PPP Fridays@2: A Conversation with Dr. Jacqueline Avila


Join PPP's Fridays@2 speaker series for a conversation with musicologist Dr. Jacqueline Avila.

The Performance as Public Practice Fridays@2 speaker series facilitates discussions about the creation and study of performance. PPP welcomes artists from within and beyond the Winship Drama Building, including current students, distinguished alumni and arts leaders from across the country, to share their research and methodology. Up next is a conversation with musicologist Dr. Jacqueline Avila, whose recent work focuses on Latinx film and streaming media and musical cultures on the US-Mexico border.


Jacqueline Avila is a musicologist who specializes in film music studies, sound studies and the intersections of identity, tradition and modernity in the musical cultures and new media of Mexico, Latin America and the Latinx community in the United States. Her book, Cinesonidos: Film Music and National Identity in Mexico’s Época de Oro was published in 2019 by Oxford University Press, Music and Media Series. Dr. Avila’s current projects focus on transnationalism, nostalgia and cultural identity in Latinx film and streaming media and the musical cultures on the US-Mexico border.

Her work has been supported and funded by the UC MEXUS Dissertation Research Grant
(2008–2010), the American Musicological Society’s Howard Mayer Brown Fellowship (2009), the UC MEXUS Postdoctoral Fellowship (2014–2015), the University of New Mexico’s Robert E. Greenleaf Visiting Library Scholar Award (2016) and the University of Tennessee’s Humanities Center, Office of Research & Engagement and the College of Arts & Science SARIF-EPPE Subvention (2019).

Dr. Avila has presented her research and served on roundtables at several international and
national conferences and institutions, including the Centro de Estudios de Cultura y Comunicación at the Universidad Veracruzana, the Cineteca Nacional in Mexico City, the Hong Kong International Film Festival, UCLA, UCR, the University of Colorado, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), the University of Alabama and the University of Georgia. Her articles can be found in the Journal of Film Music, Latin American Music Review, American Music, Opera Quarterly, the Journal of Music History Pedagogy, Balajú: Revista de Cultura y Comunicación, the Yearbook for Traditional Music, The Worlds of Music, The Grove Dictionary of American Music, the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Latin American History and the edited volumes Clásicos del cine mexicano (Editorial Vervuert Verlag) and Cinema Between Latin America and Los Angeles: Origins to 1960 (Rutgers University Press).


March 3 at 2:00 p.m.
WIN 2.112

A virtual option for attending this session is available via Zoom.


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