Michael Arnold
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Michael Arnold received his Ph. D. in Hispanic and Lusophone Literatures, Cultures, and Linguistics from the University of Minnesota in June, 2013. His dissertation Saudade, Duende, and Feedback: The Hybrid Voices of Twenty-First-Century Neoflamenco and Neofado explores hybrid cultural expression and national identity in Iberian indie and electronic urban neofolk music. His research interests include contemporary Iberian literatures, cultures and subcultures, hybridity, and ethnomusicology. He has published articles with the University of Toronto’s TRANSverse, the University of Kentucky’s Nomenclatura, the Universidad de Murcia’s Música y cultura audiovisual: horizontes, as well as chapters for several edited collections. He currently teaches Hispanic literature and culture courses at the University of Minnesota Department of Spanish and Portuguese Studies in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Contact: Arno0055@umn.edu