Jairo Moreno Named National Humanities Center Fellow

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460May 11, 2012

PHILADELPHIA – The National Humanities Center has appointed Jairo Moreno, an associate professor of music theory at the University of Pennsylvania, to be a 2012-13 Fellow.  He is the 13th scholar from Penn to receive a fellowship from the Center.                                               

Moreno is among 33 from institutions in the United States and five foreign countries who will work on individual research projects and share ideas in seminars, lectures and conferences during the coming academic year at the National Humanities Center in Research Triangle Park, N.C.                                                                                                                                          

Moreno will work on his current project, Syncopated Modernities: Musical Latin Americanisms in the U.S., 1978-2008, an archival, critical and ethnographic study of music’s precarious share in political practices during late capitalism.