Marissa Moorman is an Assistant Professor in the Department of History and the African Studies Program at Indiana University. An historian of southern Africa, she is also an affiliate faculty of the Department of Gender Studies. Her research focuses on the intersection between politics and culture in colonial and independent Angola, as presented in her first book, Intonations: a Social History of Music and Nation in Luanda, Angola, 1945-Recent Times (2008). She is currently coordinating an international collaboration, tentatively called “Kuduro in Transatlantic Translation”, that studies the contemporary music and dance genre, kuduro, in Angola and as it has been adapted in Salvador de Bahia (Brazil), Lisbon, Paris, Amsterdam and New York. Professor Moorman attended the 2013 CHR Winter School in Paarl, outside Cape Town.
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