Flowing Currents and Archives of Conjure with Dr. Solimar Otero
From Amanda Lueck on February 16th, 2021
Dr. Solimar Otero and Amelia Lopez discuss "Archives of Conjure: Stories of the Dead in Afrolatinx Cultures," Dr. Otero's recent publication. The conversation ranges from Dr. Otero's experiences exploring the archives in her ethnographic practice to the reciprocal ethnography that are a fundamental part of the book's creation. Dr. Otero describes how she intertwines ethnographic practice with literature, ethnomusicology, and folklore in order to understand the impact that ancestors, women, and LGBTQ+ communities have on Afrolatinx religious practices.