Lesley N. Braun

Lesley N. Braun is a Montreal video artist and PhD candidate at University of Montréal in Anthropology. Her research focuses on the ways in which dance, in its embodied and symbolic forms, participates in the constitution of an urban experience. Most recently, she explored the dance of popular female concert dancers in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo where she lived for a year. Braun is recipient of the Joseph-Armand Bombardier Award, granted by the Canadian Humanities and Social Science Research Council.