Robin Moore and University of Illinois Colleague Receive Collaborative Research Fellowship
Posted: February 7, 2011
Robin Moore, Professor in UT's Butler School of Music, and Alejandro Madrid, Associate Professor of Latin American and Latino Studies at the University of Illinois, Chicago, have been awarded a Collaborative Research Fellowship from the American Council of Learned Societies to complete work on a book project.
The award provides funding for sabbatical leave during the 2011–2012 academic year as well as travel funds for research trips to Mexico, Cuba, and New Orleans. The two plan to complete a study of the danzón, a nineteenth-century dance music genre that became popular throughout Latin America and beyond and influenced the development of early jazz.
Moore, who specializes in ethnomusicology, has received fellowships from the Rockefeller Foundation, the MacArthur Foundation, and the National Humanities Center. Among his many publications are Nationalizing Blackness: Afrocubanismo and Artistic Revolution in Havana, 1920–1940, Music and Revolution Cultural Change in Socialist Cuba, and Music of the Hispanic Caribbean. Madrid is a cultural theorist and music scholar whose research focuses on the intersection of modernity, tradition, globalization, and ethnic identity in popular and art music, dance, and expressive culture from Mexico, the U.S.-Mexico border, and the circum-Caribbean. His publications include Sounds of the Modern Nation: Music, Culture and Ideas in Post-Revolutionary Mexico; Nor-tec Rifa! Electronic Dance Music from Tijuana to the World; and Los sonidos de la nación moderna. Música, cultura e ideas en el México post-revolucionario, 1920-1930, among others.