Curriculum Vitae — Luis-Manuel Garcia

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Luis-Manuel Garcia

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Max-Planck Institute for Human Development
Research Group: Felt Communities? Emotions in the Musical Life of Europe

Mailing Address:
Dr. Luis-Manuel GARCIA
Max-Planck-Institut für Bildungsforschung
D-14195 BERLIN (Dahlem)
GERMANY

Send message to theluisgarcia at gmail dot com for phone number

Education
University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
2011     Doctor of Philosophy in Music (Ethnomusicology)
  • Conferral: August 2011
  • Proposal: “ ‘Can You Feel It, Too?’: Intimacy and Affect at Electronic Dance Music Events.”
  • Committee: Travis A. Jackson (supervisor), Steven Rings, Lauren Berlant, Kaley Mason.

University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
2004     Master of Arts in Music (Musicology)
  • Master's Thesis: “The Soft Pink Meaning: A Case Study of Close Reading in Electronic Dance Music.”
2002     Bachelor of Music (Music History & Culture)
Scholarly Publications

2013       Guest Editor. “Doing Nightlife and EDMC Fieldwork,” Special Issue. Dancecult: Journal of Electronic Dance Music Culture 5 (1).
2013   Editor's Introduction: Doing Nightlife and EDMC Fieldwork,” in “Doing Nightlife and EDMC Fieldwork,” Special Issue. Dancecult: Journal of Electronic Dance Music Culture 5 (1):3-17.
2013   “Crowd Solidarity on the Dancefloor in Paris and Berlin” in Musical Performance and the Changing City: Postindustrial Contexts in Europe and the United States, edited by Carsten Wergin and Fabian Holt, 227-255. (London: Routledge).
2012   Intense Encounters: Young Men and Trans-Women in Music Videos, Pop Papers. New York: Feedback Press.
2012   Intense Encounters: Young Men and Trans-Women in Music Videos.” IASPM-US Blog (International Association for the Study of Popular Music, US Chapter) Feb 20–22. 3 parts. Part II; Part III.
2011   Pathological Crowds: Affect and Danger in Responses to the Love Parade Disaster at Duisburg.” Special issue on Germany’s Love Parade, Dancecult: Journal of Electronic Dance Music Culture 2 (1).
2010   In The New Grove Dictionary of American Music, 2nd ed. (Oxford: Oxford University Press):
  • “Benitez, John ‘Jellybean’ ”
  • “Sanchez, Roger”
2005   On and On: Repetition as Process and Pleasure in Electronic Dance Music.” Music Theory Online 11 (4).

Translations

2013       Jan-Michael Kühn. “Making A Living In The Berlin House and Techno Scenes.” DJ-Techtools, May 28. Translation from German by Luis-Manuel Garcia.
2013   Jan-Michael Kühn. “Focused Ethnography as Research Method: A Case Study of Techno Music Producers in Home-Recording Studios,” in “Doing Nightlife and EDMC Fieldwork,” Special Issue. Dancecult: Journal of Electronic Dance Music Culture 5 (1). Translation from German by Luis-Manuel Garcia.
2011   St. John, Graham. “Party, Love and Profit: The Rhythms of the Love Parade (Interview with Wolfgang Sterneck).” Dancecult: Journal of Electronic Dance Music Culture 2 (1). Translation from German by Luis-Manuel Garcia.

Reviews

2011       Rave Culture: The Alteration and Decline of a Philadelphia Music Scene by Tammy L. Anderson (Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2009). The Society for American Music Bulletin XXXVII (3).
2007       Unplayed Melodies: Javanese Gamelan and the Genesis of Music Theory by Marc Perlman (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2004). Music Theory Spectrum 29.2: 247–253.
2003   Music, Body and Desire in Medieval Culture: Hildegard von Bingen to Chaucer by Bruce W. Holsinger (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2001). Discourses in Music 4 (2).
Other Publications

2014       An alternate history of sexuality in club culture.” Resident Advisor, January 28, http://www.residentadvisor.net/.
2013   GEMA and the Threat to German Nightlife.” Resident Advisor, April 24, http://www.residentadvisor.net/.
2012   As The World Turns: Time In Electronic Dance Music.” Little White Earbuds, March 28, http://www.littlewhiteearbuds.com/.
2012   Doing Nightlife Research.” IASPM-US Blog (International Association for the Study of Popular Music, US Chapter) Feb 1–3. 3 parts. Part II; Part III.
2011   Clubbing in Chicago.” Resident Advisor, November 15. http://residentadvisor.net/.
2010       Showdown in Spreepark: Minimoo, Bar 25, and the Story Behind Luna Land (Berlin).” Resident Advisor, November 26. http://residentadvisor.net/.

