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Visiting Scholars



Carlos Sandroni, Ph.D.
Brazilian Fulbright Scholar

Carlos Sandroni is an Associate Professor in the Department of Music at the Federal University of Pernambuco, Recife, Brazil. He studied guitar and sociology in Rio de Janeiro (his native town) and ethnomusicology in Paris. His main research topics are the history of samba, the history of Brazilian popular music, and traditional music from Brazilian Northeast as intangible heritage. He published two books: Mário contra Macunaíma – cultura e política em Mário de Andrade (1988), on the work of the Brazilian musicologist and writer Mário de Andrade (1893-1945), and Feitiço decente – transformações do samba no Rio de Janeiro, 1917-1933 (2001), on the history of samba in the early XXth century. He co-edited, with Márcia Sant'Anna, Samba de roda no recôncavo baiano (2007), and with Sandro Salles, Patrimônio cultural em debate (2014). Sandroni's work has appeared in Virtual Brazilian Anthropology, Cahiers de Musiques Traditionnelles, Ethnologie Française and elsewhere. He was the president of the Brazilian Ethnomusicology Society between 2002 and 2004.

Rochambeau LAINY, Ph.D.
Haitian Researcher and member of laboratory LANGSE
Open Society Foundations, Scholarship

Rochambeau LAINY is an Associate Professor at the State University of Haiti, where he teaches semantics, psycholinguistics, pedagogy, linguistics and literature. His main research topics are the semantics, cognition, and pathology of language acquisition. He studied Creole and French literature at the State University of Haiti and linguistics and pedagogy at the University of Rouen in France (2002-2010), where he wrote his thesis, Temps et aspect dans la structure de l'énonciation rapportée: comparaison entre le français et le créole haïtien (2010). In 2015, he wrote a novel in Haitian Creole entitled Absans-Prezans Koyali (2015), and his most recently published article is titled, "Des actions pour renforcer l'accès des locuteurs du créole haïtien aux progrès intellectuels, techniques et scientifiques (2013). He is elected member of the Academy of Haitian Creole since 2014 and is currently working on the project: "Analogy in the process to form the words and the mainning in the Creoles of the Caribbean; a comparison between the Creole of Haiti, Guadeloupe, Martinique and Guyane."