Dr. Cathy Ragland is Associate Professor of Ethnomusicology, College of Music, University of North Texas. Dr. Ragland's research interests include music and the politics of migration and global networks, music and nationalism/transnationalism, Border studies, gender studies in music, popular music and deejay culture and applied ethnomusicology. The bulk of her research has been conducted in Texas, the American Southwest and the US-Mexico border and among Mexican immigrant communities in Washington state and New York. She is the author of the book Música Norteña: Mexican Migrants Creating a Nation between Nations (Temple University Press, 2009) along with several book chapters, journal articles and reviews. A native of San Antonio, Texas, she has worked as a folklorist and program director and a popular music critic and columnist at the San Antonio Express-News, Seattle Times, Seattle Weekly and Austin American-Statesman. Dr. Ragland co-founded of the Mariachi Academy of New York and currently serves as artistic director of the annual International Accordion Festival in San Antonio. http://www.temple.edu/tempress/titles/1957_reg.html
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