Educator, Multimodal ethnographer & artist, curator, and dance facilitator.
I am interested in diverse intellectual and expressive adventures, with a recurrent theme on the connections between music, dance, and "spiritual" connections, broadly defined.
Multimodal PhD Project
in spiritual dance
Contemporary secular spiritual practices of conscious dance integrate music in the pursuit of connection. How do students of Ecstatic Dance conceive, operationalize and deal with this mediating relationship?
Fabric and Fiber Art Piece
Fluvial Beings (In progress)
Co-authored with John Zoeller. This is a woven fabric piece about the contingent and emergent socio-technical fabric of life in South Florida. To be exhibited at the "Threading the city" exhibit in Miami, Florida in 2022.
Cultivating a Multispecies Sensibility
Co-curated along Christian Alonso an anthropological exhibit called Multispecies Imaginaries, as part of my participation in the ON MEDIATION course 2020-2021.Co-authored with Adrianna Szojda and Francisco Rocha an illustrated manual for entangled and concerned living with human and non-human others.
Video & Dance Performance
Spiritual Sensorial Mediations
A collaboration with dancer Eva Trapeznicova. An exploration in the anthropology of the body and corporal mediation in spirituality.
Music DJing and faciliating
I Collaborate with yoga and other embodied spirituality practices to co-facilitate, through music, different events relating to self-development and personal growth.
Punjam em portugal
Co-authored with Kat Puchowska. A portraiture series and sound recordings of interviews done with Punjabi farmers living in the small rural town of Odemira, in the south of Portugal, .
Speculative sound ethnography
Co-curated along Yuka Takahashi an online exhibit on speculative methods for anthropological thinking, imagining an alternative reality to Euro-American colonization, hosted at Osaka University, Japan. Co-authored with Anthropologist of Technology Chakad Ojani an experimental multimodal ethnographic recording.
Doing Salat / Sacrilizating Space
Members of the Naqshbandi Haqqani Sufi order often "stamp the earth with the name of God" (Werbner, 1996), meaning they sacralize, through the performance of salat (prayer), otherwise secular spaces. Exhibited at the Shared Sacred Project at the University of Cambridge.
Zikr: 99 Remembrances
A 14-min ethnographic documentary about the zikr, the continuous chanting of the 99 names of God in Sufism.
Ethnographic GIF Art
Dhamaal sonic ecstacy
Rhythms of sounds and bodily movement align in ecstatic moments of Faan'a, the Sufi concept of the elimination of ego in the love of god.
Master-disciple relationship, a link in a chain that connects contemporary Sufis to the Prophet.