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Associate Professor and Program Director
Kimberly DaCosta-Holton, an Associate Professor and Program Director of Portuguese and Lusophone World Studies at Rutgers Newark, is a graduate faculty member of the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at Rutgers New Brunswick. She is the author of Performing Folklore: Ranchos Folclóricos from Lisbon to Newark (Indiana 2005) and co-editor with Andrea Klimt of Community, Culture and the Makings of Identity: Portuguese-Americans
Along the Eastern Seaboard (University of Massachusetts, Portuguese in the Americas Series). Her published research on urban festivity, fado vocality, folklore performance, and Portuguese emigration has appeared in scholarly journals such as the Journal of American Folklore, Text and Performance Quarterly, Luso-Brazilian Review, Portuguese Studies Review and in several edited volumes. Dr. Holton’s new research examines performative modes of conflict and collaboration within the Portuguese and Brazilian immigrant communities in Newark. She has a companion project underway which explores New Jersey’s population of Luso-Africans and the triangular migration between Lusophone Africa, Portugal and the United States set in motion after the revolution of 1974.
PhD, Performance Studies, Northwestern University
MA, Performance Studies, Northwestern University
BA, Performance Studies, Northwestern University
Portuguese Literature from Medieval period to the present
20th century Brazilian Literature, Performance and Culture in Portugal and Brazil
Anthropology of Portugal and Brazil