Spencer Espinosa

Director – Principal Researcher

With undergraduate degrees in Sociology (1997) and Music (2001) from Universidad Católica de Santiago de Chile, he received his PhD in Music History and Sciences at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid in a joint program with Universidad Nova of Lisbon.

His areas of research include aspects of space, popular culture, and traditional music. He has published articles and dossiers and edited the following books: A tres bandas. Mestizaje, sincretismo e hibridación en el espacio sonoro iberoamericano (con A. Recasens, Akal, 2010), Made in América Latina: Studies in Popular Music (con J. Mendívil, Routledge, 2016) y Comunicación y Cultura Popular en América Latina. Nuevas perspectivas en tiempos de crisis (con Ch. Sáez y A. Vera, Ediciones U. Mayor, 2022).

In addition, he has published the monograph Historia, tradición y performance de la cueca urbana en Santiago de Chile (1990-2010), Premio Fidel Sepúlveda-DIBAM (2017, re-edited in 2021). He has taught as a professor at la Universidad de Chile, Universidad Católica, UNAM, Universidad Iberoamericana and Universidad de Guanajuato, and as visiting professor at universities in Brazil, Mexico and the United States.

As a performing musician, he has been a member of various choruses, Latin American folk music groups and album recording projects, playing the Venezuelan cuatro and other Latin American string instruments. Currently, he is Director at the Center for Arts and Humanities Research [Centro de Investigación en Artes y Humanidades – CIAH) at Universidad Mayor and Director of Núcleo Milenio CMUS, financed by ANID (2023-2025).





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