Sophie Coquelin has a Bachelor degree in Ethnomusicology at Paris-X-Nanterre University (France, 2004) and a Master degree in “Ethnologie des Arts Vivants”
at Nice Sofia-Antipolis University (France, 2013). She investigates the revitalization processes of folk music and dance in Portugal. In 2017, she has begun a phD on Human Kinetics with Dance speciality at the Faculty of Human Motricity thanks to a phD grant from the University of Lisbon. She intends to deepen her research on Anthropology and Art, by working on multimodality in dance.
Between 2014 and 2017, she had a research grant coordinated by Prof. Daniel Tércio in the INET-md, at the Faculty of Human Kinetics – University of Lisbon. She was working in Terpsicore, a database project of dance and performing arts in Portugal.
In the interface between university and civil society, her professional experience took place at PédeXumbo Association, as a cultural producer, and at Institut Occitan d´Aquitaine, as the assistant of the ethnomusicologist Jean-Jacques Casterêt. She has participated in ethnographic recordings in Alentejo, Algarve and Azores; and in web platforms, which promote music archives (databases "Ibn Battuta" from La Maison des Cultures du Monde and "Sondaqui" from Institut Occitan d´Aquitaine). She was a consultant for the film "Sinfonia Imaterial" by Tiago Pereira (edited by INATEL Foundation), and for the performance "Fica no Singelo" by the Dance Company Clara Andermatt.