Associate professor at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, where he holds a joint appointment in the College and the School of the Arts. He has been visiting professor at the University of Texas, Brown University, Tulane University, and the Universities of Georgia and Oregon. He has a PhD. in Music History from the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor of Arts in Classic Guitar from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.
His research focuses on popular music in Latin America and its diaspora, with special emphasis on gender perspectives and sexuality and in the uses of music in social movements. At present he is head researcher of the ANID-Fondecyt Regular project “Gender Performance in the Music of Víctor Jara” (2022-2025) and head researcher for Núcleo Milenio Center for Musical and Sound Cultures (2023-2026).