Livia Jiménez Sedano

She is a postdoctoral fellow and integrated researcher at INET-MD. She is currently working on her postdoctoral project “Dancing ethnicities in a transnational social world”. She gained her PhD by UNED in 2011 and obtained the Extraordinary Award of Doctorate. She has taught social and cultural anthropology at UNED (Madrid) since 2009 until 2013. She holds an M.A. in Migrations, an M.A. in Berber studies, and an M.A. in Professional Expertise in Islamic religion and culture. Between 2002 and 2007, she did fieldwork in two different multi-ethnic settings in Spain. She has worked on several research projects in Spain about issues related to ethnicity, children, gender, immigration and social exclusion. In 2007 she coordinated the applied anthropology research team “Observatorio de ZNTS” in the context of the European project Equal Atenea. Since 2012, she has done fieldwork in dancing contexts in Madrid and Lisbon including African discos, dance schools, dancing associations and public celebrations. Recent publications include the monograph “Etnicidad: un juego de niños” (2018) and the following scientific papers: “Ritual Roles of “African night” DJs in Lisbon” (2018), “Recuperative Dances: Reconnecting through Kizomba in a Crisis Context” (2018), “Dancing with Children in the Field: on the relevance of embodied knowledge and its paradoxical consequences” (2018) and “Reguettón típico de Marruecos: formas de afirmación política de las niñas a través del baile” (2016).