Academic and professional activities

2019 to 2024 - Adjunct Professor, Department of Journalism, Communication, and New Media, Faculty of Arts, Thompson Rivers University, Canada

2016 to 2019 - Adjunct Professor, School of Urban and Regional Planning, Faculty of Environment, University of Waterloo, Canada

2009 - Senior Researcher in the Cities, Cultures and Architecture Research Group, Centre for Social Studies

2005 to 2021 - Adjunct Professor, School of Communication, in the Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology, Simon Fraser University, Canada

2005 to 2008 - Executive Director, Centre of Expertise for Culture and Communities, Simon Fraser University

2002 to 2007 - Director of Research, Creative City Network of Canada / Réseau de villes créatives du Canada

1995 to 2003 - Cultural Planning Analyst, Office of Cultural Affairs, City of Vancouver

1995 to 2001 - Assistant Editor, Canadian Journal of Communication

Other Activities

2020 to 2021 - Member of the Scientific Committee for "Mapping and Understanding Creative and Cultural Ecologies in European Local Development" online discussion forum, research network, and special issue of the European Urban and Regional Studies journal, 2020-2021.

2020 to 2020 - Member of the Scientific Committee for the 2nd  edition of the 'International Conference and Summer School - Technopolitics in Urban Regeneration: Co-creating Liveable Spaces' (TUR'20), to be held at ISCTE-IUL, Lisbon and Barreiro Municipality, Portugal, June 29 to July 11, 2020

2020 to 2020 - Supervisor of PhD research internship for Ilona Asare, Latvian Academy of Culture, Latvia, at the Centre for Social Studies, University of Coimbra, February-June 2020.

2019-06 to 2019-09 - Member of Scientific Board for international conference, "New Horizons of Culture, Media and Arts in the Digital Environment," Faculty of Dramatic Arts, University of Arts in Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia, 12-14 September 2019.

2019 to 2020 - Member of Scientific Committee for '2º Congresso Ibero-Americano em Estudos de Paisagem', Sintra, Portugal, 2-3 April 2020.

2019 to 2019 - External examiner for doctoral dissertation by Raquel Cristina de Sousa Pires, entitled "À volta do círculo: Reflexões sobre criatividade e Service Design Thinking em ambientes rurais - 7 Sóis 7 Luas em Alfândega da Fé e Ponte de Sor," Programa Doutoral em Design, Faculdade de Belas Artes da Universidade do Porto, 18 December 2019.

2019 to 2019 - External examiner for master's project report by Ana Margarida Costa Moreira, entitled "L'TOUR - Lettering Tour: Aplicação Multiplataforma para a Valorização do Lettering na Cidade do Porto," Mestrado em Tecnologias da Informação e Comunicação Multimédia, Instituto Universitário da Maia (ISMAI), Porto, 3 December 2019.

2019 to 2019 - Member of Scientific Committee for ENCATC Congress, 'Diversity and sustainability at work. Policies and practices from culture and education', Dijon, France, 2-5 October 2019.

2019 to 2019 - Member of Scientific Committee for the 4th International Scientific Conference, entitled 'Tourism in Function of Development of the Republic of Serbia: Tourism as a Generator of Employment,' held at the Faculty of Hotel Management and Tourism in Vrnjačka Banja, University of Kragujevac, Serbia, 30 May - 1 June, 2019.

2019 to 2019 - Member of Scientific Committee for the third CREATOUR international conference, 'Creative Tourism Dynamics: Connecting Travellers, Communities, Cultures and Places', University of Algarve, Faro, Portugal, 23-25 October 2019.

2019 to 2019 - Member of Scientific Committee of the Street Art and Urban Creativity Scientific Journal, volume 5, 2019, published by the Lisbon Faculty of Fine Arts and Urbancreativity.org.

2019 to 2019 - Supervisor of PhD internship for Thomas Burø, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark, within the CREATOUR project, at the Centre for Social Studies, University of Coimbra, November-December 2019.

2018-08 to 2019-02 - Co-supervisor (with Paulo Providencia) of doctoral research stay at CES by Ana Clara Giannecchini, Faculdade de Arquitetura e Urbanismo da Universidade de Brasília.

2018 to 2024 - Advisor to Giuseppina Raggi, assistant researcher at CES, for research project entitled, "Early-modern art and architecture, Atlantic slave trade and cross-cultural dynamics. The case of African Portugal between heritage and politics of recognition," funded by FCT, Portugal, 2018-2024.

2018 to 2018 - External examiner for doctoral dissertation by Elisabete Caldeira Neto Tomaz, entitled "Culture and Urban Development Policies. Beyond Large Metropolis," ISCTE-IUL, Lisbon, Forthcoming in 2018.

2018 to 2018 - Member of Scientific Committee for 'International Congress on Cultural Mapping: Linking Heritage (Tangible and Intangible) and Creative Tourism', University of Évora, Évora, Portugal, November 29-30, 2018.

2018 to 2018 - Visiting Professor of the Research and Graduate Studies Office, Thompson Rivers University, Kamloops, Canada.

