I am PhD student, currently preparing a PhD research project on music and cultural politics in Northeastern Brazil. I am especially interested in the relation of music, culture and nature, and the re-/imagining of local identities through music in rural Bahia.
I completed my Bachelor’s degree in Social and Cultural Anthropology at the Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg in 2016. From the start, I was interested in the anthropology of religions, while my personal passion has always been music. After I enrolled in a master’s program in Mainz, I began to bring these interests together, and pursued ethnographic research on carnival music by Pentecostal communities in Salvador da Bahia, Brazil. I am currently a fellow of the Gutenberg Graduate School of the Humanities and Social Science at the Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz, but I also teach anthropology classes at the ifeas on a regular basis.