Carolina Dalla Chiesa (1987) is a PhD candidate and Lecturer at the Department of Arts and Culture (EUR) with a project on Crowdfunding for Cultural and Creative Industries. Her focus is to investigate patterns of projects and online platforms in crowdfunding schemes from the point of view of Cultural Economics and Economic Sociology.
\- Crowdfunding for the Cultural Sectors
\- Online research methods / Digital Humanities
\- Ethnography and Social studies of markets
\- Cultural Organizations
Carolina was awarded with two prizes in Organization Studies conferences in Brazil (2013 and 2014 - ENANPAd) and participated in many research projects on practices of cultural organizations. She was assistant professor at UFRGS (Porto Alegre - Brazil) with experience in teaching Sociology of Organizations.
She holds an MSc in Cultural Anthropology *cum laude* (2017) and an MSc in Organization Studies (2014), both conducted in Brazil (UFRGS). She was also project manager and research assistant at the Creative Economy Observatory (OBEC), a project in partnership with the Ministry of Culture in Brazil (from 2014 to 2017) where she studied the local music industry.
She had also volunteered at the Digital Culture Group (Porto Alegre, Brazil, from 2012 to 2016) where workshops and courses about piracy, coding, and hacker-activism were offered openly to the local community. Together with this group, in 2014, she was awarded a research grant from the Local Bureau for Culture (Secretaria da Cultura do RS) to investigate informal artistic practices outside metropolitan areas in the south of Brazil.