2018 - Supervisor for post-doctoral research project by Margarete Panerai Araujo, Universidade Lasalle, Canoas, in the Região Metropolitana de Porto Alegre, Brasil, at the Centre for Social Studies, University of Coimbra, 2018.

2017-11-9 to 2017-11-10 - Member of Scientific Committee for international conference, "MEDIA, DEMOCRACY, POPULISM: The media - mediator and promoter of populism," Belgrade, Serbia

2017-10-24 to 2014-10-27 - Member of Scientific Committee for international conference, '9th Senses & Sensibility: Design Beyond Borders', Funchal, Madeira

2017 to 2018 - Creative Forces in the Polar Regions: Culture, Economies, Innovation, and Change in Tourism - Invited participant in application for international research conference and publication: keynote in Whitehorse and workshop in Dawson City. Co-PI's: Dr. Patrick Brouder or Dr. Suzanne de la Barre, Vancouver Island University, Canada. Application submitted to the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada, October 2017 (funded).

2017 to 2018 - External examiner for doctoral dissertation by Jelena Savic, entitled "Sense(s) of Porto: Rethinking Heritage Within the Contemporary Cultural Landscape," Design - Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Porto, 2018.

2017 to 2018 - Invited scientific advisor to the international project "Governance Models of Cultural Districts," commissioned by the Global Cultural Districts Network

2017 to 2018 - Member of Scientific Committee for second CREATOUR international conference 'Emerging and Future Trends in Creative Tourism', Braga, Portugal, 7-9 June 2018.

2017 to 2018 - Member of Scientific Committee for '2º Congresso Ibero-Americano em Estudos de Paisagem', Sintra, Portugal, 5-6 April 2018

2017 to 2017 - Coordinator of Scientific and Organizing Committees for international conference 'The State of the Art in Creative Tourism: Leading Research | Advanced Practices | Future Trajectories', Coimbra, Portugal, 1-2 June 2017

2017 to 2017 - Coordinator of Scientific and Organizing Committees for international interdisciplinary conference 'Culture, Sustainability, and Place: Innovative Approaches for Tourism Development', Ponta Delgada, Azores, Portugal, 11-13 October 2017

2017 to 2017 - Member of Scientific Committee for international conference, "III INSULA International Colloquium: Beyond Nature and Artiface," Funchal, Madeira, Portugal, 8-12 November 2017

2017 to 2017 - Member of the Scientific Committee for the 2017 Street Art & Urban Creativity Scientific Journal, on "Intangible heritage and knowledge transfer," Lisbon

2017 - Member of Editorial Board, Cultural Trends journal

2017 - Member of the Scientific Advisory Committee for CES-Almedina book series

2016 to 2017 - Member of Scientific Committee for international conference 'Participatory Governance in Culture: Exploring Practices, Theories and Policies. DO IT TOGETHER', Rijeka, Croatia, 22-24 November 2017

2016 to 2016 - External examiner for doctoral dissertation by Ana Rita Cruz, entitled "(N)um lugar ao Sol - Contributos do Turismo para as Dinâmicas Criativas e para a Atração da Classe Criativa no Algarve," Faculty of Economics, University of Algarve, 30 June 2016.

2016 to 2016 - External examiner for doctoral dissertation by Jude Ortiz, entitled "Culture, Creativity and the Arts: Building Resilience in Northern Ontario," Department of Arts, Cultural Industries and Education, University of the West of England, Bristol, 12 July 2016.

2016 - Co-editor (with W.F. Garrett-Petts) of "Small Cities: Sustainability Studies in Community and Cultural Engagement" book series, University of Calgary Press, Canada

2015-06 to 2015-06 - Visiting researcher at the Centre on Governance, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ottawa, Canada

2015 to 2015 - External examiner for Jill Yuzwa's PhD comprehensive exam, School of Planning, University of Waterloo, Canada. Supervisor: Pierre Filion. Topic: applications and critiques of the creative class theory, particularly with application to economic development in rural areas.

2015 to 2015 - Hosted doctoral student, Lorena Lozano, University of Oviedo, Spain, at the Centre for Social Studies, University of Coimbra, Portugal, April-July 2015.

2015 to 2015 - Hosted Visiting Researcher, Dr. Alys Longley, University of Auckland, New Zealand, at the Centre for Social Studies, University of Coimbra, Portugal, February-April 2015.

2015 to 2015 - Invited member of the rapporteur team, International Cultural Summit on "Culture and Sustainable Cities," organized by the Committee on Culture of the United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG), AlhóndigaBilbao, Biblao, Spain, 18-20 March 2015.

2015 to 2015 - Visiting Research Scholar at Thompson Rivers University, Canada.

2014-09 to 2014-12 - Supervisor of two research assistants within the 'Culturing Sustainable Cities' research project: Declan Chan (Simon Fraser University, Canada) and Regina Milheiro (University of Coimbra, Portugal)

2014-08 to 2014-08 - • Expert reviewer of internship proposal submitted to MITACS / ACCELERATE program, University of Toronto, Canada

2014-01 to 2014-06 - Supervisor of research interns, Ana Rui Freire Machado e Melo and Regina Milheiro, for the 'Mapping Culture: Communities, Sites and Stories' international conference.

