Latin American, Latino and Caribbean Dance Studies Working Group
Chair: Lester Tomé

The working group is a forum for the exchange of ideas among scholars and artists teaching or researching Latin American, Latino and Caribbean dance. The group aims to promote and assess the development of this area of study, addressing the following questions:

  • What are the projects on which members are currently working?
  • What is the current stage of teaching and scholarship in the field of Latin American, Latino and Caribbean dance?
  • What are emerging topics, methodologies, theories and interdisciplinary approaches shaping this area of study?
  • What are the dance practices, dancers, countries, geographical areas and time periods that are receiving more or less attention from scholars?

The group also seeks to create opportunities for networking, collaboration and professional support. Members share information about resources for teaching or conducting research within this subfield of dance studies (news, job openings, sources of funding, residencies, calls for papers and conference panels, professional networks, libraries, archives, databases, periodicals, textbooks, websites, etc).

The promotion of links with scholars and artists from Latin America and the Caribbean is another goal of the group. Likewise, the group reaches to individuals and organizations working in areas that overlap with Latin American, Latino and Caribbean Dance, such as dance studies at large, musicology, anthropology, African diaspora studies, and gender and sexuality studies.

SDHS publications

Studies in Dance History SDHS’s monograph series, published by University of Wisconsin Press, answers a growing demand for works that provide fresh analytical perspectives on dancing, dancers, and dances in a global context. Read more...

[cover of 2015 Conversations] Issued yearly in early spring generally, Conversations Across the Field of Dance Studies reflects the dynamic and diverse membership of SDHS. We seek to bring you themes and debates current in the field of dance studies and the profession, alongside news from the international community of scholars in dance and related disciplines. Read more...

  • 2017 Special Topics Conference
    Dancing East Asia: Critical Choreographies and Their Corporeal Politics
    April 7-8, 2017
    University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan USA
    This conference is free and open to the public. No registration required.
    Click here for more information
  • 2017 CORD + SDHS Joint Conference
    Transmissions and Traces: Rendering Dance
    October 19-22, 2017
    The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio USA
    Click here for the Call for Proposals

SDHS announces this year’s award recipients. Awards will be presented at the SDHS/CORD conference.

Dance Chronicle announces Founding Editors’ Awards, honoring Barbara Palfy in 2015. Sponsored by Dance Chronicle and Routledge/Taylor & Francis

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