Paula Guerra is assistant professor of sociology, senior researcher in the Institute of Sociology (ISFLUP) and invited researcher at the Centre for Geography Studies and Territory Planning at the Faculty of Arts, University of Porto (FLUP). She has authored some recent publications, namely, ‘The unstable lightness of rock. Genesis, dynamics and consolidation of alternative rock in Portugal (1980–2010)’. Guerra is currently the chief investigator of the ‘Keep it Simple, Make it Fast! Prolegomena and punk scenes, a way for Portuguese contemporaneity (1977–2012)’, an international and interdisciplinary project about the Portuguese punk scene funded by the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (PTDC/CS-SOC/118830/2010) and a researcher in other projects. URL: www.punk.pt/paula-guerra-2/.