Department of Spanish and Portuguese

Wilfredo Burgos Matos

Area of Expertise: Dominican music, literature and culture .

Mentoring Fellow



Caribbean music, gender and sexualities, masculinities, ethnography, sound studies, space and identity, voice studies, performance studies.


Wilfredo José Burgos Matos is a singer, writer, performance artist, musicologist and doctoral student. Wilfredo has training in a diverse set of disciplines such as literature, ethnography, performance, music, and cultural and media studies. He's one of the research writers in the National Endowment for the Humanities digital project “A History of Dominican Music in the U.S.” of the CUNY Dominican Studies Institute, and directs the teaching and performance project “Culture, Latinidad, and Academia: Reimagining Teaching Methodologies through the Poetics of Performance Art” at the CUNY Graduate Center's Teaching and Learning Center. Prior to continuing his doctoral studies at UT Austin, Wilfredo served as a Graduate Teaching Fellow in the Department of Puerto Rican and Latino Studies at Brooklyn College, CUNY, where he taught course on performance and Latinidad, Latino cultural studies, and Dominican heritage. A recipient of national academic grants, his academic and artistic work has been presented and/or published in Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Cuba, Spain, and the United States. 

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SPN 604 • Acc Intro Spn Heritage Learner

44260 • Fall 2019
Meets MWF 4:00PM-6:00PM PAR 302

Designed primarily for students who have a cultural and linguistic connection to Spanish.

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