Biographies of the Keynote Speakers
Carol A. Hess is a professor of musicology at Michigan State University, where she is also on the Core Faculty of the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies. Her books include Manuel de Falla and Modernism in Spain, 1898-1936 (University of Chicago Press, 2001) and Sacred Passions: The Life and Music of Manuel de Falla (Oxford University Press, 2005). Among the honors she has received for her scholarship are the ASCAP-Deems Taylor Award, the Robert M. Stevenson Award for Outstanding Scholarship in Iberian Music, and the Society for American Music’s Lowens Article Award. She has twice been a Fulbright Lecturer (Spain 1998; Argentina 2005). Her forthcoming book, Representing the Good Neighbor: Music, Difference, and the Pan American Dream, will be published by Oxford University Press. In spring she will begin her work as a New York Public Library fellow for her project, “Historiographer of the Airwaves: Gilbert Chase and Latin American Music at the Height of the Good Neighbor Period.”
Alejandro L. Madrid is associate professor and director of graduate studies in the Latin American and Latino studies program at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is the author of Nor-Tec Rifa! Electronic Dance Music from Tijuana to the World and Sounds of the Modern Nation. Music, Culture and Ideas in Post-Revolutionary Mexico; he is also editor of Transnational Encounters. Music and Performance at the U.S.-Mexico Border, and co-editor of Postnational Musical Identities. Cultural Production, Distribution and Consumption in a Globalized Scenario. A recipient of the Woody Guthrie Book Award from the International Association for the Study of Popular Music-U.S. Branch (2010), the Casa de las Américas Award for Latin American Musicology (2005), the Samuel Claro Valdés Award for Latin American Musicology (2002), and the A-R Editions Award of the American Musicological Society, Midwest Chapter (2001-2002), Madrid serves on the advisory boards of the Latin American Music Review, Dancecult: Journal of Electronic Dance Music Culture, and Trans. Revista Transcultural de Música, the editorial advisory board for the music collection of Editorial Doble J, and the international advisory board of the Tepoztlán Institute for the Transnational History of the Americas. He is also senior editor of Latin American and Latina/o entries for the new edition of the Grove Dictionary of American Music.
Robin Moore is Professor of Ethnomusicology at the University of Texas at Austin. His principal research interests include music and nationalism, music and race relations, and popular music and socialist art aesthetics. His publications include Nationalizing Blackness (University of Pittsburgh Press, 1997), Music and Revolution (University of California Press, 2006), Music of the Hispanic Caribbean (Oxford Press, 2010), and articles on Cuban music in Latin American Music Review, Cuban Studies, Ethnomusicology, Encuentro de la cultura cubana, and other journals and book anthologies. He is currently editor of the Latin American Music Review.