Sebastian Emiliano Zuñiga Gougain


Sebastián Zúñiga Gougain is a sociologist, musicologist and musician currently working as a researcher in the Centre for Social Studies team of the H2020 project UNCHARTED: Understanding, Capturing and Fostering the Societal Value of Culture (2020-2024), coordinated by the University of Barcelona. He holds a PhD in Sociology, Post-colonialisms and Global Citizenship (CES and FEUC), a master degree in Musicology from the Faculty of Arts of the University of Chile, and a bachelor's degree in Sociology from the Faculty of Economics of the University of Coimbra. During his PhD sociological research he studied urban practices of indigenous music and dance (Santiago, Chile) as a social phenomenon which contributes to revalue different forms of aesthetic expression, cultural identity and political organization. He has teaching experience (as a music conductor, music history and artistic methodology professor) and researching experience (archival work at the project "Social musical practices during modernity expansion in Chile") in higher education institutions such as Santiago University, University of Chile, Bolivarian University of Chile and Professional Institute Modern School of Music and Dance. He also holds postgraduate Diplomas in Sociology (University of Lisbon) and in Cultural Administration (Pontifical Catholic University of Chile).

Latest Publications

Book Chapter

Nancy, Duxbury; Silva, Sílvia; Zúñiga, Sebastián; Abreu, Paula; Carvalho, Cláudia Pato de (2023), UCLG evaluation of city programmes in Europe, in Antonella Fresa (org.), Rigenera Volterra Rigenera. Roma: Promoter S.r.l.; ICCU, 124-126