Katerina Chatzikidi is a Doctoral Candidate at the School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography, University of Oxford. Her doctorate research is part of the project ‘Currents of faith, places of history: religious diasporas, connections, moral circumscriptions and world-making in the Atlantic space’. Within this project, I will be looking at cultural and religious expressions of ‘Africanness’ in contemporary Brazil. Drawing on practices, memories, and current understandings of the slave trade, the African presence in Brazil, and trans-Atlantic connections, the research will aim at critically assessing explicit and implicit processes of ‘heritagisation’ of Afro-Brazilian culture.
Keywords: Afro-Brazilians, Black Atlantic, Memory, Heritage, Quilombos
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