2014-01 to 2014-01 - Expert reviewer of application to the Fonds de recherche du Québec - Société et culture (FRQSC), Canada, January 2014.

2014 to 2015 - Member of Scientific Committee for international conference "Cultural Mapping: Debating Cultural Spaces and Places," Valletta, Malta, October 2015.

2014 to 2015 - Member of Scientific Committee for the International Conference 'Culture(s) in Sustainable Futures: theories, policies, practices', Helsinki, Finland, 6-8 May 2015

2014 to 2014 - Member of Scientific Committee for the International Colloquium '74-14 | O SAAL e a Arquitectura', CES Coimbra, 14-16 November 2014

2014 to 2014 - Remote evaluator for the European Commission - Horizon 2020 Future and Emerging Technologies (FET) Work Programme

2014 - Invited member of the core steering committee for International Social Science Council project proposal on "Towards 'just sustainability'. Grassroots initiatives to merge social and environmental justice." PI: Marco Armiero, Director, Environmental Humanities Laboratory, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden

2013-08 to 2013-10-02 - Member of evaluation jury for doctoral dissertation by Kim Dunphy, 'The Role of Participatory Arts in Social Change in Timor-Leste', Deakin University, Australia

2013-05-15 to 2013-05-17 - Invited participant to the Hangzhou International Congress on Culture and Sustainable Development, "Culture: Key to Sustainable Development", Hangzhou, People's Republic of China.

2013-01-01 to 2013-04-30 - Co-coordinator (with João Paulo Cardielos) of 12 posters on Coimbra and the Mondego River for the Agua Como Patrimonio: Experiências e Saber Fazer na Reabilitação das Cidades de Água e Paisagens Fluviais project (Water Like Heritage: Experience and Knowledge on the Rehabilitation of Water and River Landscapes of Cities). Portuguese and English editions. Posters to be exhibited in the four cities of the project: Comacchio, Italy; Lille, France; Coimbra, Portugal; and Bucharest, Romania, April 2013.

2013-01 - Member of the Executive Board of the "Sociologia urbana e rurale" journal (Italy)

2013 - Co-supervisor of research intern, Milton Tiago Vogado Batista, for the 'A Água como Património' research project

2013 - Supervisor of research intern, Regina Milheiro, for the INURA 2013 conference and retreat

2012 to 2012-09 - Member of evaluation jury for doctoral dissertation by Christina Farinha, 'Bound To Mobility: The building up of a performing arts community in the European Union (EU)', University of Porto

2012 to 2012 - Expert reviewer of research proposal submitted to Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada.

2012 - Associate Editor, The International Journal of Environmental, Cultural, Economic and Social Sustainability

2011 to 2012 - Co-supervisor of research intern, Ana Rui Freire Machado e Melo, for the 'A Água como Património' research project

2011 - Member of the Management Committee and Core Committee, member of the Research Strategies Group, Financial Rapporteur, and Chair of the Working Group on 'Policies' of the COST Action 'Investigating Cultural Sustainability' (IS1007).

2011 - Supervisor of Claudia Carvalho's post-doctorate research project, Artéria 7

2010-10 - Member of the evaluation jury for doctoral dissertation by Claudia Monteiro Pato de Carvalho, entitled 'The Creative Citizen: Citizenship Building in the Boston Area', Faculty of Economics (in Sociology), University of Coimbra

2010 - Co-coordinator of the Cities, Cultures, and Architecture Research Group, CES

2010 - Member of the Editorial Board for 'Culture and Local Governance / Culture et Gouvernance Locale' journal

2010 - Member of the editorial team for CESemCENA newsletter, Centro de Estudos Sociais

2010 - Member of the 'Ecologia e Sociedade' (Ecology and Society) interdisciplinary research group at CES

2009-10 - Member of the Thematic Forum on Urban Management and Cultural Policy of the City, of the European Network of Cultural Administration and Training Centres (ENCATC)

2009 - Member of Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada's Community-University Research Alliances (CURA) selection committee

2008 - Member of the Editorial Board of the Small Cities Imprint, a publishing initiative of the Small Cities Community-University Research Alliance (CURA) project at Thompson Rivers, Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada

2008 - Member of the Metro Vancouver Regional Culture Committee

2006 to 2012 - Co-collaborator on research project on Mapping Quality of Life and the Cultural Future of Small Cities, Canada

2006 to 2008 - Member of the Canadian Cultural Observatory's Advisory Council

2006 to 2007 - Member of the Greater Vancouver Regional District's Regional Cultural Planning Task Force

2004 to 2007 - Member of the Canadian Cultural Observatory's Culturescope.ca Editorial Working Group

2001 to 2006 - Member of Statistics Canada's National Advisory Committee on Cultural Statistics