Lígia Ferro is assistant professor and a researcher at the Institute of Sociology and at the Sociology Department of the University of Porto (Portugal). She received her Ph.D. from the University Institute of Lisbon, ISCTE-IUL in 2011. Lígia Ferro was the European Sociological Association Research Network 37 – Urban Sociology coordinator (2015-2017). Currently, she is vice-president of the European Sociological Association and a member of the board of the European Network of Observatories in the Field of Arts and Cultural Education – UNESCO. Since 2016 she is member of the directive committee of the Portuguese Sociological Association (APS). Ferro was a visiting scholar at universities in Europe, the United States of America and Brazil. She is the author, co-author and editor of several publications, including the books “Moving Cities: Contested Views on Urban Life” (2018, Springer) and “Arts and Cultural Education in a World of Diversity – ENO #1” (2019, Springer). Lately she has been working on urban street cultures, arts education, migrations, children and their uses of the city.
Natália Azevedo – Sociologist. Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Arts of the University of Porto (FLUP) and Researcher of the Institute of Sociology (IS-FLUP) of the same institution, since 1996. Graduated, Master and PhD in Sociology from FLUP, she develops research activities as coordinator or researcher, in the areas of culture, the arts and education; of public policies for culture, local development and cultural tourism, particularly in the metropolitan context: the Porto Metropolitan Area. She is the responsible and co-coordinator of several Master’s dissertations and PhD theses and has integrated juries of various academic tests. She is the author and co-author of books and scientific and communications articles in academic circles.