Katya Wesolowski
Lecturing Fellow of Cultural Anthropology

 As an anthropologist and dancer, I am interested in the interrelationship between bodies, cultural practices, politics and ethnographic writing.  My research explores expressive culture of the African Diaspora with a focus on Brazil and Angola. My monograph, Playing Capoeira: a memoir in motion (forthcoming, University Press of Florida) is an auto-ethnography of my thirty-year involvement as a practitioner and researcher of Afro-Brazilian capoeira.  I have published in the Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Anthropology and Latin American Perspectives and have forthcoming chapters in Capoeira and Globalization: Interdisciplinary Studies of an Afro-Brazilian Art Form (UPF), the Oxford Handbook of Black Dance Studies and the Oxford Handbook of Dance and Memory.  


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

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