Speakers and Concert

The symposium will have Dr María Emilia Tijoux (University of Chile) and Dr Henry Stobart (Royal Holloway) as main speakers, and will finish with a performance of British-Chilean ensemble Quimantú.

Dr María Emilia Tijoux








Dr Tijoux is a Chilean sociologist, professor at the Department of Sociology of the University of Chile. Her research explores the social meanings of the body, and addresses racism in contemporary migration flows within Latin America and the Caribbean. More information about Dr Tijoux here.


Dr Henry Stobart








Dr Stobart is a British ethnomusicologist, Reader in Ethnomusicology at the Music Department of Royal Holloway. His research focuses on the musical practices of Andean communities and indigenous video production. More information about Dr Stobart´s work here.








Quimantú is an Anglo-Chilean ensemble formed in 1981 by Mauricio Venegas-Astorga, who arrived in the United Kingdom as a political exile during the dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet in Chile. The ensemble integrates diverse folk traditions, bridging the cultures of Chile, Latin America and the United Kingdom. More information about Quimantú here.