Andre Novoa completed a PhD in cultural geography at Royal Holloway, University of London, supervised by Tim Cresswell. Formerly trained both as a historian and a cultural anthropologist, his PhD thesis examined the topic of mobility and cultural production. His interests revolve around issues of mobility, cosmopolitanism, and the production of identities; his work is focused on developing ‘mobile ethnography’ as a key methodology in academia. He has conducted ethnographic fieldwork with politicians, musicians and lorry drivers, accompanying them in their travels and participating in their patterns of mobility.
Andre’s work is focused on the production of proximity and distance, investigating how mobility can signify being closer to someone, somewhere, or something, just as it can mean being farther apart, more distant, and more encapsulated. His work in Europe can serve as a comparative ground for the Canadian context.
Novoa, Andre (2014). Europeans on the move: Mobilities and identities of truck drivers, musicians and MEPs. Doctoral Thesis, Department of Geography, Royal Holloway University of London.
Novoa, A (2010) “A carrinha dos musicos em tournee: um lugar em movimento sem mobilidade”. in J A Simoes & R M Carmo, A produção das mobilidades. Lisbon: ICS
Novoa, A (2011) Musicos em movimento. Lisbon: ICS
Novoa, A. (2012) “Musicians on the Move: Mobilities and Identities of a Band on the Road.” Mobilities. Vol. 7, Iss. 3, 2012. pp 349-368.