Rosamaria Kostic Cisneros

Dr (Summa Cum Laude), Dr

    Accepting PhD Students

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    Digital, Dance, Choreography, Marginalised communities, Vulnerable groups, BAME, Global Majority, Cultural Heritage, Site Practice, Freelance artists, Ethics, Intersectionality, Feminism, Flamenco, Roma, GRT, Lifelong Learning

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    Research Interests

    Dance; Flamenco; Dance History; Roma Community; Cultural Heritage; Digital Technologies; Participatory Research, Sociology, Intersectionality, Gender, Human Rights, Migration


    Rosamaria is a dancer and choreographer, Dance Historian and Critic, Roma Scholar, Sociologist, Flamenco Historian and Peace Activist who graduated from UW-Madison and went on to complete her Master’s in Dance History and Criticism from UNM-Albuquerque (USA). Her PhD is in Sociology with a focus on Roma women, intersectionality, dialogic feminism and communicative methodologies. Rosamaria is a professional dancer, choreographer, curator and qualified teacher, who has lived and danced in various parts of the world and collaborated with many Flamenco greats and other leaders in the Dance field. She has taught throughout Europe and the US at places like UW-Madison, UIUC, Boston Conservatory, Brown University and at various other places in Germany, Spain and Turkey. She is a dance writer who makes regular contributions to Bachtrack Magazine and Flamenco News having also danced with Protein Dance Company in the UK. Rosamaria is involved in various EU funded projects which aim to make education accessible to vulnerable groups and ethnic minorities and sits on various Boards: Roma Coventry Project (UK), Drom Kotar Mestipen Roma Women's Association (Spain) and the Early Dance Circle (UK). At the moment she is a Research fellow at Coventry University’s Centre for Dance Research based in the UK. She is also an independent artist, dancer, curator and teacher who has organised various festivals and exhibitions. Her dance films have screened in the UK, US, Colombia, Mexico, Greece, Cyprus and Germany and her latest documentary won best documentary from the UK in 2016. She has started her own production company, RosaSenCis Film Production Co., which worked on the Society for Dance Research Oral History Project. The company aims to create dance films and documentaries that capture stories and reflect embodied traditions that might otherwise be lost. She has also managed major EU-Funded projects and local City of Culture Partnership projects. Rosamaria collaborates closely with the University of Barcelona’s Centre for Research on Theories and Practices for Overcoming Inequalities (CREA). She sits on academic Journals as an editorial assistant and those include the Journal for Embodied Practices and International Journal of Romani Studies.


    Vision Statement


    I am inspired by interdisciplinary work and collaborative projects and modes of working. The combination of the practical and the theoretical underpins all of my research interests and I am guided by bringing people together. Working with vulnerable groups and using the arts and education to engage communities and participate in projects that lead to a more inclusive society, is what I am hoping to achieve with my academic research. Feminism, intersectionality, cultural heritage and digital technologies is also a key part of my current practice.

    Education/Academic qualification

    Sociology , Doctorate, Universitat de Barcelona

    Award Date: 1 May 2020

    MA, University of New Mexico

    1 Aug 20061 Aug 2009

    Award Date: 1 Aug 2009

    Degree, University of Wisconsin- Madison

    5 Sep 200021 May 2006

    Award Date: 21 May 2006

    External positions

    Consultant, Catalan Government- Advisory Board for Roma People


    Board/Trusee, Roma Project Coventry (Coventry)


    Board/Trustee, Early Dance Circle Charity


    Board/Trustee, Roma Women's Association- Drom Kotar Mestipen



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