Prof. Robin Moore among Winners of Hamilton Book Award
Posted: October 25, 2010
Robin Moore, Professor of Ethnomusicology and longtime LLILAS affiliate, was a runner-up for the Hamilton Book Award, one of the highest honors given to authors at the University of Texas. Moore was honored for his book Music in the Hispanic Caribbean (Oxford University Press, 2009).
The Hamilton awards are given by the University Co-operative Society and are named in honor of Robert W. Hamilton, Minerva House Drysdale Regent Chair-Emeritus in Law, who was chair of the Co-op board from 1989–2001. The fourteenth annual awards were announced at an October 20, 2010, ceremony at the Four Seasons Hotel hosted by Prof. Michael H. Granof, chair of the University Co-operative Society, and were presented by UT President William Powers Jr.
Professor Moore, a PhD of UT Austin, focuses his research on music and nationalism, music and race relations, popular music study, and socialist art aesthetics. Since 2005 he has been editor of the Latin American Music Review, published by the University of Texas Press. Among his other books are Music and Revolution: Cultural Change in Socialist Cuba and Nationalizing Blackness: Afrocubanismo and Artistic Revolution in Havana, 1920–1940.
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