Meeting on April 27, 2023—Dr. Alexandra Vazquez

April 27th, 2023
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We are pleased to welcome Dr. Alexandra T. Vazquez, whose research and teaching interests focus on music, popular performance, Caribbean aesthetics and criticism, U.S. Latina and Latin American Studies, race and ethnicity, and feminist theory and biography.

Alexandra T. Vazquez is Associate Professor of Performance Studies at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.  She is the author of The Florida Room (Duke University Press) chosen by Pitchfork as one of the best music books of 2022.  Her previous book, Listening in Detail: Performances of Cuban Music (Duke University Press 2013), won the American Studies Association’s Lora Romero Book Prize in 2014. Her work has been featured in scholarly journals as well as public venues including small axe, American Quarterly, Social Text, and the Journal of Popular Music Studies; and in the edited volumes Nonstop Metropolis: A New York City Atlas, Blackstar Rising and the Purple Reign, Keywords for Latina/o StudiesReggaeton, and Pop When the World Falls Apart. You can also find her writing on the great Celia Cruz in NPR’s “Turning the Tables” series.  Vazquez is a proud graduate of the New World School of the Arts high school in Miami, Florida.