- Folklore and Ethnomusicology, Gender Studies
- IU Bloomington
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Solimar Otero is a professor of Folklore and Ethnomusicology at Indiana University. Her research interests include gender, sexuality, Afro-Caribbean spirituality, and Yoruba traditional religion in folklore, literature, and ethnography.
She is the author of Afro-Cuban Diasporas in the Atlantic World, (2010, 2013). She is also the co-editor of Yemoja: Gender, Sexuality, and Creativity in Latina/o and Afro-Atlantic Diasporas (2013), which was selected as a finalist for the 2014 Albert J. Raboteau book prize. Dr. Otero is the recipient of a Ruth Landes Memorial Research Fund grant (2013); a fellowship at the Harvard Divinity School’s Women’s Studies in Religion Program, (2009 to 2010); and a Fulbright award (2001). She is currently working on a book, Afrolatin@ Religious Performance: Affect and Ritual in Cuba. This project investigates how vernacular performances and narratives in Afro-Cuban religions create a layered Cuban transnationalism. Her work has also appeared in The Journal of American Folklore, Western Folklore, Africa Today, The Black Scholar, Atlantic Studies, Phoebe, and The American Journal of Psychoanalysis.