Invited Presentations

2013       “Feeling Utopian on the Dance Floor: A Very Short History.” Lecture, “Seminar in Musicology,” University College Dublin, Ireland, October 17.
2011   “Doing Fieldwork in Electronic Dance Music and Other Nightlife Music Scenes.” Guest Lecture in Ethnomusicology Seminar, Prof. Kristin McGee, University of Groningen, Groningen, Netherlands, December 9.
2010       “Rave comme mouvement sociale; recherches actuelles sur la musique électronique.” Guest Lecture in Music Sociology Seminar, Prof. Jonathan Roberge, Université de Québec à Montréal, Montréal, Canada, November 21.

Presentations

2013       “ ‘Fairytales need Cash, too’: Utopian Futurities and the Struggle for Urban Space in Berlin.” Paper read at the meeting of the American Anthropological Association (AAA), Chicago, Illinois, November 23.
2013   “Consuming Atmospheres and Social Worlds: ‘Techno-Tourismus’ and Post-Tourist Tourism in Berlin's Electronic Dance Music Scenes.” Paper read at the Touring Consumption conference at Karlshochschule International University, Karlsruhe, Germany, October 26.
2013   “Doing Nightlife and EDM Fieldwork.” Paper read at the Nights2013 conference at the University of Padua, Italy, September 26.
2013   “BerMuDa in Berlin: Techno-Tourism, Music Scenes, and the Scale of Nightlife during the Berlin Music Days.” Paper read at the meeting of the International Association for the Study of Popular Music (IASPM-Intl), Gijón, Spain, June 27.
2013   “Liquidarity: Fluid Solidarities in Nightlife Scenes.” Paper read at the Liquidity ADRI Practice Research Symposium at Middlesex University, London, UK, June 14.
2013   “Embedded Diversity: Discrimination, Door Policies, and the Management of Difference at Berlin Nightclubs.” Paper read at “New Post-Migrant Socialities: Rethinking Urban Leisure Publics in the Context of Diversity and Dominance,” the closing conference of the ERC Project: Migrant Socialities at Goethe Universität, Frankfurt am Main, Germany, January 26.
2012   “Feeling at Home Abroad: The Affective Shape of Expatriate Belonging in the Electronic Dance Music Scenes of Berlin.” Paper read at the meeting of the American Anthropological Association (AAA), San Francisco, California, November 18.
2012   “Consuming Atmospheres and Social Worlds: ‘Techno-Tourismus’ and Post-Tourist Tourism in Berlin's Electronic Dance Music Scenes.” Paper read at the meeting of the Society for Ethnomusicology (SEM), New Orleans, Louisiana, November 3.
2012   “The Other Side of the Turntables: Revisiting Performer-Audience Interaction at Electronic Dance Music Events.” Paper read at the meeting of the British Forum for Ethnomusicology (BFE), Durham, UK, March 31.
2012   “BerMuDa in Berlin: Techno-Tourism, Music Scenes, and the Scale of Nightlife during the Berlin Music Days Weekend.” Paper read at the meeting of the US chapter of the International Association for the Study of Popular Music (IASPM-US), New York, New York, March 24.
2011       “Bouncers and Multiculturalism: Unintegrated Difference and the Political Stakes of Nightlife in Berlin and Paris.” Paper read at the meeting of Benelux chapter of the International Association for the Study of Popular Music (IASPM-BENELUX), Groningen, Netherlands, December 9.
2011   “Bouncers and Multiculturalism: Unintegrated Difference and the Political Stakes of Nightlife in Berlin and Paris.” Paper read at the meeting of the American Anthropological Association (AAA), Montréal, Canada, November 16.
2011   With Gregory C. Mitchell. “Sex on Several Levels: An Affective Mapping of Queer Heterotopias in Rio de Janeiro and Berlin.” Paper read at the meeting of the Cultural Studies Association, Chicago, Illinois, March 26.
2011       With Gregory C. Mitchell. “Sex on Several Levels: An Affective Mapping of Queer Heterotopias in Rio de Janeiro and Berlin.” Paper read at the meeting of the Gender and Sexualities Studies Workshop of the University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, March 15.
2010   “Bouncers and Multiculturalism: The Political Stakes of Nightlife.” Paper to be read at the meeting of the EthNoise! Workshop of the University of Chicago, December 2.
