Peres Da Silva

Assistant professor


My core research interest is the interface of culture, economy and politics. I investigate popular culture phenomena, mainly music, with regard to meanings and values in connection to economic factors in changing socio-political contexts. In my analysis of Manguebeat, this perspective allowed me to trace the creation of postmodern identities by musicians in Recife (Brazilian northeast) as well as the transnationalisation of the music industry in context of democratization in Brazil. In my PhD, I investigated the formation and institutionalization of the World Music market in global context. Using a cultural approach to sociology of markets, I investigated the general problem of social embeddedness of markets and the formation of a global order with the case of World Music. In my thesis, I could identify in detail how the construction of a music genre and of a music market condition each other. The inseparability of genre and market was clearly stated.


One world of diversity? Musicians in the complex tensions of the global order (2017-2018)

Applicant: Dr. phil. Glaucia Peres da Silva

Research Associate in the DFG-Researcher Group Organized Creativity. Practices for Inducing and Coping with Uncertainty. (2016-2019)

Creativity is widely understood as the generation of novel and valuable ideas. Drawing on empirical comparisons of an arts-based and a science-based field, both of which are in turmoil because of disruptive economic, technological and regulatory changes, this research unit seeks to contribute to the development of a multi-disciplinary theory of organized creativity. The aim is to go beyond individual- and group-centered theories that presently dominate creativity research, education, and training, by providing a better understanding of the conditions under which creativity can be socially organized. The very notion of organized creativity evokes immediate tension: creative processes are inherently uncertain and elude intentional organization, but nonetheless unfold typically among networks of actors embedded in different temporal-spatial contexts which necessitate at least some degree of organization. The basic premise of the proposed research unit is that creative processes involve social structures and practices for shaping degrees of uncertainty as a central “ingredient” of creativity. More specifically, we submit that certain practices of organizing creativity involve attempts to foster, channel, and control creative endeavors by inducing, reducing, tolerating, amplifying, or coping with uncertainty.

Applicant: Prof. Dr. Jörg Sydow, Freie Universität Berlin


"DFG-Network „Artistic and creative employment. Network for the investigation of work and organizational practices in the cultural and creative economy“

Currently changes in the working environment challenge the sociological analytical concepts to such an extent that the traditional form of the concept of work is facing a crisis. Transformation processes that are at the core of employment can be specially observed in the field of cultural and creative economy (cce). This economic sector is a precursor to developments in working environments because general employment trends are made visible there beforehand. Although the meaning of cc ewes stressed on various occasions, systematic analysis of this field are still in the beginnings. The requested network plans (1) to relate systematically the empirical studies of the members of this network in a comparative analysis in order to categorize the specificities of cce’s working practices and structures, developing further the concept of “work”. Besides, the network activities aim at (b) establishing a specific German discourse internationally, integrating this position in the international debate on artistic-creative work. The results of this cooperation will be bundled in the publication of a book.

Applicant: Dr. phil. Hannes Krämer, Europa-Universität Viadrina Frankfut (Oder).


Completed Projects

Global Young Faculty IV – AG Well-bein in context of migration (2015-2017)

Focus: City

Public spaces are not only organized in the map, but also remodeled by townspeople. The use of these spaces depends on physical properties of the land, economic and political interests, social relations and imaginaries of the people that make use of them as well as stories told about these spaces. In this project, we are interested in the use of public spaces in areas affected by migration. We will observe public spaces in selected cities in Germany and Europe and analyze them from the perspective of urban planning. Our aim is to approach the connections between urban planning, the actual use of space and the possible claims of change in context affected by migration to increase the well-being of townspeople.

Members: Jun.Prof. Dr.-Ing.Annette Hafner, Dr. Glaucia Peres da Silva, Dr.-Ing. Manfred Renner, Dr. Ines Wagner