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Katerina Chatzikidi

DPhil Candidate, Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology

My doctoral research is part of the joint research project ‘Currents of faith, places of history: religious diasporas, connections, moral circumscriptions and world-making in the Atlantic space’, funded by the Humanities in the European Research Area (HERA) consortium. Within this project, I will be looking at cultural and religious expressions and perceptions of ‘Africanness’ in contemporary Brazil. Drawing on practices, memories, and current understandings of the slave trade, the African presence in Brazil, and trans-Atlantic connections, the research will aim to critically assess explicit and implicit processes of ‘heritagisation’ of Afro-Brazilian culture.