2010   “What Happened to the Sex? Thinking Intimacy and Sexuality in Crowds.” Paper to be read at the meeting of the Gender and Sexualities Studies Workshop of the University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, November 30.
2010   “Liquid Solidarities: Vague Belonging at Electronic Dance Music Events in Paris, Chicago, and Berlin.” Paper read at the meeting of the Society for Ethnomusicology (SEM), Los Angeles, California, November 14. (Awarded the Lise Waxer Student Paper Prize by the Popular Music Section of SEM in 2011.)
2010   “Homo-something: Men Touching Men and Vague Pleasure in Paris Nightclubs.” Paper read at the Meeting of Performance Studies international (PSi), Toronto, Canada, June 9-13.
2010   “Dreams of a Gentle Rebirth: Intense Experience and Coming Undone at EDM events in Paris, Berlin, and Chicago.” Paper read at the Meeting of the US branch of the International Association for the Study of Popular Music (IASPM-US), New Orleans, Louisiana, April 8-11.
2010   “Hardening Something: Music, Affect, and the Sense of the Social.” Paper read at the meeting of the New Media Workshop of the University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, April 2.
2010   “Homo-Something: Men Touching Men and Vague Pleasure in Paris Nightclubs.” Paper read in the Queer Commodity Cultures Seminar at the Meeting of the Cultural Studies Association (CSA), Berkeley, California, March 18-20.
2010   “Smooth Experience, Rough Experience.” Paper read at the joint meeting of the EthNoise!, Theater and Performance Studies, and Gender and Sexualities Workshops of the University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, February 8.
2008   “You, Me and Vocoder Makes Three: Distortion and Digital Intimacy.” Paper read at the Meeting of the US branch of the International Association for the Study of Popular Music (IASPM-US), Iowa City, Iowa, April 24-27.
2007   “Intimacy at the Sonic Surface.” Paper read at the EthNoise! Workshop of the University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, November 15.
2006   “Vazaleen, Affect and Utopia: Sliding Public Spheres into Private Places.” Paper read at the Meeting of the Society for Ethnomusicology (SEM), Honolulu, Hawaii, November 16-19.
2005   “The soft pink meaning(s): multiple readings and the Soft Pink Truth.” Paper read at the Meeting of the International Association for the Study of Popular Music (IASPM-Intl), Rome, Italy, July 25-30.
2004   “On and On: Repetition as Process and Pleasure in Electronic Dance Music.” Paper read at the Joint Meeting of the Society for Music Theory (SMT) and the American Musicological Society (AMS), Seattle, Washington, November 13.
2004   “Dancing with the Wrong Crowd: Identity and Genre Politics among Electronic Dance Musics.” Paper read at the Meeting of the Society for Ethnomusicology (SEM), Tucson, Arizona, November 5.
2003   “Future Music: Discourses of Modernism, Futurism and Intellectualism in Techno.” Paper read at the Music Graduate Students' Association Conference, at University of Toronto, Canada, April 12.
Honors and Awards

2011       Lise Waxer Student Paper Prize (Popular Music Section), Society for Ethnomusicology (Los Angeles, 2010).
2011-2012       Berlin Program for Advanced German and European Studies
Freie Universität, Berlin.
2010-2011       James C. Hormel Dissertation Fellowship in Lesbian and Gay Studies
The Center for Gender Studies, University of Chicago.
2009       Whiting Teaching Fellowship, University of Chicago.
2008–2009   Assistanceship for Alternative Learning Technologies in Paris
University of Chicago, College I.T. and Study Abroad Program.
2008   Wadmond Research Fund, University of Chicago.
2006–2007   Assistanceship for Alternative Learning Technologies in Paris
University of Chicago, College I.T. and Study Abroad Program.
2006   Cathy Heifetz Memorial Award, University of Chicago.
2004–2009   Five-year Century Fellowship, University of Chicago.
2003–2004   Ontario Graduate Scholarship, Ontario Ministry of Training.
2003–2004   Canada Graduate Scholarship, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, Canada.
2003–2004   Gordon Cressey Student Leadership Award, University of Toronto.
2002–2003   Tuition waiver and internal graduate fellowship.

