Musicologist, professor and researcher. She lectures in the Department of Musicology of NOVA, Lisbon, since 2005. Gomes Ribeiro received a PhD and a Master degree in Music (Aesthetics, Sciences and Technologies of the Arts) from the Université de Paris VIII. She studied music theory, piano, composition, as well as (in the context of specialized seminars) opera dramaturgy, choir conducting, singing, acting, stage direction, having completed her musical studies at the National Conservatory, Lisbon. Specialized in sociology of music and in opera and music theatre studies, her research interests and publications concern primarily the social, cultural and political roles of music, understood as ordering devices in social life. Her research concern the 20th and 21st centuries, including topics as media (especially new media and cyberculture) and communication, spectatorship, celebrity and fandom, power and politics, gender, production and circulation of symbolic goods, patterns of taste and opinion, among other. She signed several opera and music theatre productions, including Comedy on the Bridge, by Martinu, at the São Carlos Theatre, Lisbon.