My work broaches sound as a site where people position the body as a text to be re-read and re-cognized. The threading of the reader/listener in the phenomenological fabric of the text articulates spaces for social collusion, in which marginalized individuals contest politics of exclusion.




Ph.D., The University of Texas at Austin


Editor. Decentering the Nation: Music, Mexicanidad, and Globalization (Lanham: Lexington Books, 2020).

Playing in the Cathedral. Music, Race, and Status in New Spain. (New York: Oxford University Press, 2016).


Blog Posts


    A Dangerous Echo: Sound, Literacy, and Transgression in New Spain (in progress).

    The Exhaustion of Culture. Media, Nostalgia, and the Postnational State (in preparation).


    Modern Language Association

    American Musicological Society

    Society for Ethnomusicology

    Jesus A. Ramos-Kittrell

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