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Dr Rafaela Neiva Ganga

Dr Rafaela Neiva Ganga

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Biography

Dr Rafaela Ganga is Postdoctoral Research Associate at Institute of Cultural Capital (ICC), Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) and University of Liverpool (UoL), and lead researcher on the Crossing Boundaries project, exploring the value and impact of a museum-led dementia awareness programme, in collaboration with National Museums Liverpool. Recently, Dr Ganga was awarded a UK Research and Innovation Global Challenge Research Fund (GCRF) – The value of museums in meeting the global dementia challenge – to develop a knowledge exchange project between LJMU, University of Sao Paulo, National Museums Liverpool, and Museu Paulista. Furthermore, Dr Ganga was awarded Newton Fund Visiting Researcher UK-China Researcher Links Workshop Health and Well-being Through VR and AR at the X'ian University of Technology.

Dr Ganga is also the lead researcher for the Culture Participation and Engagement strand of the Impacts 18. Legacies of Liverpool as European Capital of Culture 10 Years On project; and, furthermore, she is the PI for the research framework of the evaluation of the Boroughs of Culture of the Liverpool Combined Authority.

Dr Ganga has a BA. (Hons) in Science of Education from the University of Porto (2006); a PhD. in Sociology of Culture (2013), funded by the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (€100,000) for four years, awarded by the University of Porto (QS Global World Ranking #312); and a Post-Doc in Arts Education (2017) from the University of Sao Paulo (QS Global World Ranking #76).

Formerly, Dr 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 University of Coimbra, Dr Ganga intellectually founded the Research Methodology School in partnership with the University of Porto, the University of Amsterdam, and the National Centre for Research Methods.

Dr Ganga has nearly 10 years of teaching experience in Higher Education in Portugal. 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.

An active member of ESA, and several research networks, namely COST Action Cultural Heritage in the Digital Era (EU), and Cross-RCUK NewMind Network (UK), Dr Ganga currently acts as chief editor for the Portuguese Social Barometer Platform (Arts and Culture) and is also a 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

Guest Lecturer, Liverpool John Moores University, 2017 - present
Manager of Science and Technology, University of Coimbra, Coimbra, 2014 - 2014
Guest Senior Lecturer, University of Porto, Porto, 2013 - present
Senior Lecture, Higher Institute of Social Work, 2011 - 2015
Internal Marker, Department of Culture, Media and Creative Industries, King's College, 2008 - present
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 Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

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

Neiva Ganga R, Fonseca L. 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 Publisher Url Public Url

Neiva Ganga R. 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 Publisher Url

Chapters

Wilson K, Neiva Ganga R, Whelan G. 2020. The Social Value of Museums to Health Commissioners: the case of House of Memories and dementia care Robertson H. The Healing Museum: Strategies for Health and Wellbeing . United Kingdom

Gomes R, Vaz H, Teixeira Lopes J, Cerdeira L, Neiva Ganga R, Silva JP, Silva S, Machado L, Cabrito B, Patrocinio T. 2019. A Emigração Portuguesa Qualificada: Êxodo ou Diáspora? Gomes R. A Mobilidade Academica e a Emigracao Qualificada Imprensa da Universidade de Coimbra. Coimbra

Teixeira L, Gomes R, Vaz H, Cerdeira L, Neiva Ganga R, Silva JP, Silva S, Peixoto P, Machado L, Cabrito B, Patrocinio T. 2019. A Produção Social do Indivíduo que Emigra: uma Análise a partir de Retratos Sociológicos Gomes R. A mobilidade académica e a emigração portuguesa qualificada Imprensa da Universidade de Coimbra. Coimbra

Neiva Ganga R, Semedo A, oliveira C. 2018. Experiências da visita em museus: motivações e perceções Nos 50 Anos de L'Amour de L'Art: dívidas, Críticas e Desafios Mundos Sociais. Lisbon

Neiva Ganga R. 2018. Entre a educação, a cultura e emigração – uma autorreflexão sobre inflexões de percurso Ramos M, Capucha L, Tavares I. Quem são e o que fazem os sociólogos em Portugal? Mundos Sociais. Lisbon 978-989-8536-67-9 Publisher Url

