Stephan Hammel

Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, 2014, B.M., Rice University, 2008

Stephan Hammel’s primary research interest is the aesthetics and politics of musical modernism in Latin America in the 20th century. He is currently at work on a monograph interpreting the material conditions and intellectual roots of an aesthetic movement that encompassed Silvestre Revueltas and Alberto Ginastera, Heitor Villa-Lobos and Alejo Carpentier. Working between disciplines, he has given papers at conferences both within and without the United States, including the Latin American Studies Association, the American Musicological Society, and the American Society for Aesthetics. He also writes about methodological and theoretical concerns, especially those involved in developing a historical materialist approach to the study of music.

Assistant Professor
CAC 2026