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Manuel Garcia Ruiz
Research Fields
Light Festivals
Sociology of Art
Urban Sociology
Arts in Territory Development
Visual Methods
Social Media Data
Social Network Analysis
Deaf Communities
Research Group
Media and Culture
Manuel Garcia-Ruiz is a PhD Scholar at CIES-Iscte and a Research Collaborator at IS-FLUP. His research in Sociology at ISCTE-IUL is supported by the Portuguese Foundation for Science & Technology (FCT). He has been visiting professor in different universities, and a scientific advisor for different departments, organizations and projects. His research has 3 main topics: (i) Nightlife, festivals, and tourism (ii) city branding, culture-led regeneration strategies, artwashing and commodification of the arts and, (iii) artistification, culture and artistic careers of emergent professionals. He is the author of several papers and chapters on the emergent field of Night Studies, and editor of different publications on urban studies, night studies and cultural sociology. He is co-founder and coordinator of the International Night Studies Network, Coordinator of the Rede de Etnografia Urbana (Etno.Urb), and the Director of the Urban Audiovisual Festival. He is also a reputed festival advisor, specialized in art in dark ... [more info]
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