Neiva Ganga R, Fonseca L. 2014. As “Obras da Arte” – o trabalho educativo da Casa da Música Santos E, Ganga R, Ferreira J, Almeida J. Novas Subjetividades: retratos de objetos emergentes Psicossoma. Viseu 978-972-8994-66-2 Publisher Url

Neiva Ganga R. 2014. Cérebros em Fuga: A emigração qualificada portuguesa Neiva Ganga R, Santos E, Almeida J, Ferreira J. Novas Subjetividades: retratos de objetos emergentes Psicossoma. United Kingdom 978-972-8994-66-2 Publisher Url

Peixoto L, Gomes R, Lopes JT, Cerdeira L, Brites R, Cabrito B, Neiva Ganga R, Machado-Taylor ML, Silva S, Patrocinio T. 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 Publisher Url

Journal article

Neiva Ganga R, Machado Gomes R, Teixeira Lopes J, Cerdeira L, Vaz H, Peixoto P, Cabrito B, Machado-Taylor L, Brites R, Patrocinio T, Silvia S, Silva JP. 2018. Asymmetric Mobility and Emigration of Highly Skilled Workers in Europe: The Portuguese case Praszałowicz D. Migration Studies - Polonia Review, :143-164 DOI Public Url

Neiva Ganga R, Silva JP, Vaz H, Gomes R, Lopes JT, Cerdeira L, Silva S, Cabrito B, Magalhaes D, Machado-Taylor ML, Prixoto L, Brites R, Patrocinio T. 2018. From Portugal to Europe. A micro-level Sociology of scientific migration in times of Eurozone crisis. Migraciones Internacionales, 9 DOI Publisher Url Public Url

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, Public Url

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 Publisher Url Public Url

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 Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

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 Author Url

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

Neiva Ganga R. 2009. Europos kultūros sostinė – miesto „prisikėlimas“? Ravaitytė J. Post - Scriptum.org: revue de recherche interdisciplinaire en textes et medias,

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. Socialização e percursos (e)migratórios em Portugal: uma análise a partir de retratos sociológicos Lehmann BA. Cadernos de Educação, Publisher Url Public Url

Neiva Ganga R, Fonseca L. 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 Publisher Url Public Url

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

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

Book

Neiva Ganga R, Semedo A, Oliveira C. 2018. Fatores motivacionais e experiências de visita em museus University of Porto. Porto

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

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

Lopes JT, Vaz H, Cerdeira L, Peixoto P, Ganga R, Silva S, Machado MDL, Silva JP, Brites R, Magalhães D, Patrício T, Cabrito B. Entre a periferia e o centro: percursos de emigrantes portugueses qualificados Imprensa da Universidade de Coimbra 9789892610672 DOI

Reis LAD, Santos J, Duarte SFP. Ensaios sobre o envelhecimento 9788579850608

Internet publication

Neiva Ganga R. 2018. House of Memories Brazil – How Museums Can Meet the Global Dementia Challenge Public Url

Neiva Ganga R. 2018. Girls just wanna have fun…ding for their research Public Url

Neiva Ganga R. 2017. Researching digital heritage and cultural wellbeing in the international policy sphere Public Url

Neiva Ganga R. 2013. Artes e públicos entre mediação, emancipação e participação Publisher Url

Neiva Ganga R. 2011. 10 years of Porto European Capital of Culture and still debating the problem of (no) cultural engagement Publisher Url

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 Author Url

Neiva Ganga R. 2007. Educação, Música e Cidade – que inclusão? https://www.iscte-iul.pt/index.php?cf=3, First International Conference of Young Urban Researchers

Neiva Ganga R, Almeida Santos S, Barroso B. 2006. No Caminho do Bem: uma etnografia sobre os sentidos da reinserção em dois Centros Educativos. Faculdade de Psicologia e Ciencas da Educacao da Universidade do Porto, Fórum Jovens Cientistas 2007

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

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 Publisher Url

Other

Neiva Ganga R. 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 Publisher Url

Engagement & Impact

Highlighted activities

Research Grants Awarded:

