Manuel Garcia Ruiz
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He is a PhD Scholar at CIES-Iscte and a Research Collaborator at IS-FLUP. His research in Sociology at ISCTE-IUL is supported by Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT). He has a particular interest in Festivals of Light as instruments for the territorial development of secondary cities (medium and small) through the creation of a highly competitive and specialized creative tourism.  His works include topics as city branding, cultural regeneration, commodification of arts and culture, art washing, and the construction of artistic fields.  He is the Founder of the International Night Studies Network, Coordinator of the Rede de Etnografia Urbana (Etno.Urb), and the Director of the Urban Audiovisual Festival.
Educational Qualifications
Licenciate in Licenciado en Publicidad y Relaciones Públicas, Universidad de Alicante, in 2010
M.Sc. in Cultura e Comunicação, Universidade de Lisboa Faculdade de Letras, in 2014
Post-graduation in Análise de Dados em Ciências Sociais, ISCTE-IUL, in 2018
Other type of qualification in Network Analysis , Universidade de Évora, in 2019
PhD in Sociologia, ISCTE-IUL, in 2020
Free Course in Curso Network Science School (NSS), Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, in 2020
Research Fields
Light Festivals, Sociology of Art, Urban Sociology, Arts in Territory Development, Visual Methods, Social Media Data, Social Network Analysis, Deaf Communities
Research Groups
Knowledge Society, Competences and Communication
Recent Publications
Data from Ciência-IUL