The FestiVersities team draws together expertise from across five European research institutions in a variety of arts, humanities and social science disciplines, and engages widely with a broad range of artistic, cultural and sociological themes and ideas.
Professor Ian WOODWARD. University of Southern Denmark, Denmark Research interests: cosmopolitan cultures and everyday cosmopolitanism; spaces of social belonging; materiality, community & affect; makers and making; music production and consumption.
Dr Aileen DILLANE. University of Limerick, Ireland Research interests: ethnicity, identity, nationalism and cosmopolitanism in the traditional and popular musics of Ireland, UK, North America, and Australia; music Festivals and cultural Diversity; music and migration; urban soundscapes and critical citizenship; protest music.
Associate Professor Jo HAYNES. University of Bristol, United Kingdom Research interests: sociological approaches to music; race and ethnicity; cultural and creative industries; cultural entrepreneurship in the digital economy; memory/imagination and public spaces.
Professor Pauwke BERKERS Erasmus University Rotterdam, Netherlands Research interests: social inequalities in music; cultural and creative industries; inclusion policy; and awkwardness.
Dr Karolina GOLEMO. Jagiellonian University, Poland Research interests: cross-cultural flows; hybrid cultural identities; artistic expression of migrants; music in intercultural relations.
Dr Magda MOGILNICKA, University of Bristol, United Kingdom Research interests: the fields of ethnicity; lived diversities; cultural diversity; whiteness studies; everyday racism.
Dr Sarah RAINE, University of Limerick, Ireland Research interests: diversity and access at music festivals; gender politics in the music industry; popular music and performance ethnographies; multigenerational music scenes; authenticity, belonging and identity.
Britt SWARTJES, Erasmus University Rotterdam, Netherlands Research interests: sociological approaches to the arts in the city; cultural diversity; citizenship and belonging; public art and public space.
Marta KUPIS, Jagiellonian University, Poland Research interests: audience studies; internet studies; fan culture; popular culture.
Signe BANKE, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark Research interests: ethnographic fieldwork; materiality and materials; making of spaces; ecological thinking; embodiment; consumption.
María GIÆVER LÓPEZ, University of Westminster, United Kingdom
Research interests: electronic music scenes, migration, popular culture, the night, resistance and decolonial theories.