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Sarah Town is a musician, dancer, capoeirista, teacher, scholar, and mom. Her interdisciplinary music/ dance research focuses on the histories, aesthetics, and circulation of Cuban popular dance culture. Her published work appears in Americas: A Hemispheric Music Journal, Ethnomusicology, and Studies in Spanish and Latin American Cinemas, and her lecture on gender in Cuban social dance cultures is available on YouTube. Alongside her scholarship, Sarah practices, teaches, and performs Cuban popular music and social dance, and Brazilian capoeira. She currently serves as a Lecturing Fellow in the Thompson Writing Program at Duke University, where she teaches courses on undergraduate research and writing that focus on popular music and dance and improvisational practices in Afro-diasporic and Latinx cultures.
“Timbeando en Nueva York: Cuban Dance Culture in Havana and New York City.” Musicology Now, Dissertation Digest series (web log), July 14, 2017.
“Timbeando en Nueva York: Cuban Timba Takes Root Abroad.” Ethnomusicology 63:1 (Winter 2019): p.105-36.
“Cuba Dances: Popular Dance in the Construction of the Revolutionary State.” Studies in Spanish and Latin American Cinema. 14:2 (2017): p.171-91.