Matt Karush

Professor of History at George Mason University and Editor of the Journal of Social History.

I received my Ph.D. from the University of Chicago in 1997.  I teach a broad range of undergraduate and graduate courses on the modern history of Latin America.

My research and writing focus on the cultural history of twentieth-century Argentina.  My newest book, Musicians in Transit: Argentina and the Globalization of Popular Music (Duke U.P.), has just won a Deems Taylor/Virgil Thomson Award from the ASCAP Foundation.

The book examines the careers of seven influential musicians, revealing how their engagement with the economic and ideological structures of the global music business helped reshape Argentine and Latin American identities. The introduction is available here. Here is a blog post I recently wrote in connection to the book. And here is a new review.


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