Kali Argyriadis

Kali Argyriadis is Researcher at the IRD, anthropologist, and coordinator of the Transnational religions of Southern regions: between ethnicization and universalization programme (

Research themes

Study of networks / santeros / Cuban-Mexican and more specifically the modalities for relocalization of Cuban religious practices and their musical and choreographic repertoires in the State of Veracruz (Mexico), on the basis of three themes:

 1. Study of the relationship between models of primitive networks that shape ritual families in Cuban Santerà­a and of transnational networks whose context and operation remain to be specified

 2. Analysis of the process of aestheticization / intellectualization of part of the Afro-Cuban repertoire as a major factor in the deterritorialization / reterritorialization of Cuban religious practices in general (research conducted in the context of the programme)

 3. Analysis of the circulation of artefacts, names and images linked to these practices in the markets of Vera Cruz, and new forms of complementarity between Afro-Cuban religious practices and local practices shaped by such circulation

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