Luis Achondo is a HILLS Postdoctoral Scholar in the Humanities at Case Western Reserve University. He holds a Ph.D. in Musicology and Ethnomusicology from Brown University. His research focuses on Latin American expressive cultures amid violence and scarcity.
Drawing on ethnographic material from long-term fieldwork in Chile, Argentina, and Uruguay, his current book project examines how sound mediates (anti)social and translocal relations among soccer fans in the Southern Cone. He previously researched the role of music in the work of queer writer Pedro Lemebel and Spanish virtuoso Andrés Segovia’s mediation of the history of the classical guitar. His projects have been generously funded by Fulbright, Tinker, and Conicyt, and his work has been published in edited volumes, Ethnomusicology Forum, Latin American Music Review, and the Journal of Musicological Research. He was awarded the James T. Koetting Prize (2021), the LACSEM Prize (2017), and received an Honorable Mention in the LACSEM Prize (2019).