(AMMR Grantee)


Linda Cimardi obtained her MA and PhD in Ethnomusicology from the University of Bologna (2008, 2013). She has been Postdoctoral Fellow at the Martin-Luther University in Halle-Wittenberg (2021), A. von Humboldt Research Fellow at the Ethnological Museum (Phonogram Archive) in Berlin (2018-2021), Guest Researcher in Ethnomusicology at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Graz (2017-2018), research associate within the University of Turin Research Unit for the 2010-11 PRIN (Project of Relevant National Interest) in Ethnomusicology and Research Fellow at the Giorgio Cini Foundation in Venice (2013).

Her main areas of interest are African and Southeast European musics, migration and minority musics, gender in music and dance, politics and aesthetics of world music. Cimardi conducted fieldwork as well as archival research in Italy, Uganda, Croatia, Bosnia and Austria. Her monograph on gender and performing arts in Western Uganda is to be published in 2022 by University of Rochester Press.

As an AMMR grantee, Cimardi develops a two-year research project on 'Black Musics in the Yugoslav and Post-Yugoslav Space'. This research explores the dissemination, performance and representation of the repertoires connoted by Blackness in the Yugoslav region, while locating them as entangled in the global history of music circulation and in the connected imaginaries of race and Otherness. The project proposal will be submitted for funding within the European Union's MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowships funding programme.