Nil Barutel is a PhD candidate at Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Department of Political and Social Sciences), under the supervision of Dr. Javier Arregui and Dr. Nicolás Barbieri (UOC). As part of his industrial PhD scholarship, he works as a cultural manager at ICUB, the Department of Culture of Barcelona City Council. He is also the director of Riborquestra.
His research focuses on the relationship between cultural policies, social cohesion and social capital, analysing the policy approaches of various cultural institutions, such as the Liceu Opera House. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Music (Erasmus Hogeschool Brussel, Belgium) and a Master’s Degree in Public and Social Policy (UPF in collaboration with The Johns Hopkins University).
He previously worked for the Jaume Bofill Foundation, the JHU-UPF Policy Centre, PEN Català (Youth at the centre of cultural production) or the Barcelona Libraries Consortium (Master Plan 2030), among others. He has also given seminars at the Erasmus Mundus Master in Public Policy (IBEI) and at the Master’s Programme in Social and Public Policy (UPF-JHU).