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Dr Rafaela Neiva Ganga

Dr Rafaela Neiva Ganga

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Biography

Dr Rafaela Ganga (Degree in Education and Ph.D. in Sociology – University of Porto (UP)) joined ICC in September 2016 as House of Memories (HoM) research programme’s Research Associate, which she currently leads.
Formerly, Ganga served as a Foundation of Science and Technology (FCT) Research Fellow at the Institute of Sociology (ISUP), for several research projects on Sociology of Culture, Museology and Migrations, with whom she continues to collaborate. Within ISUP, and under the scope of her FCT funded PhD, Ganga was a visiting scholar at Tate Liverpool, Šiuolaikinio Meno Centras, and Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art, conducting a global ethnography on museum education policies and practices of European Capital of Culture, between 2007 and 2012. Equally, within ISUP, Ganga organized and chaired several international high-profile scientific events, namely a European Sociological Association (ESA) Interim Meeting, in 2014.
As Manager of Science and Technology at the Institute of Psychology at the University of Coimbra, Ganga intellectually conceived and was the scientific and executive coordinator of the Research Methodology School.
Guest Senior Lecturer at UP (2013-2016), and Senior Lecturer at the Porto Higher Institute of Social Work (2011-2015), Ganga led the Arts Education modules for the Social Gerontology courses, supervised, and jury, several bachelor and master dissertations on the same topic.
Active member of ESA, and several research networks, namely COST Action Cultural Heritage in the Digital Era (EU), and Cross-RCUK NewMind Network (UK), Ganga currently acts as chief editor for the Portuguese Social Barometer Platform (Arts and Culture), and is also referee for several journals.

Languages

Portuguese
English
Spanish; Castilian
French

Degrees

2017, University of São Paulo, Brazil, Post-doctor, Arts Education
2013, University of Porto, Portugal, Ph.D., Sociology
2006, University of Porto, Portugal, Bachelar of Arts, Education

Academic appointments

Manager of Science and Technology, University of Coimbra, Coimbra, 2014 - 2014
Guest Senior Lecturer, University of Porto, Porto, 2013 - 2016
Senior Lecture, Higher Institute of Social Work, 2011 - 2015
Research Fellow, Institute of Sociology, University of Porto, Porto, 2007 - 2015

Publications

Highlighted publications

Ganga R, Silva JP, Gomes R, Vaz H, Lopes JT, Silva S, Cerdeira L, Cabrito B, Magalhaes D, Machado-Taylor MDL, Peixoto P, Patrocinio T, Brites R. 2016. Portuguese Scientists' Migration: a study on the 2008 crisis aftermath INTERNATIONAL MIGRATION, 54 :43-55 >DOI >Link

Neiva Ganga R, Fonseca L. 2013. A Produção de Conhecimento Situado e Implicado: caminhos e descobertas de uma etnografia global sobre educação cultural e artística contemporânea Hernandéz F, Terrasêca M, Paiva J. Educação, Sociedade & Culturas, :31-53

Neiva Ganga R. 2011. From the Soviet Exhibition Palace to the Contemporary Art Centre: Cultural Democratisation or Elitist Enclosure? Raney K. Engage. The international journal of visual art and gallery education, :19-28

Ganga R. 2009. Deindustrialisation, culture and education strategies: A case-study of tate Liverpool's youth-programme International Journal of Learning, 16 :481-494

Book

Cruz I, Ganga R, Wahlen S. 2018. Contemporary Collaborative Consumption Trust and Reciprocity Revisited Springer 9783658213466

Gomes RM. 2015. Entre a periferia e o centro: Percursos de emigrantes portugueses qualificados Imprensa da Universidade de Coimbra / Coimbra University Press 9789892610672

Gomes R, Lopes JT, Vaz H, Cerdeira L, Neiva Ganga R, Silva S, Peixoto P, Machado-Taylor ML, Patrocinio T, Brites R, Magalhães D. 2015. Fuga de Cérebros. Retratos da emigração qualificada portuguesa Bertrand. Lisboa 9789722531009

