Dr Claudino Ferreira has a Ph.D. in Sociology (FEUC – 2006). He is a Professor of Sociology at the Faculty of Economics (University of Coimbra). Researcher at the Center for Social Studies. Co-Coordinator of the Doctoral Program in “Cities and Urban Cultures” (University of Coimbra). Areas of interest: Cities and urban cultures; Sociology of culture and the arts; Cultural policies; Public policies; Tourism, leisure and lifestyles. Author of several articles on those topics.