Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

Daniel Sharp

Assistant Professor - Music

Contact Info
dsharp@tulane.edu

Degrees

  • B.A., Grinnell College, Music, 1995
  • M.A., University of Texas at Austin, Latin American Studies, 2001
  • Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin, Ethnomusicology, 2006

Academic Experience

  • Assistant Professor, Tulane University, 2008-
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, The College of William and Mary, 2007-2008
  • Visiting Instructor/Assistant Professor, Bowdoin College, 2006-2007
  • Assistant Instructor, The University of Texas at Austin, 2005
  • Visiting Scholar and Instructor, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, 2004

Research & Teaching Specializations: Ethnomusicology, Brazil

Related Experience

  • Ethnographic Field Research, Brazil, 1999-

Distinctions

  • Latin American Graduate Organization (LAGO) Outstanding Faculty Member Service Award for excellence in teaching and for promoting selflessly the interests and careers of Latin American Studies graduate students, 2011
  • Outstanding Paper Prize by the Association of Graduate Ethnomusicology and Musicology Students at the University of Texas for “Imperialist Nostalgia and Cultural Nationalism in Buena Vista Social Club,” 2002

Languages: Portuguese; Spanish

Selected Publications

  • In Production. Between Nostalgia and Apocalypse: Popular Music and the Staging of Brazil. Middletown, CT: Wesleyan University Press Music/Culture Series.
  • Forthcoming. “Locating Brazilian Music in the Chicago Post-Rock Scene.” In Bossa Nova in the United States. Jason Stanyek and Frederick Moehn, eds. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • 2011. “Of Mud Huts and Modernity: The Performance of Civic Progress in Arcoverde’s São João Festival.” In Brazilian Popular Music and Citizenship. Chris Dunn and Idelber Avelar, eds. Durham: Duke University Press
  • 2011. “Performing the Migrant, Performing Home: Televised Nostalgia in Northeast Brazil.” Latin American Music Review 32 (2).
  • 2010. “‘This is really the desert! The tough, brutal desert!’: Dreams of a Mud House Tourist Destination.” Anthropology News.
  • 2008. “Review of Choro: a social history of a Brazilian popular music, by Tamara Elena Livingston- Isenhour and Thomas George Caracas Garcia.” Latin American Music Review. 29 (1): 96-99.
  • 2003. “pexbaA: Tracing Experimentalism in Brazilian Popular Music.” Text, Practice, Performance. Austin: Journal of the Americo Paredes Center for Cultural Studies at the University of Texas. 5: 55-68.
  • 2001. “Olha que coisa mais linda (Look, what a beautiful thing): The Exotic Spectacle in Covers of The Girl From Ipanema.” Text, Practice, Performance. Austin: Journal of the Americo Paredes Center for Cultural Studies at the University of Texas. 3: 3-17.
  • 2000. “Tosca: Tango in Texas.” Text, Practice, Performance. Austin: Journal of the Americo Paredes Center for Cultural Studies at the University of Texas. 2: 53-67.

Recently-Taught Latin American-Related Courses: Latin American Music: The Caribbean; Latin American Music: Brazil; World Musics; Latin American Popular Music; Music of Brazil; Music of the African Diaspora in Latin America; Worlds of Music

Number of Dissertations or Theses Supervised in the Past 5 Years: 10
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