Pedro dos Santos Boia

Personal details




University of Exeter (UK)

PhD Candidate in Sociology.
Thesis in the field of Music Sociology under the supervision of Professors Tia DeNora and Andrew Pickering (with a research fellowship from FCT-MCTES Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology).


Koninklijk Conservatorium Den Haag (Royal Conservatory of The Hague) (The Netherlands)

Full-time Professional Music Studies (Viola) - Performance, Pedagogy and Early Music.


University of Coimbra (Portugal)

Research MA in Sociology - The National Societies towards the Challenges of Globalization.
Thesis under the supervision of Professor João Arriscado Nunes (highest classification/ unanimity) (with the support of a research fellowship from FCT).


Conservatório de Música do Porto (Conservatory of Music of Porto) (Portugal)

Studies in Music (Viola).


University of Porto (Portugal)

BA degree in Sociology (5 years course, including thesis). Thesis under the supervision of Professor José Azevedo.


Professional/research experience

September 2007 - December 2008:

ISFLUP - Institute of Sociology of the University of Porto

Assistant Researcher (full-time) for the FCT funded research project on Gender and Clubbing in Porto (co-ordination by Professor João Teixeira Lopes).

Roles & tasks:

Major collaboration in theoretical conceptualization and research design, field work and data collection, data treatment and analysis, writing-up, financial management of the project.

July 1999 - August 1999:

Professional Guides Project (Ministry of Work and Solidarity)

Collaborated in a project for the publication of guides describing different professions. The aim of these books was helping secondary school students to choose their future job.

Tasks: interviewing and co-authoring texts (for vol. 4 of 'Profissões. Guia de Caracterizacão Profissional').

This project was developed by DGEFP- Portuguese Ministry of Work and Solidarity.

1998 - 1999:

Social Observatory of the CRSSN - Northern Social Welfare Centre (Porto) / Portuguese Ministry of Welfare

Professional Apprenticeship as a sociologist/researcher, under the supervision of Dr. Teresa Salselas.

July 1996 - August 1996:

Inquiry to Portuguese Industry

Interviewer for the National Inquiry to Portuguese Industry made by the Department of Sociology of UNL - New University of Lisbon, under the coordination of Dr. Manuel Lisboa (and funded by JNICT).


CV: Membership of Professional Bodies/Professional Qualifications


Member of the SocArts Research Group, University of Exeter


Member of APS - Associação Portuguesa de Sociologia (Portuguese Sociological Association)


Researcher at ISFLUP - Institute of Sociology of the University of Porto