Arts and Humanities Research Council, Cities of Culture: Turning Evaluation into Policy, Franco Bianchini; Jonothan Neelands, Grant value (£): 45000, Duration of research project: 24 months. 2019

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. 2018

Fellowships:

Crossing Boundaries: The value of museums in dementia care, Institute of Cultural Capital, http://iccliverpool.ac.uk/crossing-boundaries/. 2016

Professional activities

Research Grants Awarded:

Arts and Humanities Research Council, Cities of Culture: Turning Evaluation into Policy, Franco Bianchini; Jonothan Neelands, Grant value (£): 45000, Duration of research project: 24 months. 2019

EPSRC-funded NewMind Network Plus, Developing an Artificial Intelligence Empathy Agent, Fuschia Sirois (PI); Katherine Easton; Ian Tucker; Matthew R Bennion; Heidi Christensen; Paul Radin, Grant value (£): 45000, Duration of research project: 24. 2018

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. 2018

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. 2016

Portuguese Commission of Coordination and Development of the North Region, MoVEM: Museums visitants’ experiences and motivations, Alice Semedo; Celia Oliveira, Grant value (£): 25000, Duration of research project: 24 months. 2015

Portuguese Foundation of Science and Tecnhology, European Contemporary Museum Education. A Global ethnography on the policies and practices., Grant value (£): 86500, Duration of research project: 4 years. 2007

Conference presentation:

European Ethnography on Museum Education in the Scope of European Capital of Culture. The cases of Tate Liverpool, Šiuolaikinio Meno Centras and Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art, ’10th midterm Conference of the European Research Networks Sociology of the Arts & Sociology of Culture, Valletta, Malta, Oral presentation. 2018

The Impacts of Museum-led Dementia Awareness Programmes on Informal Caregivers’ Subjective Wellbeing. A critical analysis about the House of Memories programme, XIX ISA World Congress of Sociology, Toronto, Canada, Oral presentation. 2018

House of Memories: The Impacts of a Digital Museum-led Dementia Awareness Programmes on Informal Caregivers’ Subjective Wellbeing, Edutainment '18 12th International Conference on E-Learning and Games, Xi`an, China, Oral presentation. 2018

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. 2017

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. 2017

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. 2017

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

Crossing Boundaries research programme, North of England Workshop for Early Career Researchers in Arts and Humanities, Liverpool, Oral presentation. 2016

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. 2016

Award:

UK-China Researcher Links Workshop Health and Well-being Through VR and AR, Newton Fund, https://www.ljmu.ac.uk/microsites/researcher-links-workshop. 2018

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).. 2018

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.. 2017

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.. 2017

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.. 2017

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.. 2017

External collaboration:

http://www.mp.usp.br/, Museu Paulista, Museu Paulista. 2018

http://isociologia.up.pt/en/investigador/rafaela-neiva-ganga, University of Porto, Institute of Sociology - Artistic Creation, Cultural Policies and Practices. 2007

Editorial boards:

MIDAS - Museus e Estudos Interdisciplinares, Reviewer, https://midas.revues.org/. 2017

Revista Brasileira de Geriatria e Gerontologia, Reviewer, http://www.scielo.br/scielo.php?script=sci_serial&pid=1809-9823&lng=en&nrm=iso. 2015

Sociologia: Revista da Faculdade de Letras do Porto, Reviewer, http://ler.letras.up.pt/site/default.aspx?qry=id04id111&sum=sim. 2014

International Journal of Learning, Reviewer, http://www.scimagojr.com/journalsearch.php?q=17700156750&tip=sid&. 2008

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

Fellowships:

Crossing Boundaries: The value of museums in dementia care, Institute of Cultural Capital, http://iccliverpool.ac.uk/crossing-boundaries/. 2016

€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. 2013

€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. 2012

Membership of professional bodies:

Research on Arts Education, European Education Research Association, http://www.eera-ecer.de/networks/network29/. 2010

Research Network Sociology of the Arts, European Sociological Association, https://www.europeansociology.org/research-networks/rn02-sociology-arts. 2009

Media Coverage:

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

RDP Internacional - – phone interview for the Global Portuguese Scientist about the Crossing Boundaries research project.