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Dr Matthew Machin-Autenrieth

Dr Matthew Machin-Autenrieth

Senior Research Associate (Principal Investigator for the ERC-funded project: 'Past and Present Musical Encounters across the Strait of Gibraltar')


Biography:

Matthew Machin-Autenrieth is a Senior Research Associate at the Faculty of Music, University of Cambridge and the Principal Investigator for the European Research Council-funded project ‘Past and Present Musical Encounters across the Strait of Gibraltar’ (2018–23).

Matthew completed his Masters and PhD in Ethnomusicology at Cardiff University. Following his studies, Matthew was appointed as a Leverhulme Early Career Fellow at the University of Cambridge (2014–17). He has taught ethnomusicology at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels at the University of Cambridge, Cardiff University and the University of Plymouth. Matthew’s research spans three main areas: the relationship between music and regional identity in nation states; heritage studies; and music, diaspora and postcolonial studies. His doctoral research examined the relationship between flamenco, regionalism and heritage in Andalusia. Based on extensive fieldwork and engagement with political geography, the thesis explored how flamenco has been ‘regionalised’ as an emblem of Andalusian identity and the ways in which this process has been received by flamenco communities, most notably in the city of Granada. This research was published in the monograph Flamenco, Regionalism and Musical Heritage in Southern Spain (Routledge).

Research Interests

Matthew's current research focuses on the role of music for intercultural dialogue and social integration in the context of Moroccan immigration in Southern Spain.