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Diaz-Carrera, Cristina

Curator, Smithsonian Folklife Festivals

Geographic Focus

education and training

  • M.A. in Latin American and Caribbean Studies, New York University , Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies 2011

Public Biography

  • Cristina Díaz-Carrera  is a curator at the Center for  Folklife and Cultural Heritage specializing in Iberian and Latin American programs for the Smithsonian Folklife Festival. She joined the Center in 2007 working first as a curatorial assistant, and then as a curator on several Folklife Festival programs, including  México (2010), Colombia: The Nature of Culture (2011),  Perú: Pachamama (2015), and Catalonia: Creativity and Tradition from the Mediterranean(2018). She holds a BA in ethnomusicology from Barnard College, Columbia University, and an MA in Caribbean/Latin American studies from New York University. She enjoys working in video and audio production, and works on several digital and community engagement projects  around Brazilian practitioners in DC and Afro-Pacific music from the shared coastline of Colombia and Ecuador.