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Cibele Burke

Cibele Burke

Educational Background

MA in Musicology, Indiana University
BM in Piano Performance, Eastern Kentucky University


Originally from São Paulo, Brazil, Cibele M. Burke is a second-year doctoral student in Musicology at Cornell University. She works at the intersection of musicology, ethnomusicology, and performance studies to explore questions of cultural production and consumption in the Americas throughout the twentieth and twentieth-first century. She is broadly interested in the transnational circulation of Afro-diasporic sounds and the position of Afro-Brazilian and Afro-Cuban music within each culture’s social and post-colonial complexities. Her research engages with postcolonial and anticolonial literature, media theory, critical race theory, Marxist aesthetics, and Latinx and Latin American literature to illuminate how practitioners and non-practitioners engage with music in specific historical and political coordinates. Some of her recent projects also analyze aural/visual regimes of representation in mass culture in conjunction with political, identitarian, and racial formation processes.


  • Music