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Grants and Fellowships

Humanities Center External Faculty Fellow, University of Rochester, 2019–2020
One-year writing fellowship

Research Council Grant Award, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, 2019–2020
Grant to support research on soccer chants as participatory music making in Argentine stadiums during Spring 2020

Open and Affordable Textbooks Award, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, 2019–2020
Grant to support the writing of “Latin America and the Decolonization of Classical Music” part of the Open Access Musicology project, edited by Daniel Barolsky and Louis Epstein (Lever Press and the University of Michigan Press)

Rutgers Global Travel Grant, Rutgers Global–Programs, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Summer 2018
Grant to support research on soccer chants as participatory music making in Argentine stadiums

American Musicological Society Popular Music Study Group Junior Faculty Symposium, Summer 2016
Provided funding to travel to Case Western Reserve University and participate in mentoring retreat, Cleveland, OH

Research Council Grant Award, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Fall 2016
Grant to support research on soccer chants as participatory music making in Argentine stadiums during Fall 2016

Global Urbanism Biennial Theme Special Event Grant, Centers for Global Advancement and International Affairs, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Fall 2015
Grant to support symposium Experimental Music in Practice. Received $2,500 and raised over $15,000 total for the event

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) Internal Research Grant (IRG) from the University of Victoria, Summer 2011
Provided funding for research on the improvisatory practices of musicians in Buenos Aires during the 1960s with co-principal investigator Dr. Jonathan Goldman, Assistant Professor of Musicology at the School of Music of the University of Victoria

Fellow for the Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities, 2008–2009
Program established in 1997 to promote interdisciplinary study in the humanities, arts, and social sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, granting fellowships to University of Illinois faculty and graduate students who work together in a year-long symposia on thematic topics. http://www.iprh.uiuc.edu/

University of Illinois’ Graduate College Dissertation Travel Grant, Fall 2007
Provided support, on a competitive basis, to subsidize travel to New York and Basel, Switzerland for doctoral dissertation research

Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship, Summer 2007
Six-week travel to Salvador, Brazil for intensive language study and course in Afro-Brazilian culture

Tinker Field Research Grant for Graduate Student Pre-Dissertation Research in Latin America and Iberia, Summer 2005
Four-week travel to Argentina and Uruguay to conduct pre-dissertation research on the Latin-American Center for Advanced Musical Studies of the Torcuato Di Tella Institute

Teaching Awards

Nominated to the Rutgers Career Mentor of the Year, University Career Services, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, 2016

Campus-Wide Instructional Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, April 2008
Award nomination made by college of Liberal Arts and Sciences among top ranking teaching assistants
https://provost.illinois.edu/awards/campus-awards-programs/campus-awards-for-excellence-in-instruction/previous-recipients-of-campus-awards-for-excellence-in-instruction/

Instructional Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, February 2008
Award nomination made by students and supported by mandatory, anonymous end-of-semester evaluations through the Instructor and Course Evaluation System
http://www.las.illinois.edu/faculty/awards/grad/

University of Illinois List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by their Students, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2002–2012
Received award fourteen consecutive terms. Award is based on student evaluations. Ranked among the top ten percent of teachers rated at the university on twelve occasions

Instructional Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, Honorable Mention, College of Fine and Applied Arts, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2004
Award nomination made by students and supported by statement of teaching philosophies