BFE Member Moshe Morad wins 2016 Marcia Herndon prize
Congratulations to BFE Member Moshe Morad! His latest book 'Fiesta de diez pesos: Music and Gay Identity in Special Period Cuba' (SOAS Musicology Series) is the winner of the 2016 Marcia Herndon Prize, awarded by the Gender and Sexuality Section, SEM.
From the Marcia Herndon Award Committee:
"Morad's 'Fiesta de diez pesos' is a splendid book; a wonderful read, deep in ethnographic detail, and a major contribution to ethnomusicological literature. Well-written, rigorously researched and valuable, giving the lie to the implicit suggestion in so much ethnomusicological work that only heterosexuals make or consume music in those "Other" locales."
One of our senior committee members writes:
"The chapter on 'gay' or 'effeminate' men and their centrality in Santeria worship is something I will add to my syllabi. As the inaugural winner of this new prize, 'Fiesta de diez pesos' exemplifies the highest qualities of writing, ethnography, provocative interpretation, and commitment to political justice."
"In perfect timing the book's paperback version just came out by Routledge (making it much more affordable:)..."
Well done Moshe - what a fantastic achievement!