I am the research administrator of Modern Moves, and I also administer two other ERC funded projects at the Department of English, KCL. Originally from Estonia, I have a PhD in Linguistics, and have studied at the University of Tartu in Estonia, the School of Oriental and African Studies in London and Universität Leipzig in Germany. I have led several publicly and EU funded projects at Tallinn University and the Estonian Integration Foundation, which dealt with researching and enhancing the quality of minority students’ language education. As a linguist, I have also published studies on Estonian syntax and language education. I enjoy being part of Modern Moves, not least because I have had a taste of African linguistics and because working in Ghana as a volunteer I developed a great interest in African cultures and languages.
Our fifth Moving Group was dedicated to an exploration of tango music and dance, and it involved a double bill. First, we heard Dr Kendra Stepputat, ethnomusicologist from the University…