Research fellows


Jasemin Khaleli graduated in Visual Arts, Music and Modern Media: Organisation and Presentation (Marburg, Germany) and is completing her Masters in Musicology at University of Vienna, Austria. She gathered experiences in assistantships at University of Vienna and as a freelancer writing articles, program notes and reviews outside academia focused on contemporary music. Recently, she focused on issues of marginalization across the lines of postmigration and gender in the sonically branded space of Vienna, also transformed in film and radio projects. Jasemin did field work in Madagascar at Festival des Baleines on touristification and sustainability and is conducting research work in Lisbon (supported by Erasmus Programme and EMuK, Ethnomusicological Collective Vienna).


Rita Correia graduated in Anthropology at Nova University Lisbon in 2020. She has come to put in practice her anthropological skills through organizing different community-based activities in which artistic practices are used to bring about participation, reflection and transformation. This work is being supported by the Waking Life, Arts and Music Festival. She’s currently doing her Masters’ Degree in Anthropology with a specialisation in Visual Cultures at NOVA FCSH. Her Masters’ dissertation project uses sound and image as main methodological and epistemological tools to reflect on the recent transformation of Lisbon’s most touristic neighbourhood, Castelo.


Mariana Pinho holds a Master degree in communication sciences from the NOVA FCSH and the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. She specialised in the area of ​​contemporary philosophy and throughout his personal / academic career she has sought to articulate political thought with the visual arts and cinema. She is currently doing her Ph.D at the Communication Department of NOVA FCSH on the history and political implications of rave culture in Portugal.


António Cláudio Nascimento Graduated in Music at the Federal University of Pernambuco (Brazil) in 2006. He is currently completing his master’s degree in Music Sciences – Ethnomusicology at NOVA University of Lisbon. He was manager of the Center for Formation, Research and Cultural Memory “Casa do Carnaval” – Recife in 2014. He has worked as a musician, arranger, and music producer with various artists, recording several albums and performing live concerts in Brazil and worldwide. As a researcher, he participated in the “Mapping of Samba in Pernambuco” which will be published in 2021. Currently, he is developing his master dissertation about “Street Musician: Cosmopolitanism, Conflict, and Urbanity in a new social and musical dynamic in the tourist city of Lisbon in times of COVID-19”.


Maria Teresa Lacerda is a musician, researcher and scientific officer at the Instituto de Etnomusicologia – Centro de Estudos em Música e Dança (INET-md). She has been involved as a research fellow in the project “Timbila, Makwayela and Marrabenta: one century of musical representation of Mozambique” (PTDC/CPC-MMU/6626/2014). She completed the conservatory 8th level in 2012 at Companhia da Música (Braga). In 2015, she concluded a degree in Musicology at the Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas, Universidade Nova de Lisboa (NOVA FCSH). In 2020, she completed her master’s degree in Ethnomusicology at the same institution, with the thesis “Music and tourism in Estado Novo: Musical activity in Vidago, a thermal village (1933-1974)”. Currently, she is a PhD student in Ethnomusicology at NOVA FCSH. Her dissertation, entitled “‘The city is deserted’: live music ecologies in Lisbon, between the sovereign debt crisis and COVID-19”, explores the  impact of the coronavirus pandemic on Lisbon’s live music scenes.