Jordi Nofre | LXNIGHTS Coordinator

I hold a PhD in Human Geography from the University of Barcelona (2009). My thesis, entitled “The Hidden Cultural Agenda. A deconstruction of nightlife in Barcelona and its suburbs” was awarded by the Government of Catalonia with the Youth Prize 2009 to the Best Doctoral Thesis on Youth Studies. Since January 2010 I have been enrolled as FCT Postdoctoral Research Fellow at CICS.NOVA. My postdoctoral research topics are (i) Nightlife and urban change in south European cities, and (ii) Social geographies of youth in Euro-Mediterranean countries. To date, I have published a total of 50 publications, and have presented a total of 44 oral communications in national and international conferences. Currently, I am also Principal Coordinator of LXNIGHTS, an international scientific network on nightlife studies created in 2014 encompassing 9 countries and 22 scholars. In 2015 I was Scientific Advisor of ‘SAFE!N Project: Safe Night Out Certification in Lisbon’, a community-focused project funded by the Lisbon City Council. I am also Director of Lisbon Nightlife Observatory. Now, the Lisbon city council has commissioned me to create and coordinate the Lisbon Nightlife Commission, a new institutional body to foster and implement participatory governance of nightlife in Lisbon towards safer, inclusive and sustainable nights in the Portuguese capital.

List of Publications (only related to nightlife studies; last 5 years: 2013-2018)


Nofre, J., Malet-Calvo, D. (2018). Pubcrawling Lisbon: Nocturnal Geoethnographies of Bairro Alto. In G. Botta and G. Stahl (Eds.), Nocturnes: Popular Music and the Night. New York: Palgrave MacMillan. (in press)

Nofre, J., Martins, J.C., Vaz, D., Fina, R., Sequera, J., Vale, P. “The ‘Pink Street’ in Cais do Sodré: Urban change and liminal governance in a nightlife district of Lisbon. Urban Research & Practice (Manuscript ID: RURP-2017-0070).

Nofre, J., Giordano, E., & Crozat, D. La touristification de la vie nocturne: une nouvelle frontière pour la recherche sur la nuit urbaine. CyberGeo (accepted).


Eldridge, A., & Nofre, J. (2018). ‘Shaken, not Stirred’. An introduction to Exploring Nightlife. In J. Nofre & A. Eldridge (Eds.). Exploring Nightlife: Space, Society & Governance (pp. 1-11). London: Rowman & Atkinson (in press).

Nofre, J. & Eldridge, A. (Eds.) (2018). Exploring Nightlife: Space, Society & Governance. London: Rowman & Atkinson (in press).

Sequera, J. & Nofre, J. (2018). Urban activism and touristification in southern Europe. Barcelona, Madrid and Lisbon. In J. Roberts & J. Ibrahim. (Eds). Left Wing Activism Today. London: Routledge. (in press)

Giordano, E., Nofre, J., Tataranni, E. (2017). The touristification of the nighttime economy and the rise of temporal conflicts. The case of Barcelona and Lisbon. In Mobilities and Hospitable City, (pp. 86-100). Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

Nofre, J., Giordano, E., Eldrdige, A., J., Martins, J.C., & Sequera, J. (2017). Nightlife, tourism and urban change in the quarter of Barceloneta (2001-2015). Tourism Geographies. doi: 10.1080/14616688.2017.1375972

Nofre, J., & Martins, J.C. (2017) The Disneyzation of the neoliberal urban night. In P. Guerra & T. Moreira (Eds.), Keep it Simple Make it Fast! An approach to underground music scenes ( 3) (pp. 113-124). Porto: University of Porto Press. ISBN 978-989-8648-88-4

Nofre, J., Sánchez-Fuarros, I., Malet-Calvo, D., Martins, J.C., Pereira, P., Soares, I., Geraldes, M., & López-Díaz, A. (2017). Exploring nightlife and urban change in Bairro Alto, Lisbon. City & Community, 16(3): 330-344. doi: 10.1111/cico.12248.

Malet-Calvo, D., Nofre, J., & Geraldes, M. (2016). The «Erasmus Corner»: Gentrification, emotions and place-making of a nightlife spot in Bairro Alto. Leisure Studies, 36(6): 778-792. doi: 10.1080/02614367.2016.1271821.

Nofre, J., Malet-Calvo, D., Cassan, A., & Wodzinska, S. (2016). “Club Carib”: A Geo-ethnography of a dancing bar in Lisbon”. Social & Cultural Geography. 18(8): 1175-1195. doi: 10.1080/14649365.2016.1247191.

Nofre, J. (2015) “Barcelona de noche: Unas primeras notas sobre geopolítica de la higienización social, moral y política de la ciudad neoliberal”. Working Papers of the Institute of Sociology, University of Porto, 3(3): 1-25

Nofre, J., & Martin-Díaz, J. (2015) “When Islamization meets (Westernized) neoliberalization. A meta-ethnography of nightlife in post-socialist Sarajevo” GeoBalcanica 2015 Proceedings Book, pp. 363-370. doi: 10.18509/GBP.2015.46

Nofre, J. (2009) L’agenda cultural oculta. Una deconstrucció de l’oci nocturn de Barcelona i els seus suburbis [The hidden cultural agenda. A deconstruction of nightlife in Barcelona and its suburbs]. PhD thesis, Department of Human Geography, University of Barcelona.

Nofre, J. (2013) Vintage Nightlife: Gentrifying Lisbon downtown. Fennia: International Journal of Geography, 191(2):106-127. doi: 10.11143/8231

Nofre, J. (2013) De lo sórdido a lo vintage, de la marginalización a la distinción. Gentrificación y ocio nocturno en Cais do Sodré, Lisboa [From the sordidness to vintage, from marginalization to distinction. Gentrification and nightlife in Cais do Sodré, Lisboa]. Fórum Sociológico, Série II, 23: 59-67.DOI : 10.4000/sociologico.827

Feixa, C., & Nofre, J. (eds) (2013) #GeneraciónIndignada. Topías y Utopías del Movimiento 15M. Editorial Milenio, Lleida (Catalunya).