Matthias Lewy: Member-at-Large 2022-2025

Matthias LewyMatthias Lewy

Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts / Universidade de Brasilia

Member-At-Large of the SALSA Board 2022-2025

Matthias Lewy is a Senior Researcher at the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts (LUASA) and a Professor Colaborador at the Departamento de Música (Programa de Pós-Graduação em Música/PPGMus) of the Universidade de Brasília (UNB). He received his PhD in Cultural Anthropology at the Institute for Latin American Studies (ILAS) of the Freie Universität Berlin (FUB) and spent more than five years as a postdoctoral fellow at UNB. He is also collaborating on research with the University of Pará (UFPA). His ethnographic fieldwork has geographically focused on the Gran Sabana of Venezuela for more than 15 years. He developed sound installations for ethnographic museums in Europe (e.g. the Humboldt Lab/Forum in Berlin and the Musée d’ethnographie de Genève in Switzerland). His work centers around collaborative research with Indigenous people in the circum-Roraima region. It has resulted in restitutions of historical sound recordings and collaborations on archival and curatorial projects concerning Indigenous sound ontologies in ethnographic museums. His theoretical focus is on Indigenous music and arts, auditory anthropology, and Indigenous inclusion in museum and academic contexts in Europe (i.e., Switzerland, Germany, France).

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