Journal article

Neiva Ganga R, Silva JP, Vaz H, Gomes R, Teixeira JL, Cerdeira L, Silva S, Cabrito B, Magalhaes D, Machado-Taylor ML, Peixoto P, Patrocinio T. 2018. Portuguese Knowledge Migrants: Push effects during the financial and economic crisis Migraciones Internacionales,

Gomes R, Cabrito B, Cerdeira L, Machado-Taylor ML, Neiva Ganga R, Brites R, Patrocinio T, Silva JP, Peixoto P, Silva S, Lopes JT, Vaz H. 2017. L'émigration portugaise qualifiée dans le contexte européen Dubucs H, Mourlane S. L'Europe en mouvement, :93-104

Cerdeira L, Machado-Taylor MDL, Cabrito B, Patrocinio T, Brites R, Gomes R, Lopes JT, Vaz H, Peixoto P, Magalhaes D, Silva S, Ganga R. 2016. Brain drain and the disenchantment of being a higher education student in Portugal JOURNAL OF HIGHER EDUCATION POLICY AND MANAGEMENT, 38 :68-77 >DOI >Link

Lopes JT, Silva JP, Ganga R, Gomes RM, Magalhães D, Vaz H, Cerdeira L, Silva S, Peixoto P, De Lourdes Machado M, Brites R, Patrocínio T, Cabrito BG. 2016. The decision to emigrate: A study from the perspective of dispositional plurality Sociologia, Problemas e Praticas, 81 :37-56 >DOI

Ganga R, Silva JP, Gomes R, Vaz H, Lopes JT, Silva S, Cerdeira L, Cabrito B, Magalhaes D, Machado-Taylor MDL, Peixoto P, Patrocinio T, Brites R. 2016. Portuguese Scientists' Migration: a study on the 2008 crisis aftermath INTERNATIONAL MIGRATION, 54 :43-55 >DOI >Link

Lopes LT, Silva JP, Neiva Ganga R, Gomes R, Vaz H, Cerdeira L, Magalhaes D, Machado-Taylor ML, Peixoto P, Brites R, Silva S, Patrocinio T. 2015. Socialização e percursos (e)migratórios em Portugal: uma análise a partir de retratos sociológicos Lehmann BA. Cadernos de Educação,

Ganga R, Rebelo S. 2015. Envelhecer ativamente num lar de idosos Desafios - Revista Interdisciplinar da Universidade Federal do Tocantins, 2 :200-214 >DOI

Neiva Ganga R, Fonseca L. 2013. A Produção de Conhecimento Situado e Implicado: caminhos e descobertas de uma etnografia global sobre educação cultural e artística contemporânea Hernandéz F, Terrasêca M, Paiva J. Educação, Sociedade & Culturas, :31-53

Neiva Ganga R. 2012. Europos kultūros institucijos kaip glokalizmai: Fundação de Serralves ir Šiuolaikinio meno centro atvejai Repšienė R. Lietuvos kultūros tyrimai, :64-81

Ganga R. 2009. Deindustrialisation, culture and education strategies: A case-study of tate Liverpool's youth-programme International Journal of Learning, 16 :481-494

Chapters

Peixoto L, Gomes R, Lopes JT, Cerdeira L, Brites R, Cabrito B, Neiva Ganga R, Machado-Taylor ML, Silva S, Patrocinio T. 2017. MobiGrants: New Agents of Brain Drain in Portuguese Higher Education Giousmpasoglou C, Marinakou E, Paliktzoglou V. Brain Drain in Higher Education: The Case of the Southern European Countries and Ireland Nova Science Publishers. New York 978-1-53611-978-7

Conference publication

Cerdeira L, Machado-Taylor MDL, Cabrito B, Brites R, Patrocinio T, Gomes R, Magalhaes D, Vaz H, Lopes JT, Peixoto P, Ganga R, Silva S. 2015. Brain Drain: Who Wins? Who Loses? The case of Portugal Spender JC, Schiuma G, Albino V. IFKAD 2015: 10TH INTERNATIONAL FORUM ON KNOWLEDGE ASSET DYNAMICS, 10th International Forum on Knowledge Asset Dynamics (IFKAD) :2059-2070 >Link

