Paula Guerra holds a PhD in Sociology from the University of Porto. She is currently Adjunct Professor at the Faculty of the Arts (FLUP) and Adjunct Associate Professor at the Griffith Centre for Cultural Research (GCCR) in Australia. Her research aims to search for a new actual interpretative paradigm regarding the urban youth musical cultures. Specific interest in the punk culture singularity and its importance are centra for Prof. Guerra to interpretate contemporary youth cultures. She particularly focuses on the approach of the punk artistic and discursive production as contemporary identity frames, incepting plural methodology in order to study the Portuguese punk scenes.