Employment
Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin, Germany
2013     Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Freie Universität, Berlin, Germany
2011–2012     Postdoctoral Research Fellow

University of Chicago, Department of Music, Chicago, Illinois
2009–2010     Lecturer
  • “Nightlives: Music and Nighttime” (MUSI 23910), a self-designed course funded by the Whiting Teaching Fellowship
  • “Music in Western Civilization I” (MUSI 121)

Ecole nationale des chartes, Paris, France
2008–2009     Enseignant de langue (Language Instructor)
  • Taught advanced English to undergraduate and graduate students, with an emphasis on academic speaking and writing

University of Chicago, Department of Music, Chicago, Illinois
2008     Lecturer
  • Co-Lecturer, MA-level “Theories of Gender and Sexuality” (GNDR 314) with Lauren Berlant
  • “Music in Western Civilization I & II” (MUSI 121-2)
  • “Introduction to World Music” (MUSI 102)
2008     Course Assistant
  • Assisted Prof. Travis Jackson with “Introduction to World Music”

University of Toronto, Department of Music, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
2002–2004     Teaching Assistant
Professional Development

2011       SEM-NEH Summer Institute, “Ethnomusicology and Global Culture”, June 20–July 1.
  • Society for Ethnomusicology and National Endowment for the Humanities
  • For the development of classroom pedagogy and projects concerning “global culture.”
Professional Activities and Service

2013       Conference Organizer and Host. “Resonances: Music, Affect, and the City,” at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin, November 7-8, 2013.
2012–Present       Foreign Languages Editor. Dancecult: Journal of Electronic Dance Music Culture.
2012       Session Chair and Organizer. “Emergent Forms of Music Tourism, I: Music Tourism in the Aftermath of Rupture in New Orleans, Berlin, Bali.” Society for Ethnomusicology (SEM), New Orleans, November 3.
2012       Session Organizer. “Emergent Forms of Music Tourism, II: Multimedia, Spectacles and Memorials.” Society for Ethnomusicology (SEM), New Orleans, November 3.
2010–2011   Production Assistant and Reader. Dancecult: Journal of Electronic Dance Music Culture.
2006–2011       Founding Member and Co-Coordinator. Affective Publics Workshop, University of Chicago.
2010–2011   Program Committee. For the 2011 Meeting of the US chapter of the International Association for the Study of Popular Music (IASPM-US), Cincinnati, Ohio.
2010   Session Chair. “Scenes and Communities.” US Branch of the International Association for the Study of Popular Music (IASPM-US), New Orleans, Louisiana, April 10.
2010   Session Chair. “The Aesthetic Edge.” US Branch of the International Association for the Study of Popular Music, New Orleans, Louisiana, April 9.
2007–2009   Student Seat Officer. International Association for the Study of Popular Music (IASPM-US).
2007–2008   President. Graduate Music Society, University of Chicago.
2003–2004   Co-President. Music Graduate Students Association, University of Toronto.
2003–2004   Search Committee. Dean of the Faculty of Music, University of Toronto.
2002–2003   Representative (Music). Graduate Student Union, University of Toronto.
2001-2002   Search Committee. Ethnomusicology, Faculty of Music, University of Toronto.
Performance/Creative Activities

2012–Present       La Mission artists' collective and record label, co-founder, performer, and essayist.
2005–2007   Georgian Vocal Ensemble, founder and director.
2004–2006   Early Music Ensemble, vocalist.
Memberships

American Musicological Society
Cultural Studies Association
International Association for the Study of Popular Music
PSi (Performance Studies International)
Society for American Music
Society for Ethnomusicology
Society for Music Theory

Courses Taught

Nightlives: Music and Nighttime
Introduction to World Music
Music in Western Civilization, I & II
Theories of Sex and Gender (Graduate level, co-taught with Lauren Berlant)

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