Contributed by Samuel Martínez
The contributory volume, Decentering the Nation: Music, Mexicanidad, and Globalization, edited by Music Assistant Professor in Residence and El Instituto Affiliate faculty member, Jesús Ramos-Kittrell, was published by Rowman & Littlefield in December 2019. El Instituto is proudly included among the UConn units whose co-sponsorship made it possible for Dr Ramos to convene the distinguished panel of musicologists and ethnomusicologists who contributed chapters to this book. Chela Sandoval wrote a foreword to the book, and Mexican studies luminaries, Claudio Lomnitz and Roger Bartra, wrote book jacket endorsements. Leading ethnomusicologist Alejandro de la Madrid wrote the book’s concluding chapter. Queer, indigenous, Afro-descendant, borderlands, and diasporic artistic genealogies, political projects and embodied perspectives are included among the varied organizing principles of the books’ ten chapters. We congratulate Dr Ramos on this achievement.