Silvia Silva is a Researcher at Centre for Social Studies of the University of Coimbra. Currently she is Research Manager of CREATOUR – Creative Tourism Destination Development in Small Cities and Rural Areas. She holds a degree in Sociology from the Faculty of Economics of University of Coimbra, institution where she obtained her master’s degree in Cities and Urban Cultures with the dissertation “The reception of the public culture: an approach on the public reception modes of The School of Night”. Currently she is a PhD student in Sociology, developing a thesis with the proposed theme “Qualified Portuguese migration: identity, expectations and mobility strategies of cultural and creative professionals”. She held several research activities and developed different projects in collaboration with varied institutions. Her main research interest issues are cities and urban cultures, cultural policies and practices; mobilities; and higher education.