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MemberAlejandro L. Madrid

…na Makes Me Happy’ del Colectivo Nortec.” Brújula. Revista Interdisciplinaria Sobre Estudios Latinoamericanos, Vol. 5. No. 1 (2006): 177-185.
“Imagining Modernity, Revising Tradition. Nor-tec Music in Tijuana and Other Borders.” Popular Music and Society, Vol. 28, No. 5 (2005): 595-618.
“Navigating Ideologies in ‘In-Between’ Cultures. Signifying Practices in Nor-tec Music.” Latin American Music Review, Vol. 24, No. 2 (2003): 270-286.
“Transculturación, performatividad e identidad en la Sinfonía No. 1 de Julián Carrillo.” Resonancias, No. 12 (2003): 61-86.
“Prácticas de significación e identidad. Los estudios culturales y la musicología.” Fragmentos de cultura, Vol. XII, No. 5 (2002): 905-910.
“Modernismo, futurismo y kenosis: las canciones de…

Alejandro L. Madrid is author or editor of books and edited volumes about the intersection of modernity, tradition, globalization, and ethnic identity in popular and art music, dance, and expressive culture of Mexico, the US-Mexico border, and the circum-Caribbean. Working at the intersection of musicology, ethnomusicology, and performance studies, Madrid’s work interrogates neoliberalism, globalization, and postmodernism while exploring questions of transnationalism, diaspora, and migration; homophobia and constructions of masculinity; embodied culture; and historiography, narrative, biography theory, and alternative ways of knowledge production in music and sound practices from the long twentieth century. In 2017, he was awarded the Dent Medal for “outstanding contributions to musicology” by the Royal Musical Association and the International Musicological Society. He is the only Ibero-American to have received this award since its inception in 1961. He is also the recipient of top prizes from the Latin American Studies Association, the American Musicological Society, the ASCAP Foundation Deems Taylor/Virgil Thomson Awards, the International Association for the Study of Popular Music-US Branch, and Casa de las Américas, among others, as well as fellowships and grants from the American Council of Learned Societies, the Ford Foundation, and the Fulbright Program. Madrid is currently professor of musicology and ethnomusicology at Cornell University’s Department of Music. He is the editor of the series Currents in Iberian and Latin American Music for Oxford University Press, and is regularly invited as guest professor at universities in Argentina, Chile, Cuba, Mexico, and Uruguay. Most recently, he served as music advisor to acclaimed director Peter Greenaway, whose latest film, Eisenstein in Guanajuato, is set in 1930s Mexico.

MemberDavid Garcia

…erto Rican Studies 21/2 (2009); Elizabeth Coonrod Martínez in The Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education 19/8 (2009); Íñigo Sánchez Fuarros in Revista Transcultural de Música/Transcultural Music Review 13 (2009); David-Emil Wickerström in Popular Music 27/1 (2008); Geoffrey Baker in Music & Letters 89/2 (2008); Phil Samponaro in The Journal of American Culture 30/2 (2007); Susan Thomas in Latin American Music Review 28/2 (2007); and Gema Guevara Latino Studies 5/3 (2007).
Book Chapters

2018   “‘A Strange Sound, between Crying and Chanting’: The Malagueña and Audile Techniques of American Imperialism at the End of the Nineteenth Century.” In Spaniards, Natives, Africans, and Roma: Transatlantic Malagueñas and Zapateados in Music, Song, and Dance, edited by K. Meira G…

