Alberto Fernandes, a native of Miranda do Douro, completed his degree in Basic Education Teacher, variant Musical Education at the Higher School of Education of the Polytechnic Institute of Bragança, having participated in the Erasmus program at Vilnius Pedagoginis Universitetas, Lithuania.

As a teacher, he taught musical expression from Trás-os-Montes to the Algarve through the island of Boa Vista in Cape Verde. In 2015, he completed his master’s degree in Artistic and Cultural Management from the Higher School of Education of the Viana do Castelo Polytechnic Institute, having as a dissertation “Mirandese Cultural Heritage: a contribution to a political-economic approach”.

He has worked at the Miranda Land Museum and actively collaborates with cultural associations such as FRAUGA or Galandum Galundaina in activities related to the promotion of Mirandese cultural heritage, such as participation in conferences, festivals, events and exhibitions.

Cultural identity, economy of culture, intangible cultural heritage and the way it is perceived by the community are part of the research interests.

He is currently a doctoral student in Cultural Studies at the Institute of Social Sciences at the University of Minho, Braga, and a researcher at the Center for Studies on Communication and Society under the FESTIVITY project “Festa, cultural heritage and community sustainability. Investigation and communication in the case of Bugiada and Mouriscada de Sobrado ”.