Eduardo Herrera

Eduardo Herrera

Associate Professor, Folklore and Ethnomusicology

Director, Ethnomusicology Institute



  • Ph.D., University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, 2013
  • M.A., University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, 2004
  • B.M., Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, 2002

Research interests

  • Latin American and Latinx cultural practices
  • Music and sound in sports and games
  • Sound studies
  • Soccer, masculinity, violence
  • Coloniality/postcoloniality/decoloniality
  • Ethnography of elites
  • Experimental music studies
  • Cultural diplomacy and philanthropy

Courses recently taught

  • Experimentalisms in the Americas
  • Introduction to Ethnomusicology
  • Issues in Latin American Music Studies
  • Current Issues in Musicology
  • Musics in Latin America: A Transnational Focus

Awards & Distinctions

  • Harvard University, Visiting Associate Professor of Music (Spring 2021)
  • University of Rochester Humanities Center External Faculty Fellow (2019–2020)
  • Rutgers University, Research Council Grant Award, (2019–2020)
  • Marcia Herndon Award, Society for Ethnomusicology's Section on Gender and Sexualities, honorable mention for the article “Masculinity, Violence, and Soccer Chants: The Sonic Potentials of Participatory Sounding-in-Synchrony” (2019)
  • American Musicological Society, Popular Music Study Group Junior Faculty Symposium (2016)
  • Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) Internal Research Grant from the University of Victoria (Summer 2011)
  • Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities Fellowship (2008–2009)