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Joana Freitas is a PhD candidate in Musicology at the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities of the NOVA University of Lisbon (NOVA FCSH) with a FCT PhD Scholarship (SFRH/BD/139120/2018). She completed her master's degree with a dissertation titled «The music is the only thing you don't have to mod': the musical composition in modification files for video games» and is an integrated researcher of the Centre for the Study of the Sociology and Aesthetics of Music (CESEM). She's a member of the Research Clusters in Sound and Music in Digital and Audiovisual Media (CysMus), Gender and Music (NEGEM) and Sociology of Music (SociMus), all three integrated in the Group of Critical Theory and Communication (GTCC). Her main areas of interest are video game music, music and audiovisual media, digital culture and online communities, and gender and sexuality.

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Postgraduate in Communication of Culture and Creative Industries, Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas (FCSH)

Award Date: 28 May 2021

Musicology, Master, "The music is the only thing you don't have to mod": the musical composition for modification files in videogames, Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas (FCSH)

Award Date: 20 Oct 2017

Musicology, Doctorate, The quest for the 'cinematic' and the 'epic': orchestral music as a new musical genre between video games and digital platforms, Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas (FCSH)

1 Sept 2018 → …


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