Felipe Ledesma-Núñez


Felipe Ledesma-Núñez is an Ecuadorian Ph.D. candidate in Historical Musicology at Harvard University studying the evangelization of the rural colonial Andes. His dissertation examines mid-seventeenth century rituals of death and renewal in highland indigenous towns, exploring the role of singing and dancing in the accommodation of Catholicism and pre-Columbian rites, and in the interaction among the human, the natural, and the otherworldly.

Prior to Harvard, Felipe attended Universidad de Cuenca, Northwestern State University of Louisiana, and SUNY Stony Brook. His research is supported by numerous fellowships and grants, most recently the Tyler Fellowship in Pre-Columbian Studies at Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection.

Contact: ledesmanunez@g.harvard.edu