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Marissa J. Moorman <email@example.com>
I am particularly interested in the relationship between popular cultural practices and politics. My own research looks at music and nation in late colonial Angola.
|List Affiliations:||List Editor for H-Luso-Africa
|Interests:||African American History / Studies
Women, Gender, and Sexuality
Assistant Professor of African History, Indiana University
PhD University of Minnesota, May 2004
Dissertation title: "'Feel Angolan With the Music': a Social History of Music and Nation, Luanda, Angola, 1945-75." Defended May, 2004.
“ ‘Feel Angolan with the Music’: a Social History of Music and nation in Late Colonial Angola,” is under contract with Ohio University Press. Publication expected in 2007.
Co-editor, with Kathleen Sheldon, UCLA, of Lusotopie special dossier on gender, November 2005.
“Dueling Bands and Good Girls: Gender and Music in Luanda’s musseques, 1961-74.” International Journal of African Historical Studies, 37:2 (2004):255-88.
“Putting on a pano and Dancing Like Our Grandparents: Dress and Nation in Late Colonial Luanda,” in Fashioning Africa: Power and the Politics of Dress. Jean Allman, ed., (Bloomington: Indiana University Press) 2004: 84-103.
“Of Westerns, Women and War: Resituating Angolan Cinema and the Nation.” Research in African Literature 32: 3 (fall 2001): 103-22.