Clare Parfitt is an interdisciplinary dance scholar working between popular dance studies, memory studies and Atlantic studies. At the University of Chichester she has been a Reader in Popular Dance and she is currently a PhD Supervisor. From 2014-2016, she was Principal Investigator on an AHRC Leadership Fellowship project titled ‘Dancing with Memory’, and is also a member of the AHRC Peer Review College. Clare is Chair of PoP Moves, an international network for popular dance research, and her dance practice engages with local salsa, street dance and Caribbean dance communities. She is currently collaborating with Dr Celena Monteiro on a project titled ‘Mapping Atlantic (Im)mobilities: Caribbean dance communities in London and their diasporic connections’, funded by Kingston University. She is the editor of Cultural Memory and Popular Dance: Dancing to remember, dancing to forget (Palgrave, 2021), and is completing a monograph provisionally titled The Kinetics of Memory: Popular dance between France and the Atlantic World (OUP).