Mariano Martín Zamorano


Mariano M. Zamorano holds a PhD in Culture and Heritage Management from the University of Barcelona (UB / 2015). His thesis, titled “The dispute over external representation in contemporary cultural policies: the case of the cultural paradiplomacy of Catalonia”, was developed under the co-direction of Dr. Arturo Rodríguez Morató and Dr. Salvador Giner de San Julián, and got aCum laude with an International Mention. He is also a Master in Cultural Management (UB), in its research branch. He holds a Bachelor and a Professor´s degree on Visual Arts from the National University of Cuyo, Argentina and he also studied a Bachelor´s Degree in Art History at the same University. Zamorano is specialized in the fields of cultural policies and cultural diplomacy. Through out his career he has obtained four individual research grants and has participated in various research projects funded by the National University of Cuyo, the Spanish Agency for International Cooperation for Development (AECID), the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) and the European Commission. In 2010 he obtained a scholarship/contract for Training Research Personnel (APIF-UB), which facilitated the completion of his PhD, and in 2012 he made a Visiting Scholar stay at the Department of Arts Administration, Ohio State University. From these institutional spaces he has participated in different academic activities such as teaching, extension activities –including the organization of the International Conference on Cultural Policy Research (ICCPR 2012)-, and research tasks, such as the project The System of Cultural Policy in Spain or the European Cultural Base project. Social Platform on Cultural Heritage and European Identities. Zamorano is part of the Department of Sociological Theory at the University of Barcelona and since 2010 is a member of the Center for Studies in Culture, Politics and Society (CECUPS), at the same institution. He is currently Associate Professor of Comparative International Models of Cultural Policy in the Master of Cultural Management at UB.


Mariano Martín Zamorano. 2017. Governança de la política cultural, actorssubestatals i nacionalisme: un anàlisiscomparatiu a partir del cas espanyol. Debats. Revista de Cultura, poder y sociedad. . V. 131 (1) forthcoming.
Mariano Martín Zamorano. 2017. Introducción: Postpolítica y vigencia del nacionalismo en el Estado español. Debats. Revista de Cultura, poder y sociedad. . V. 131 (1) forthcoming.


Mariano Martín Zamorano. 2016. La transformación de las políticas culturales en Argentina durante la primera década kirchnerista: entre la hegemonía y la diversidad. Aposta. Revista de Ciencias Sociales. V. 70 . 53 - 83.
Mariano Martín Zamorano. Rius Ulldemolins, J. . 2016. ¿La diplomacia cultural, una política de Estado? Articulación y descoordinación intergubernamental en la acción cultural exterior del Estado español. REAF. 24. 115 - 154.
Mariano Martín Zamorano. Rius Ulldemolins, J. . 2016. La política cultural exterior en el Estado español: de la diplomacia cultural al branding de la marca país. Treinta años de políticas culturales en España. Participación cultural, gobernanza territorial e industrias culturales. Valencia . Universidad de Valencia. 393-421.
Mariano Martín Zamorano. 2016. Reframing Cultural Diplomacy: The Instrumentalization of Culture under the Soft Power Theory. Culture Unbound. V. 8 . 166 - 186.
Mariano Martín Zamorano. 2016. Comunidad imaginada y gobernanza en la acción cultural exterior de Cataluña: entre la participación social y el corporativismo. Debats. Revista de Cultura, poder y sociedad. . V. 130 (1). 49 - 63.


Mariano Martín Zamorano. Rodríguez Morató, Arturo. 2015. The cultural paradiplomacy of Barcelona since the 1980s: Understanding transformations in local cultural paradiplomacy. International Journal of Cultural Policy. V. 21-nº5. 554-576.
Mariano Martín Zamorano. Rius Ulldemolins, Joaquim . 2015. Federalism, cultural policies and identity pluralism: Cooperation and conflict in the Spanish quasi-federal system. . Publius: The Journal of Federalism. V. 45 -nº2. 167-188.
Mariano Martín Zamorano. Rius Ulldemolins, Joaquim. 2015. Spain's nation branding project Marca España and its cultural policy: the economic and political instrumentalization of a homogeneous and simplified cultural image. International Journal of Cultural Policy. V. 21-nº1. 20-40.


Mariano Martín Zamorano. 2014. ¿Hacia un modelo sudamericano de política cultural? Singularidades y convergencias en Uruguay, Paraguay y Chile en el siglo XXI. European Review of Latin American and Caribbean Studies. 96. 5-35.
Mariano Martín Zamorano. Rius Ulldemolins, Joaquim. 2014. ¿Es España un Estado casi-federal en política cultural? Articulación y conflicto entre la política cultural del Estado central y la del gobierno de Cataluña. Revista d’Estudis Autonomics i Federals. nº19. 274-309.


Mariano Martín Zamorano. 2012. La evolución de las políticas culturales del Paraguay: hegemonías y transformaciones. Cuadernos de Observación en Gestión y Políticas Culturales. nº1. 8-23.


Mariano Martín Zamorano. 2009. ¿Genio o Ingenio? Historia del arte conceptual en Mendoza. Giróscopo. Revista del audiovisual y otros lenguajes. 215-233.