David Garcia (Professor) earned his Ph.D. in ethnomusicology from The City University of New York, The Graduate Center. Published in Journal of the Society for American Music, The Musical Quarterly, MUSICultures, and other academic journals, his research focuses on the music of the Americas with an emphasis on black music and Latin music of the United States. He teaches undergraduate courses in music of Latin America and world music, and graduate seminars in ethnomusicology, historiography, and popular music. He is also director of UNC’s Charanga Carolina, which specializes in Cuban danzón and salsa music. The Society for Ethnomusicology awarded his book, Listening for Africa: Freedom, Modernity, and the Logic of Black Music’s African Origins (Duke University Press, 2017) the 2018 Bruno Nettl Prize for Outstanding Publication in the History of Ethnomusicology. The Society for Ethnomusicology and the British Forum for Ethnomusicology also recognized the book with an Honorable Mention for the Alan P. Merriam Prize for Outstanding Book in Ethnomusicology and Commendation, respectively. The Association for Recorded Sound Collections awarded his first book, Arsenio Rodríguez and the Transnational Flows of Latin Popular Music (Temple University Press, 2006), a Certificate of Merit in the category Best Research in Folk, Ethnic, or World Music. He is currently editing an anthology of Latin music, dance, and theater in the United States, 1783–1900. He has done research throughout the United States, Cuba, Puerto Rico, and Curaçao. David Garcia is a recipient of a National Endowment for the Humanities fellowship (2014-2015). He has presented his research at conferences organized by the Society for Ethnomusicology, Cuban Research Institute, Casa de las Américas, and Latin American Studies Association. He was named Visiting Scholar at the Cristobal Díaz Ayala Collection of Cuban and Latin American Popular Music by the Cuban Research Institute, Florida International University.

MemberMaria Lujan Figueredo

Dr. Figueredo is Associate Professor at the Department of Languages, Literatures and Linguistics at York University, where she teaches courses in Spanish and Spanish American literature. Her research focuses on the relationship of literature and music in Latin America, music as a subtext in women’s writing, and contemporary innovations in Spanish American literature. Professor Maria Figueredo was awarded the 2016 President’s University-wide Teaching Award.

MemberK.E. Goldschmitt


“Shaping the Stream: The techniques and troubles of algorithmic recommendation,” The Cambridge Companion to Music and Digital Culture, eds. N. Cook, D. Trippett, and M. Ingalls (co-authored with Nick Seaver). (expected October 2019)

English Translation of Rodrigo Cantos Savelli Gomes and Maria Ignez Cruz Mello, “Gender Relations and Brazilian Popular Music: A Study of Female Bands,” A Latin American Music Reader: A View from the South, edited by Javier León and Helena Simonett, University of Illinois Press (2016).

“Eumir Deodato,” “Astrud Gilberto,” “Bebel Gilberto,” “Samba,” “Carmen Miranda,” “Milton Nascimento,” “Charo,” “Menudo,” “Macarena,” and “Hybridity” in The New Grove Dictionary of American Music, 2nd edition, edited by Char…

Ethno/musicologist specializing in Luso-Brazilian music and the Global Media Industries. I teach courses on popular music, jazz, film music, and world music. Prior to Wellesley College, I worked for University of Cambridge, Ringling College of Art and Design, New College of Florida, and Colby College. Pronouns: they/their/them

MemberPablo Suárez

Master of Arts (Guanajuato University, 2018). Bachelor in Arts and Cultural Heritage (Havana University, 2016). Performer Diploma in Flute and Chamber Music (National School of Music, 2008). He was Specialist in Analysis of Cultural Activity in the Cabinet of Esteban Salas Musical Heritage at Havana, Cuba; Professor of Flute at the National School of Music of Cuba; Professor of Flute of the Amadeo Roldan Provincial Music Conservatory of Havana; and flutist in various ensembles, instrumental chamber ensembles and Cuban symphonic orchestras. His publications have appeared in refereed journals and collective books of Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Spain and Mexico; countries where he has been a speaker at congresses, symposiums and international workshops. His research has been conducted under the tutelage of Dr. Miriam Escudero Suástegui, Dr. Luis Barreiro Pouza and Dr. Hugo Barreiro Lastra. Currently, he is pursuing a PhD Program in History and Languajes of Music (2018-2021) at the Guanajuato University. He is a part-time Professor (2018-) in the Department of Music and Performing Arts of the same Mexican university, and participates in the organization of the Student Musical Research Day (2017-) of the university department referenced. His fields of work are Latin American Musicology, Popular Musicology, Audiovisual Musicology and Artistic-Musical Practices.