Sinibaldo De Rosa

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College: College of Humanities

My Ph.D. is co-supervised by the University of Exeter (Drama) and Cardiff University (Ethnomusicology) in the frame of the AHRC South West and Wales Doctoral Training Partnership. 

In 2017, I obtained a PhD Scholarship from the Orient Institut Istanbul, where I am currently based. In the past, I obtained a Diploma in Movement Notation: Laban from the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et Danse de Paris (CNSMDP) (2015), a Research Master’s in Area Studies: Asia and the Middle East (specialization: Turkish) from Leiden University (2013) and a Bachelor’s degree in Cultural Anthropology from the University of Bologna (2007). I also studied Sociology at Marmara University (2006) and Social Anthropology at the Middle East Technical University (2010-2011) thanks to two Erasmus scholarships.

As a cultural anthropologist, I am especially interested in experimental performances and pedagogies, body movement writing systems, kinaesthetic traditions and techniques, collaborative research in dance and ritual, with a geographical focus on the Mediterranean and the Middle East.