Eloy Ramirez


Eloy Ramirez is a Ph.D. student in Historical Musicology. He studied music education and bassoon at Texas State University before obtaining his MM in Musicology at the University of Arizona. Being a first-generation American citizen, expanding the literature of composers belonging to marginalized groups is an impetus in his research.

His interests include the intersection of critical theory and avant-garde music during the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, and how repression of social groups affects the output of composers identifying within those groups. These interests prompted recent research on how Pauline Oliveros’s music prefigured third-wave feminist ideas and the use of music as a state apparatus in colonial Mexico.