Susan Campos-Fonseca

Musicologist, composer & writer.


Ms. Campos-Fonseca holds a Ph.D. in music from the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM), Spain. Master in Spanish and Latin American Philosophy from the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM), and graduated in Conducting by the Universidad de Costa Rica (UCR). She is a composer and musicologist whose research focuses on philosophy of culture and technology, feminism, decolonial studies, electronic art and sound studies.


Campos-Fonseca has received the 2002 University Council Award from Universidad de Costa Rica (UCR), the 2004 WASBE conductor scholarship (UK), the 2005 Carolina Foundation Scholarship (Spain), the 2007 “100 Latinos” Award (Spain), the Corda Foundation Award 2009 (New York), the 2012 Casa de las Americas Musicology Award (Cuba), and the 2013, 2014 UCR Distinguished Scholar “Universitaria destacada” (Costa Rica).


She serves on the advisory boards of Boletín de Música (Cuba), and has been a guest editor for Trans: Revista Transcultural de Música (Spain) and Ideas Sónicas (México). Her books include Herencias cervantinas en la música vocal iberoamericana. Poiésis de un imaginario cultural (for which she received the 2012 Casa de las Americas Musicology Award), and the co-edited volume Estudos de género, corpo e música: abordagens metodológica, ANPPOM-Serie Pesquisa em Musica no Brasil, Vol. 3. She currently coordinates a project on arts, sciences and technologies at UCR, where she is professor of Music History and Transdisciplinary Research.

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