Assistant Professor of Music History
The work of Professor Ramos-Kittrell in musicology and cultural theory focuses on the intersection of religious thought and secular rationalism as a basic tension that shaped the historical character of early modernity. Specifically, he is concerned with how sacred music in New Spain served as a mattress for the molding of social meanings and perceptions in relationship with the political and economic landscape of the early modern period. Moreover, his work in popular music studies explores how the lengauge of mobilities has provided much of the theoretical grammar for an understanding of globalization, as explained in migration phenomena and transnational constructions of identity in music. Previously, Professor Ramos-Kittrell served as joint faculty of Musicology and Latin American studies at Tulane University and as a Visiting Scholar at the Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies of The University of Texas. Some of his academic interests include Latin American colonial studies, music and early modern religious culture, issues of representation and identity in Latin American expressive culture, transnational cultural formations, and cultural citizenship.
EducationPh.D., The University of Texas at Austin, 2006
Colonial Latin America; music and early modern religious culture; globalization and transnational cultural formations