Paula Guerra holds a PhD in Sociology from the University of Porto. She is Professor in the Department of Sociology at FLUP and Researcher at the Institute of Sociology of the same University (IS-UP), where she currently coordinates the subgroup Artistic Creation, Practices and Cultural Policies. Member of the Scientific Committee of the Master in Sociology at the University of Porto. She is Adjunct Associate Professor of the Griffith Centre for Social and Cultural Research (GCSCR). She is the founder and coordinator of the All Arts Network, Luso-Afro-Brazilian Network of Sociology of Culture and Arts. Paula coordinates and participates in various national and international research projects in the field of youth cultures and the sociology of art and culture. She is also supervisor of several master's, doctoral and post-doctoral projects in those thematic areas. She is coordinator and founder of the KISMIF Conference/projetct. She is founder and director of the scientific journal All the Arts. Lusophone Journal of Art and Culture. She is the author (with Bennett) of the edited book DIY Cultures and Underground Music Scenes (Oxford: Routledge, 2019), (with Dines, Gordon and Bestley) The Punk Reader 1 and 2 (Bristol: Intellect, 2019, 2021), and (with Quintela) of the edited book Punk, Fanzines and DIY Cultures in a Global World (London: Palgrave, 2020). She has published 55 book chapters (40 in international publishing houses – UK, EUA, Canada, Germany and Brazil) and 87 articles in peer-reviewed periodicals – 55 of them in international journals, including WOS-Q1 journals such as Cultural Trends, Journal of Sociology, Popular Music and Society, European Journal of Cultural Studies, Critical Arts, Portuguese Journal of Social Sciences, Cultural Sociology and Young.