Silvio J. dos Santos (Ph.D. Brandeis University) specializes in European and Latin American music from the nineteenth century to the present, focusing on issues related to music and cultural identity, intersections between music and politics, and notions of nationalism and multiculturalism in Latin American music. He is the recipient the 2002 Paul A. Pisk Award from the American Musicological Society, as well as several research grants.
Dr. dos Santos has presented papers at national and international conferences, including the Società Italiana di Musicologia, Gesellschaft für Musikforschung, as well as local and national meetings of the American Musicological Society. He has published articles and reviews in the Journal of Musicology, Notes, and the second edition of the American Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians. His book Narratives of Identities in Alban Berg's ‘Lulu’ (University of Rochester Press, 2014) explores the crossroads between autobiographical narratives and musical composition in Berg's Lulu, unveiling aspects of encoded social customs, gender identity, and personal experiences within musical structures.
An active classical guitarist, he is a member of the Alachua Guitar Quartet and Jacaré Brazil, a multi-instrumental ensemble at the University of Florida.