Presentations/talks

INVITED TALKS

“Regionalism in Contemporary Cuban Society and Music,” Fairhaven College, Western Washington UniversityJanuary 2017

“Regionalism and the Intersections of Race and Place in Cuba,” Center for Latin American Studies, UC Berkeley, October 2015

“Afro-Cuban Music from Santería to Son,” Alexandrian Society Spring Symposium, Virginia Commonwealth University, April 2015

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

“Soy Cubano y Soy de Oriente: Musical Manifestations of Eastern Cuban Identity,” Latin American Studies Association, May 2016

“Rethinking the Racialization of Oriente,” Cuban Research Institute Tenth Conference on Cuban and Cuban-American Studies, Florida International University, February 2016

“Afro-diasporic Interstitial Space: A Preliminary Exploration of the Blurred Boundaries between Sacred and Secular in Afro-Cuban Music,” Society for Ethnomusicology Annual Meeting, November 2014                               

“Conciencia de Caribeñidad: Eastern Cuban Folklore and the Caribbean Connection,” Society for Ethnomusicology Annual Meeting, November 2012

“Inciting the Vacunao: Shifting Gender Roles in Contemporary Cuban Rumba Dance,” Society for Ethnomusicology Annual Meeting, November 2011

“Rumba Performance and the Politics of Place in the Era of Cultural Tourism,” International Cuba Symposium, Bildner Center for Western Hemisphere Studies, CUNY Graduate Center, March 2011

“Cross-genre Hybridizations in Rumba and Cuban Popular Music and Racialized Discourses of Musical Influence,” Society for Ethnomusicology Annual Meeting, November 2010

“Aquí Entre las Flores: The Challenges and Opportunities for Rumba Musicians in Post-Soviet Cuba,” Latin American Studies Association, October 2010

“Localizing Hybridity: Rumba Innovations and the Politics of Place,” Society for Ethnomusicology Annual Meeting, November 2009

“‘La Habana No Aguanta Más’: Regionalism in Contemporary Cuban Society and Popular Music,” International Association for the Study of Popular Music, U.S. branch, May 2009

“Rumberos, Repertoire and a Turn towards the Folkloric Espectáculo,” Society for Ethnomusicology Annual Meeting, October 2008

“Rethinking ‘the Cradle of Afro-Cuban Culture,’” Society for Ethnomusicology Annual Meeting, October 2007