The Team

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.

Project Lead

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.

Principal Investigators

Dr Aileen DILLANE.
The 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.
Dr 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.
Associate 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.

Post-Doctoral researchers

Dr Magda MOGILNICKA,
University of Bristol,
United Kingdom

Research interests: the fields of ethnicity; lived diversities; cultural diversity; whiteness studies; everyday racism.

Doctoral Candidates


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.