Katya Wesolowski
Lecturing Fellow* of Cultural Anthroplogy

As an anthropologist and dancer, my teaching and research interests center on Brazil, Latin America and the Africa Diaspora. My work focuses on expressive culture and globalization; bodies and embodiment; the intersections of dance and sport; race, gender and social inequalities; violence and social justice. I am also concerned with the methodological and pedagogical challenges of researching, writing and teaching about ephemeral expressive practices and embodied knowledge such as dance. My current research and publications focus on the many facets of the Afro-Brazilian game/dance/fight of capoeira, which I have also been practicing and teaching for over twenty years. 

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  • Box 90019, Durham, NC 27708-0025
  • Cultural Anthropology, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708

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