Academic Positions

  • Present 2013

    Assistant Professor

    Rutgers University, Mason Gross School of the Arts, Music Department

  • Spring 2012

    Adjunct Lecturer

    University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music

  • 2013 2010

    Adjunct Instructor

    University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies

  • 2010 2006

    Graduate Teaching Assistant

    University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies

  • 2006 2002

    Graduate Teaching Assistant

    University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, School of Music

  • 2001 1999

    Visiting Lecturer

    Universidad Javeriana (Bogotá, Colombia), College of Arts and College of Media and Communication

Education

  • Ph.D. 2013

    Ph.D. in Musicology/Ethnomusicology

    University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign

  • M.M.2004

    Master of Music in Music Theory

    University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign

  • B.M.2002

    Bachelor of Music, Music History

    Universidad Javeriana (Bogotá, Colombia)

Honors, Awards and Grants

  • Fall 2016
    Research Council Grant Award, Rutgers University
    Grant to support research on soccer chants as participatory music making in Argentine stadiums during Fall 2016.
  • Fall 2016
    Small Grant Fund. Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS), School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University
    Grant to support research on soccer chants as participatory music making in Argentine stadiums during Fall 2016.
  • 2016
    Nominated to Rutgers Career Mentor of the Year, University Career Services, Rutgers University
    Nomination by graduate students.
  • Summer 2012
    Faculty Travel Award, Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, University of Illinois
    Provided funding to cover travel expenses to Venezuela to participate in the XVII Latin-American Music Festival of Caracas and IV Congress of Musical Composition.
  • Summer 2011
    Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) Internal Research Grantt, University of Victoria
    Provided funding for research on the improvisatory practices of musicians in Buenos Aires during the 1960s with co-principal investigator Dr. Jonathan Goldman, Assistant Professor of Musicology at the School of Music of the University of Victoria
  • Spring 2011
    Travel Award, Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, University of Illinois
    Provided funding to cover travel expenses to Argentina for dissertation work. Complements an invitation by the Secretaria de Cultura de la Nación of Argentina to participate as musicologist in the international festival, La Música en el Di Tella, el nacimiento de la modernidad, a gathering of composers and scholars to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Centro Latinoamericano de Altos Estudios Musicales.
  • 2008–2009
    Fellow for the Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities
    Program established in 1997 to promote interdisciplinary study in the humanities, arts, and social sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, granting fellowships to University of Illinois faculty and graduate students, who work together in a year-long symposia on thematic topics. IPRH
  • April 2008
    Campus Wide Instructional Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, University of Illinois
    Award nomination made by college of Liberal Arts and Sciences among top ranking teaching assistants.
  • February 2008
    Instructional Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, University of Illinois
    Award nomination made by students and supported by mandatory, anonymous end-of-semester evaluations through the Instructor and Course Evaluation System
  • Fall 2007
    University of Illinois' Graduate College Dissertation Travel Grant
    Provided support, on a competitive basis, to subsidize travel to New York and Basel (Switzerland) for doctoral dissertation research.
  • Summer 2007
    Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship
    Six-week travel to Salvador, Brazil for intensive language study and course in Afro-Brazilian culture.
  • Summer 2005
    Tinker Field Research Grant for Graduate Student Pre-Dissertation Research in Latin America and Iberia
    Four-week travel to Argentina and Uruguay to conduct pre-dissertation research on the Latin-American Center for Advanced Musical Studies of the Torcuato Di Tella Institute.