My work broaches sound as a site where people position the body as a text to be read and re-cognized. The threading of the reader/listener in the fabric of the text articulates spaces for social collusion, where marginalized individuals contest politics of exclusion.




Ph.D., The University of Texas at Austin


Editor. Decentering the Nation: Music, Mexicanidad, and Globalization (Lanham: Lexington Books, 2020).

Playing in the Cathedral. Music, Race, and Status in New Spain. (New York: Oxford University Press, 2016).


Blog Posts

  • Hello world! (MLA Session on Academic Freedom 2024, 2023-03-28)


The Sound of the Word: Race, Writing, and Transgression in New Spain (in preparation).



Modern Language Association

American Musicological Society

Society for Ethnomusicology

Jesus A. Ramos-Kittrell

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