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Jamie Davidson
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Merging ethnography and performance, Jamie’s research regards mediumship and danced spirit possession in Afro-Brazilian religions. Her creative practice also involves experimental and performative modes of writing about/with/as embodied practices. She is the author of “Alternative Texts,” winner of the Society for Humanistic Anthropology’s 2020 Ethnographic Poetry Prize (third place) and published in Anthropology and Humanism, Vol. 46, Issue 2, Dec 2021. Other recent publications include her collection “New Variants” in Anthropology and Humanism and “On Synecdoche” in Current Anthropology Vol. 63, Issue 1, February 2022. Her collection of images and experimental writing, “Generating Intensities,” was awarded the 2021 SHA President’s Award for Graduate Writing (first prize). Jamie currently teaches Afro-Brazilian Dance and Culture at UC Davis.

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