Jacqueline Avila is an Assistant Professor in Musicology at the University of Tennessee. She holds an MA and PhD in music from the University of California, Riverside. Her research focuses on film music and the intersections of identity, tradition, and modernity in the Hollywood and Mexican film industries.
Her publications can be found in the Journal of Film Music, Iconic Mexico, and Latin American Music Review. She is currently working on a book, Cinesonidos: Film Music and Identity in Early Mexican Cinema (1896-1952), which is an examination of the function and cultural representation of music in Mexican cinema.