Steering Committee

Iñigo Sánchez Fuarros received his PhD in anthropology from the University of Barcelona (Spain). He is currently a research fellow at the Institute for Ethnomusicology (INET-MD) at NOVA University in Lisbon (Portugal). His research interests focus on the study of music as a social and cultural phenomenon in three interdisciplinary domains: the relationship between music, identity and migration; the field of sound studies, and the study of music in urban settings. In 2017 he was part of the research team for the AHRC project “Understanding the Role of Sound and Music in Conflict Transformation: The Mozambique Case Study” at the Sonic Arts Research Centre at Queen’s University Belfast. He is the author of the monograph Cubaneando en Barcelona. Música, migración y experiencia urbana (CSIC, 2012) and his research has been published in different journals (TRANS-Revista Transcultural de Música, Western Folklore, Revista d’Etnologia de Catalunya, MUSICultures) and edited books, among others Fiesta y ciudad: pluriculturalidad e integración (CSIC, 2008), Made in Spain. Studies in Popular Music(Routledge, 2013), Musical Performance and the Changing City (Routledge, 2013) or Towards an Anthropology of Ambient Sound (Routledge, 2017). He is also the editor of TRANS-Transcultural Music Review.  

Daniel Malet Calvo is a post-doctoral researcher at Centre for Research and Studies in Sociology (CIES-IUL) of the University Institute of Lisbon (ISCTE-IUL), where he is developing a research about international higher education students and their involvement with transnational dynamics of urban change. He holds a PhD in Social Anthropology (2011) from University of Barcelona where he also have graduated with a BA in Social and Cultural Anthropology (2005), and a BA in History (2011). He published numerous articles on urban planning and renewal, touristification and gentrification, youth cultures and urban leisure, carrying out ethnographic works on Barcelona (Spain), Lisbon (Portugal) and Santiago Island (Cape Verde). He is an active member of the Research Group on Exclusion and Social Control (GRECS) and of the Observatory for the Anthropology of Urban Conflict (OACU) in the Anthropology Department of the University of Barcelona and of the Catalan Institute of Anthropology (ICA).

Adam Eldridge is a Senior Lecturer based within the School of Social and Historical Studies at the University of Westminster. He completed his PhD with the Department of Gender and Cultural Studies at the University of Sydney, Australia. His thesis, ‘Of Other Places: Theming Geography, Identity and History’, examined the articulation of place, cultural identity and history within themed environments. Eldridge has worked on several qualitative research projects, principally concerning the urban renaissance and the evening economy. His research examines town and city centres at night with a focus on gender/sexuality and public space, the 24 hour city, pleasure, and late-night drinking cultures.

Emanuele Giordano is an Associate Professor at the University of Toulon. He holds a PhD in Geography and Urban Planning (2017) from University of Montpellier. His thesis examined the evolution of lighting policies in European cities and the use of outdoor lighting for tourism purposes.  Giordano has worked on several qualitative research projects, principally concerning tourism and urban change and cities at night. Currently his researches focus on the evolution of the urban night and on processes of touristification and gentrification in the Mediterranean area.