Voicing Cuba’s Transnational Turn

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 @ 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Location: Orwig Music Building, Room 109

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!

Free & open to the public



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.


To request special services, accommodations or assistance for this event, please contact Madison Maynard [401.863.3234 - [email protected]] as far in advance of the event as possible.