Neiva Ganga R. Tate Liverpool, Tate Gallery, Šiuolaikinio Meno Centras and Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art Saldanha S, Trigo C, Pardinhas MJ, Eca T. Risks and Oportunities for Visual Arts Education in Europe, Insea European Regional Congress

Neiva Ganga R. Objeto, Artista e Público – miscigenações entre arte e educação Semedo A, Senra S, azevedo T. Processos de Musealização :418-433

Other

Neiva Ganga R. 2011. From the Soviet Exhibition Palace to the Contemporary Art Centre: Cultural Democratisation or Elitist Enclosure? Raney K. Engage. The international journal of visual art and gallery education, :19-28

Engagement & Impact

Highlighted activities

Fellowships:

Crossing Boundaries: The value of museums in dementia care, Institute of Cultural Capital, http://iccliverpool.ac.uk/crossing-boundaries/

Research Grants Awarded:

LJMU Global Challenge Research Fund 2018, The value of museums in meeting the global dementia challenge, Kerry Wilson, Grant value (£): 7088, Duration of research project: 3 months

Professional activities

Conference presentation:

Value of Difference, Museums Association Conference and Exhibition 2016, Glasgow, Oral presentation

Crossing Boundaries research programme, North of England Workshop for Early Career Researchers in Arts and Humanities, Liverpool, Oral presentation

From academic mobility to the long-term emigration: lessons from Portugal, 13th Conference European Sociological Association. (Un)Making Europe Capitalism, Solidarities, Subjectivities, Athens, Oral presentation

The Impacts of Museum-led Dementia Awareness Programmes on Informal Carers’ Subjective Wellbeing. A perspective on the House of Memories case-study, European Conference on Educational Research - Reforming Education and the Imperative of Constant Change: Ambivalent roles of policy and educational research, Copenhagen, Oral presentation

From Liverpool with Memory. House of Memories’ national partnerships on dementia care – a critical analysis, 13th Conference European Sociological Association. (Un)Making Europe Capitalism, Solidarities, Subjectivities, Athens, Oral presentation

A European Ethnography on Museum Education revised: the cases of Tate Liverpool, Šiuolaikinio Meno Centras and Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art, ETHNOARTS Ethnographic Explorations of the Arts and Education, University of Porto, Oral presentation

Editorial boards:

MIDAS - Museus e Estudos Interdisciplinares, Reviewer, https://midas.revues.org/

Revista Brasileira de Geriatria e Gerontologia, Reviewer, http://www.scielo.br/scielo.php?script=sci_serial&pid=1809-9823&lng=en&nrm=iso

Culture, Arts and Audiences for the Portuguese Social Barometer, Editor-in-chief, http://www.barometro.com.pt/category/cultura-e-artes/

International Journal of Learning, Reviewer, http://www.scimagojr.com/journalsearch.php?q=17700156750&tip=sid&

Sociologia: Revista da Faculdade de Letras do Porto, Reviewer, http://ler.letras.up.pt/site/default.aspx?qry=id04id111&sum=sim

External collaboration:

http://www.mp.usp.br/, Museu Paulista, Museu Paulista

http://isociologia.up.pt/en/investigador/rafaela-neiva-ganga, University of Porto, Institute of Sociology - Artistic Creation, Cultural Policies and Practices

Fellowships:

Crossing Boundaries: The value of museums in dementia care, Institute of Cultural Capital, http://iccliverpool.ac.uk/crossing-boundaries/

€92.684,00, Keep it simple, make it fast! Prolegómenos e cenas punk, um caminho para a contemporaneidade portuguesa (1977-2012), Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, http://isociologia.up.pt/pt-pt/projeto/keep-it-simple-make-it-fast-proleg%C3%B3menos-e-cenas-punk-um-caminho-para-contemporaneidade

