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Professor Varas-Díaz co-edits section in "Metal Music Studies".


Congratulations to GSS Professor, Dr. Nelson Varas-Diaz, whose co-edited section in the new issue of "Metal Music Studies" came out today! Check out all of the articles for contributions from Argentina, Brazil, El Salvador, Cuba, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic and Peru, and be sure to see his article,"Metal in Latin America".

Professor Nelson Varas-Diaz Keynote Speaker at the MHMC 2018 Conference in Helsinki June 27, 2018


Modern Heavy Metal Conference 2018 Keynote: "Decolonial Metal Music" by Professor Nelson Varas-Diaz.

Professor Varas-Díaz’s film nominated for Best Feature Documentary


Professor Nelson Varas-Díaz’s ethnographic film, "The Metal Islands: Culture, History and Politics in Caribbean Heavy Metal Music,"[…]

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Spring 2018 Dynamic Mini-Term G.S.S Course Offerings

02/05/2018 12:00 PM

Spring 2018 Dynamic Mini-Term G.S.S Course Offerings. Registration is now open. Term is 8 weeks long (March 5th-April 28th). In order to register for these Spring Mini-Term courses, you must email from your FIU student email account. Please include your name, Panther ID, and the course information.

SAGGSA Colloquium Series

02/09/2018 03:30 PM

SAGGSA Colloquium Series presents: Events for Spring 2018.

The Metal Islands: Culture, History, and Politics in Caribbean Heavy Metal Music

03/27/2018 07:00 PM

This film screening and discussion with Producer Nelson Varas-Diaz is a documentary that sheds some light on three metal scenes in the Spanish-speaking Caribbean; Cuba, the Dominican Republic, and Puerto Rico. The documentary examines how each island's metal scene has been influenced by history, culture, and political context.

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