Nil Barutel is a PhD candidate in the Political and Social Sciences department at Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF), under the supervision of Dr. Javier Arregui and Dr. Nicolás Barbieri (UIC). As part of his industrial PhD scholarship, he works as a policy-maker and 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 and social cohesion, analysing different policy approaches from various European cities. 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 Johns Hopkins University).
He previously worked as a research assistant at JHU-UPF Policy Centre and as a manager and consultant for Generalitat de Catalunya, Liceu Opera House or Jaume Bofill Foundation. 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).