The James T. Koetting Prize is the Northeast Chapter's award for the outstanding graduate student paper presented at the annual chapter meeting. Jim Koetting (1939-1984) was a respected ethnomusicologist whose main area of research was African music. He was an Associate Professor at Brown University. This award honors his memory as a distinguished teacher, scholar, musician, and colleague.
About Luis Achondo
Luis is a Ph.D. candidate in Musicology and Ethnomusicology and an Interdisciplinary Opportunity Fellow at The Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies. He holds an M.A. in Musicology from the PUC Chile and an M.A. in Ethnomusicology from Brown. Drawing on ethnographic material from long-term fieldwork in Chile, Argentina, and Uruguay, his dissertation examines the ontological overlap of sociality and anti-sociality in the sonic practices of the transnational soccer fandom of the Latin American Southern Cone. He previously researched the role of music in the work of writer Pedro Lemebel and Andrés Segovia’s mediation of the history of the classical guitar. His projects have been funded by Fulbright, Tinker, and Conicyt, and his work has been published in edited volumes and the Journal of Musicological Research. He has also been awarded the LACSEM Paper Prize.