Kristin Wendland

Back to all Kristin Wendland is Professor of Teaching in the Department of Music at Emory University. With her tango research partner Kacey Link, she has co-authored and published Tracing Tangueros: Argentine Tango Instrumental Music (2016), and articles for Chamber Music Magazine (2018), Naxos Musicology (2020), and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra (2021). Her book The […]

Ignacio Varchausky

Back to all Photo credit: Mario Efron Ignacio Varchausky is a musician, producer, researcher, and educator who has been working in tango for over twenty-five years. He is the creator and artistic director of the Orquesta Escuela de Tango Emilio Balcarce; the founder of Orquesta El Arranque and the nonprofit organization TangoVia; and the author of […]

Kendra Stepputat

Back to all Photo credit: Oliver Richter, 2022 Kendra Stepputat is Associate Professor and Head of the Institute for Ethnomusicology, University of Music and Performing Arts Graz, Austria. Her research topics include choreomusical aspects of Balinese performing arts, in particular kecak, and tango argentino in a European perspective, which she captures in her book Tango Dance and Music: A choreomusicological […]

Rebecca Simpson-Litke

Back to all Rebecca Simpson-Litke is Associate Professor of Music Theory in the Desautels Faculty of Music at the University of Manitoba. Her research explores rhythmic interactions between music and dance, focusing on the Latin social dances that she has taught and performed in her spare time for the past twenty years. Her salsa research […]

Bárbara Varassi Pega

Back to all Bárbara Varassi Pega is a faculty member at Codarts University of the Arts, Rotterdam, and Fontys University of Fine and Performing Arts, Tilburg. An Argentine pianist, arranger, composer, researcher, and educator specializing in tango music, she is the pianist of the Quinteto Astor Piazzolla and the author of The Art of Tango […]

Rielle Navitski

Back to all Photo credit: Dina Canup Rielle Navitski is Associate Professor in the Department of Theatre and Film Studies at the University of Georgia in Athens. She is the author of Transatlantic Cinephilia: Film Culture Between Latin America and France, 1945-1965  (2023) and Public Spectacles of Violence: Sensational Cinema and Journalism in Early Twentieth-Century Mexico and […]

Carolyn Merritt

Back to all Carolyn Merritt is an anthropologist and dancer, and the author of Tango Nuevo (2012). She lives in Philadelphia, where she works as a writer and ethnographer, teaches yoga, and bakes desserts.

J. Lucas McKay

Back to all J. Lucas McKay is Assistant Professor of Biomedical Informatics and Neurology at the Emory University School of Medicine. He holds ScB and ScM degrees in Electrical Engineering from Brown University, a PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology, and an MS in Clinical Research from Emory University. […]

Morgan James Luker

Back to all Morgan James Luker is Associate Professor of Music at Reed College in Portland, Oregon. He is the author of The Tango Machine: Musical Culture in the Age of Expediency (2016) and the founding director Tango for Musicians at Reed College. Morgan’s current research examines the materiality and management of historical sound recordings […]

Paulina L. Alberto

Back to all Paulina L. Alberto is Professor of African and African American Studies and of History at Harvard University. An Argentine-born historian of Afro-Latin America, her work explores Afro-Latin American lives, thought, and politics as they unfolded in the aftermath of slavery, particularly in Brazil and Argentina. She is the author of Terms of Inclusion: Black […]