€112.500,00, BRAIN DRAIN AND ACADEMIC MOBILITY FROM PORTUGAL TO EUROPE, Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, https://grants.uberresearch.com/501100001871/PTDC/IVC-PEC/5049/2012/BRAIN-DRAIN-AND-ACADEMIC-MOBILITY-FROM-PORTUGAL-TO-EUROPE

Media Coverage:

https://gps.pt/u/rganga/about, Interview for the Global Portuguese Scientists

Membership of professional bodies:

Research on Arts Education, European Education Research Association, http://www.eera-ecer.de/networks/network29/

Research Network Sociology of the Arts, European Sociological Association, https://www.europeansociology.org/research-networks/rn02-sociology-arts

Other invited event:

ViMM Project: Consultation for the final version of the Manifesto on Digital Cultural Heritage, Berlin, Under the CULT-COOP-8-2016 EU Call, ViMM brings together European and world’s leading public and private sector organisations working on Virtual Museums and in the wider sector of Digital Cultural Heritage (DCH).

First Research Seminar in Heritage Education, Porto, ICC Research Associate, Rafaela Ganga, will pitch for ‘Crossing Boundaries’ at the First Research Seminar in Heritage Education, which will take place on 31 March at the University of Porto. This seminar will mark the beginning of ‘Heritage Education for Territorial and Emotional Intelligence of the Citizenship: Analysis of best practices, design and intervention in compulsory school’ — a research project coordinated by the University of Huelva, with support from research partners at the ICC, the University of Porto, the University of Sevilla and the University of Bologna. Crossing Boundaries is a long-term research programme on the holistic value of House of Memories, a museums-led dementia care intervention created by National Museums Liverpool. Rafaela joined the ICC in September 2016 as a full-time Research Associate on the Crossing Boundaries project.

50th Anniversary of L’Amour de l’Art: Debts, Criticism and Challenges, Lisbon, The 50th anniversary of the first edition of L’Amour de l’Art: Les musées et leur public, by Pierre Bourdieu and Alain Darbel, plays the starting point for this conference, which is intended to reflect upon the current developments in the areas of publics and the evolution of museums, having in mind the intersection between the disciplines of Sociology and Museology.

Cross Council Mental Health Networking Event, London, The research councils are holding an informal networking event at the Imperial War Museum in London on 31 October 2017. The aim of this event is for potential applicants to learn more about our expectations for successful cross-council mental health opens in new window network plus awards, as well as meeting potential collaborators.

COST Connect event dedicated to Cultural Heritage in the Digital Era, Brussels, The COST Connect workshop on “Cultural Heritage in the Digital Era” was an open space for participants to identify and discuss how they could best contribute to structuring this field of cooperation that has shown high potential to create societal impact in Europe.

Research Grants Awarded:

LJMU Global Challenge Research Fund 2018, The value of museums in meeting the global dementia challenge, Kerry Wilson, Grant value (£): 7088, Duration of research project: 3 months

Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad, Educación Patrimonial para la inteligencia territorial y emocional de la ciudadanía. Análisis de buenas prácticas, diseño e intervención en la enseñanza obligatoria, José María Cuenca-López (IP1), Jesús Estepa-Guiménez (IP2), Roque Jiménez, Mª Ángeles de las Heras, Gabriel Travé, Blanca Miedes, Myriam J. Martín (Univ. Huelva), Roser Calaf (Univ. Oviedo), Beatrice Borghi (Univ. Bologna), Elena Musci (Univ. Basilicata), Alice Semedo (Univ. Porto), Carlos Muñoz (Univ. Concepción), Daniel Schugurensky (Arizona State Univ.), Grant value (£): € 37 200, Duration of research project: 3 years

Portuguese Foundation of Science and Tecnhology, An (inter/multi) Culture Education at Three Times – An essay on European ethnographic imagination in spaces of art, education and contemporary culture, Grant value (£): 86500, Duration of research project: 4 years