I have a research grant at the University of Oviedo, where I read Musicology and a master in “Music, Communication and Institutions in Spanish Contemporary History”. I also have a degree in teaching, specializing in Asturian language and in Elementary Music Education, also at the University of Oviedo. Concerning the musical performance, I took a degree in Asturian bagpipe at the “Eduardo Martínez Torner” Professional Conservatory, winning the “Extraordinary Degree Award” and I play with a band called Dixebra.

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Ethnomusicology; Sound Studies; Celtic Music in Astrias; Gender/Queer Studies; Traditional Music in Asturias; Heritage Processes in Music

My thesis research focuses on Music and the Spectral Politics of Tradicion in Postfrancoist Asturies. I’m also interested in topics like gender/trans/queer studies; sound studiesdecoloniality; and critical heritage studies.

Lately, I have been researching within these projects: “Celtism and its musical repercussions in Galicia an Northern Portugal” (PTDC/EAT-MMU/114263/2009), leaded by Salwa El-Shawan Castelo-Branco (Instituto de Etnomusicologia – Estudos de Musica e Dança); and “Dance during Civil War and Franquism (1936-1960)”, leaded by Beatriz Martínez del Fresno (University of Oviedo).

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