Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs
Brazil Initiative

Esther Viola Kurtz

PhD Student, Ethnomusicology

Esther Kurtz is a PhD student in ethnomusicology, researching capoeira Angola in Bahia, Brazil. She explores embodied knowledge, and relationships between music/movement practices and social/political justice, and her interests include improvisation, African diaspora and African American studies, race, gender, dance studies and activist/collaborative research methodologies.