Luis Manuel Garcia-Mispireta, PhD
Educator, Researcher, Writer, Activist, Organizer, DJ
I party so you don't have to. Queer AF, post-migrant Canadian of Peruvian-Colombian ancestry. Multiple migrant (Toronto, Berlin, Chicago, Paris, Birmingham, Groningen). Ceviche specialist.Scholar, curator, and practitioner of popular electronic music, using practice-led ethnographic methods.
- PhD U Chicago 2011 (ethnomusicology)Gay affinity animal: capybara.
Recent Work & Press
COMING August 2023: Together, Somehow: Music, Affect, and Intimacy on the Dancefloor. Monograph (single-author book). Duke University Press.
AWARDS for Together, Somehow: Duke University Press Scholars of Color First Book Award; AMS 75 Publication Award for Young Scholars (American Musicological Society)
2022 LECTURE: "Bouncers, Door Policies, Multiculturalism" (MixCloud). Presented at Unsafe Sounds Festival, 1 October 2022.
Ongoing publication: The Oxford Handbook of Electronic Dance Music. Co-edited with Robin James. Oxford University Press.
2021: Ethnography and Queer Intimacies on the Dance Floor with Luis-Manuel Garcia Interview by Will Robin for Sound Expertise Podcast.
2020: “Feeling the Vibe: Sound, Vibration, and Affective Attunement in Electronic Dance Music Scenes.” Ethnomusicology Forum. DOI: 10.1080/17411912.2020.1733434
2019: LMGM Ambient DJ set @ Room 4 Resistance, Berlin.
2019: LMGM Rave DJ set (closing) @ Room 4 Resistance, Berlin.
SEE BELOW FOR FULL CV
Room 4 Resistance (Berlin)
Staff profile at the University of Birmingham (UK)
For Resident Advisor: "An alternate history of sexuality in club culture." (2013)
Soundcloud profile for Room 4 Resistance
My sporadically updated LMGMblog
Luis in Paris (DORMANT), PhD fieldwork blog, 2006–2011