Amanda Brandellero is postdoctoral researcher and lecturer at the Department of Media & Communication at Erasmus University. She is working on an international research project on Popular Music Heritage, Cultural Memory and Cultural Identity (POPID) funded by HERA (Humanities in the European Research Area). Prior to joining EUR, Amanda was PhD researcher at the Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research, at the University of Amsterdam.
Her research interests lie in the fields of economic geography, cultural industries and cities, and the local and global dynamics of production and consumption within the music industry. Taking the world music production in Paris as a case study, Amanda has explored its networked and clustered nature and the transnational flows of artists, allowing her to gain insights into the trans-local dynamics of cultural production and valorization. Her research has been supported the City of Paris and the French Ministry of Culture and Communication. In 2007, Amanda received the Cultural Policy Research Award, a European grant sponsored by the European Cultural Foundation and the Swedish Riksbankens Jubileumsfond, for her work on diversity in the cultural industries.
Previously, Amanda headed Greater London Enterprise’s office in Brussels, working on European regional and urban affairs and transnational projects on behalf of London’s local authorities. Prior to that, she worked as a research manager for ECOTEC, a UK and European public policy consultancy.
Amanda holds an MSc in Regional and Urban Planning (with Distinction) and a BA (First Class) in European Studies from the London School of Economics.