Ethnography and Queer Intimacies on the Dance Floor with Luis Manuel Garcia-Mispireta

Season 2, Episode 12

How does one come to study a topic that is on the margins of an academic discipline? What does it mean to do ethnographic fieldwork amidst the intimacies of the dance floor––and what are the challenges of doing so in queer spaces? A wide-ranging conversation with ethnomusicologist Luis-Manuel Garcia, on his scholarly journey from early music to rave culture to  gay fetish parties in Berlin.

Luis Manuel Garcia-Mispireta is Lecturer in Ethnomusicology and Popular Music Studies at the University of Birmingham.

If you’re interested in learning more about Professor Garcia-Mispireta’s work, you can follow him on Twitter at @LMGM and check out:

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A written transcript of this episode is available here; many thanks to Andrew Dell’Antonio for volunteering to prepare transcripts for the show!