Helena Lopes Braga

Helena Margarida Lopes da Silva Braga


Helena Lopes Braga holds a PhD in Comparative Gender Studies from the Central European University, Vienna. She also holds a Master´s (Best MA Award 2013/2014) and a Bachelor´s degree (Merit and Excellence Luiz Krus Award) in Musicology from the New University of Lisbon. She is a researcher of the Sociology and Musical Aesthetics Research Center (CESEM, FCSH-NOVA), where she co-founded NEGEM (Study Group on Gender and Music). Lopes Braga was vice-President of the Portuguese Society for Music Research (SPIM-PSMR) from 2013 to 2015.

Fields of study: feminist musicology, sociology of music, women’s and gender history (20th century), musical biography. Research interests include: women musicians, networks and sociabilities, women´s archives, short 20th century history.