Abigail Carissa Lindo is a PhD candidate in ethnomusicology at the University of Florida in Gainesville, FL. She is a Jamaican-born, African American vocalist and researcher and former primary and secondary music educator. Her work has been presented nationally and internationally, with academic interests including African American sonic expression and identity, Jamaican popular music and gender dynamics, the politics of community music-making, and Portuguese popular music consumption and festival culture in the Azores – which is the topic of her dissertation. She is a classically trained mezzo-soprano who enjoys writing songs in her downtime.


US Student Program – Fulbright Open Study/Research Award, with the support of the Azores Regional Government

Education: Master’s of Music, University of Florida (2017)

Field of Study: Music Studies

Project Title: “The Sounds of Açorean Autonomous Identity: A Cultural and Sonic Ethnography of São Miguel”

Host Institution, Location: Universidade dos Açores

Grant Duration, Starting Date (month): 8 months, starting in October 2022