Visiting Professor of Cultural Anthropology
As an anthropologist and dancer, my teaching and research interests center on Brazil, Latin America and the Africa Diaspora. My work focuses on expressive culture and globalization; bodies and embodiment; the intersections of dance and sport; race, gender and social inequalities; violence and social justice. I am also concerned with the methodological and pedagogical challenges of researching, writing and teaching about ephemeral expressive practices and embodied knowledge such as dance. My current research and publications focus on the many facets of the Afro-Brazilian game/dance/fight of capoeira, which I have also been practicing and teaching for over twenty years.
Wesolowski, K. "Professionalizing Capoeira The Politics of Play in Twenty-first-Century Brazil." LATIN AMERICAN PERSPECTIVES 39.2 (March 2012): 82-92. Full Text
Wesolowski, K. "Native and National in Brazil: Indigeneity after Independence." LATIN AMERICAN INDIAN LITERATURES JOURNAL 28.2 (2012): 181-183.
Wesolowski, K. "Review of Stephanie Springgay and Debra Freedman (eds), Curriculum and the Cultural Body." Teachers College Record (December 2007). (Academic Article)
Wesolowski, K. "Review of Daryle Williams, Culture Wars In Brazil: The First Vargas Regime, 1930-1945." Luso-Brazilian Review. 39 (2002). (Review)
Wesolowski, K. "Review of Robert M. Levine, The History of Brazil." Luso-Brazilian Review - Special Issue, 500 Years of Brazil: Global and Cultural Perspectives 38 (2001). (Review)
Wesolowski, K. HARD PLAY: CAPOEIRA AND THE POLITICS OF INEQUALITY IN RIO DE JANEIRO. (PhD Thesis) Open Access Copy