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Angelina Tallaj-García

Assistant Professor of Music

Music Faculty

Faculty Memorial Hall 447
Fordham University-Rose Hill Campus
Bronx, NY  10458

Phone:  718-817-4891

Office Hours:  By appointment


B.A., Master of Music, CUNY; PhD Ethnomusicology CUNY Graduate Center

Area of Specialization

Latin American and Caribbean Music


Angelina Tallaj-García joined the faculty in 2020.  Her research focuses on Dominican folk and popular music and their role in the construction of ethnic, racial, gender, and religious identities, particularly in the New York City Dominican diaspora.  She is also a trained pianist who enjoys performing music from Latin America and the Caribbean, and has performed in major venues such as Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall.


Selected Publications

“Religion on the Dance Floor: Afro-Dominican Music and Ritual from Altars to Clubs.”

Civilisations 67: Sounding Religious Transnationalism. 2018.

“Dominican Migrants, Plural Identities, and Popular Music.” American Music Review XLVI, 2. 2017.

Desde la Orilla: Fighting for a Queer Identity in the Dominican Republic.” 

Queer Identities/Political Realities. Kathleen German and Bruce Drushel, eds. Cambridge Scholars Press. 2009.

From Bulls to Music: Social, Religious, and Economic Aspects of a Pilgrimage to Nuestra Señora, La Vírgen de Altagracia” E-misférica 5 (1), New York University. 2008.

“‘A Country That Ain’t Really Belong To Me’: Dominicanyorks, Identity and Popular Music Journal of Gender and Cultural Critiques 18 (2): 1-14, SUNY Oneonta. 2006.