About Isabel Machado

Isabel Machado is Research Associate with the SARChI Chair in South African Art and Visual Culture hosted by the Faculty of Art, Design & Architecture at the University of Johannesburg. Her forthcoming monograph, "Carnival in Alabama: Marked Bodies and Invented Traditions in Mobile" (under contract with the University Press of Mississippi) investigates how historically marginalized groups of people used Mardi Gras to negotiate their space and place in that US Southern city. For the ongoing oral history project, Queens of the Global South, she is interviewing performers who defy gender normativity in different parts of the globe. She also serves as reviews editor for the Oral History Journal.

Isabel Machado is Research Associate with the SARChI Chair in South African Art and Visual Culture hosted by the Faculty of Art, Design & Architecture at the University of Johannesburg.

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