José Soares Neves
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José Soares Neves has a PhD in Sociology of Communication, Culture and Education by ISCTE- University Institute of Lisbon. He is a integrated researcher and subdirector at the Centre for Research and Studies in Sociology (CIES-Iscte) and professor of Cultural Audiences, Consumptions and Fruitions and Public Policies of Culture at the Department of Sociology of the same University. He was a permanent researcher at the Portuguese Observatory on Cultural Activities (OAC, 1996 to 2013). President of the Working Group on Cultural Statistics of Portugal Statistical Council (2006 to 2010). Researcher or coordinator on several research projects in the fields of sociology of art and culture and cultural policies, national and local, and in the domains of the cultural industries (music, book), cultural consumption, reading practices, museums and cultural heritage. He is Director of the Portuguese Observatory on Cultural Activities (OPAC) since its creation in December 2018.
Educational Qualifications
Licenciate in Sociology, FCSH-UNL, in 1993
M.Sc. in Communication, Culture and Information Technologies, ISCTE, in 1999
PhD in Sociology of Communication, Culture and Education, ISCTE-Instituto Universitário de Lisboa, in 2012
Research Fields
Cultural policies, Cultural acess and participation, Publics of culture, Reading practices, Culture statistics
Research Groups
Knowledge Society, Competences and Communication
Recent Publications
Data from Ciência-IUL