Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs

Voicing Cuba's Transnational Turn

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

6:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.

Orwig Music Building, Room 109

Free and open to the public

Join the Music Department for "Voicing Cuba's Transnational Turn", an Ethnomusicology colloquium featuring guest speaker Susan Thomas, Associate Professor of Musicology & Women's Studies at the University of Georgia!

Susan Thomas is Associate Professor of Musicology and Women’s Studies at the University of Georgia.   A researcher of Cuban and Latin American music, her interests include musical manifestations of and reactions to transnationalism, migration, and diaspora; and embodiment and performativity. Her book,Cuban Zarzuela: Performing Race and Gender on Havana's Lyric Stage (University of Illinois Press, 2009), was awarded the Robert M. Stevenson Prize from the American Musicological Society and the Pauline Alderman Book Award from the International Association of Women in Music.  She has been the recipient of a number of grants and fellowship including year-long residencies in the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies at Harvard University and the Stone Center for Latin American Studies at Tulane University.  She is currently completing her second book, The Musical Mangrove: The Transnationalization of Cuban Alternative Music, for Oxford University Press.

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